I love growing and eating food, laughing with friends, strategizing ways to create more sustainable and joyful communities. I like spending time in beautiful places, picking berries, caring for livestock, hiking and swimming in ponds. You are more likely to find me on my bike than in the gym and in a coffee shop than a club, though I'm not sure I've ever turned down a dance party of any variety. I've done a triathlon and marathon....but I am also a champion sleeper. I'm open and outgoing and I laugh a lot, often at my own expense. I love board games, trivia, cooking, drinking tea, dancing, biking through puddles, running, writing punny puppet shows, summer, spring and fall.
I'm looking for someone who has a dream and is excited to keep learning every day. Someone who is willing to try any food once, who laughs at my puns and still is curious about the world. Someone who loves food and trying to live as sustainably, fully and joyfully as possible.
For all you Myers-Briggs fans, I'm an INFP. Though a pretty outgoing one.
I'm not sure where the next chapter will take me. Hopefully somewhere close to mountains, water, wild places, friends with killer potlucks, and good community.
Listening and mediating.
Being a friend.
Crossword puzzles, bananagrams and trivia.
typing really fast
macguyvering various farm implements.
Languages (I lived in 5 countries growing up, so I have a head start)
Teaching large groups of people to sing, do rhythms or farm together.
Taking blood from birds (not however good at ID. Go figure).
I love food! especially if I raised it myself. I love juneberries, dark chocolate with almonds, tea, raw milk, heirloom tomatoes, homemade sausage (yes...I used to get the publication "sausage maker"). I can't have alcohol, coffee, sugar or gluten (ever realize how every date features one of these things?? It's okay, I'm there to meet you, just don't be surprised if I order a seltzer with lime). It's made me way more creative in fulfilling my love of making pies. Sadly, my last entry into a pie-baking contest lost to someone who chopped up little Debbie cakes, soaked them in bourbon, and stuck it in a pie crust. Shenanigans!
Books: Love Prayer for Owen Meany, Prodigal Summer, Unsettling of America, East of Eden, Secret Life of Bees.
Last read "The Market Gardener" by Jean-Martin Fortier for work and "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver for fun
Podcasts: On Being, Dear Sugar, Farmer to Farmer, This American Life, Serial, The Moth, Snap Judgement
Movies: I love "The Visitor", "Amelie" and Wes Anderson. all time fave is the princess bride.
Love watching stand-up. especially Billy Connelly.
2. summer. (this lets me count tomatoes, campfires, and paddleboarding in one)
3. seeds and land. I can figure out how to grow the rest.
4. my car. it has my tent, ridge rest and sleeping bag, in case a last-minute camping trip proves tempting.
5. finally got a smartphone in 2014 because my co-workers refuse to keep looking up the weather for me 10 times a day!
6. soulshine (better than sunshine...better than moonshine, damn sure better than rain)