Ready to get out of the race! Working at setting up our homestead in the hills. I bought a valley with a stream, a north facing slope and a south facing slope. We are going to live in what will become the guest house and build the house of our dreams into a south facing hillside overlooking our stream! Grew up with parents that marched to thier own drum and it has rubbed off. Married to my bride for 37 years and have teenage grandkids.I have always had two or three jobs at a time, that won't change other then I am retiring from my state job after 25 years. Plan to continue farming the flat farm even after my son buys it and will put 40 acres back into production at the new homestead. Our site lends itself to hydro-electric and I see this as an opportunity to make my carbon footprint somewhat smaller. Lots of research has gone into passive solar, underground living, and renewable energy in general.We have grown a large percentage of our own food for several years as I believe the commercial food industry is poison. I hunt, forage, hate lawns, and I am not that fond of close neighbors. Cured that by buying the whole road.