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Seeking a mail-order bride for his homestead

Frank Hoyt Taylor

Update: This opportunity is now closed!

Back in the original homesteading days, mail-order brides were a common feature on the frontier, and our movie-star neighbor would like to turn back the clock and find his own.  While he was out adding a super to his bee hive over the weekend, he couldn't help musing that the only thing marring his happiness was the absence of a female partner in his homesteading endeavors.  Hopefully one of you can fill that gap!


Appalachian farmOur neighbor lives in an intentional community with lots of land to make your homesteading dreams come true.  He loves his bees and his garden, is a top-notch cook and a great preserver, and he also likes to play golf, enjoy good movies, and dine out.  He often has the opportunity to travel for work, and hopes his mate would like to go with him.

On a more personal note, our neighbor is a true gentleman and is one of the few people I go out of my way to see on a regular basis.  In the winter, I love dropping by to warm my hands on the water-rounded stones he selects out of the nearby river, and I'm always intrigued by his ingenuity, gripping stories, craftsmanship, kindness, and artistic sense.  Plus, his lemon tree is just plain amazing.

Edited to add: Our neighbor is no longer looking for a mail-order bride, so the contact information has been removed.

If you have a copy of my book, you can read more about our neighbor on pages 3 and 135-137.


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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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Dont you feel like cupid? Wouldnt it bbe just so cool if this is how the very right person came along! This makes me smile, and hope it is successful!
Comment by Deb Wed Apr 10 15:30:42 2013

I keep searching for a homestead partner. You can well imagine the responses I get on match dot come and other dating sites. Does anyone out there know how to find others interested in finding a partner in a homesteading life?

I'm all ears.....

Comment by Lisa Wed May 8 22:42:02 2013

Lisa --- I've often thought that a match.com type site just for homesteaders (including the option of finding a platonic partner) would be perfect. Unfortunately, I lack the technical skills to make that happen.

In the meantime, I've heard that some big cities have weed dating --- like speed dating, but you weed while you talk, presumably meaning you'd attract people with green thumbs. I'd be curious to hear if anyone comes up with other options for finding a homesteading mate.

Comment by anna Thu May 9 09:48:24 2013





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