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I'm a farmer and homesteader, currently living off-the-grid on the Oregon coast and muddling my way through life.

Real Name: Joel Caris

Location: Nehalem, Oregon

Occupation: Farmer

Home Page: http://www.ofthehands.com/

Twitter: @OfTheHands

Diaries published: 68 (782 days since last diary on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 08:41 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 971 (782 days since last comment on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 08:52 AM PDT)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 938

Total Comment Ratings: 10

Most Recommended Diary: How To Make Butter, 144 comments, 165 recommends

People Following aimlessmind: 54

aimlessmind's Most Recent Diaries:

An entry in The Household Economy Last year, I started on the garden late. Aside from sneaking in a small potato patch in April, I didn't really get going until late May and early June. I had some ...
by aimlessmind
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 08:41 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
An entry in Encounters One of the challenges of attempting a life in the margins is the sense of alienation it can, at times, produce. Granted, a life lived within the confines of society's ...
by aimlessmind
Comment Count 18 comments on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 06:12 PM PST with 26 Recommends
It happens often. A large job waits for me, and for a moment it seems almost impossible. Or, if not impossible, at least quite daunting and far more than I want to tackle. It might be planning and ...
by aimlessmind
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 05:21 PM PST with 3 Recommends
An entry in How To Be Poor In the previous entry in this series, The Reductionist Trap , I wrote about a possible diet I could eat that would seem to be sustainable and practical, given my ...
by aimlessmind
Comment Count 57 comments on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 04:15 PM PST with 28 Recommends
And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need a caretaker." So God made a farmer. God said, "I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in ...
by aimlessmind
Comment Count 119 comments on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 07:05 PM PST with 107 Recommends
An entry in the How To Be Poor series on voluntary poverty One of the primary troubles with living well in a time of peak oil and deindustrialization is the tendency in our society to think in ...
by aimlessmind
Comment Count 24 comments on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 01:23 PM PST with 15 Recommends

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