I am 64 years old as I write this retired for 2 years. Worked at many things during my working career all over the U.S., and finally retired as a truck driver.
I live on 20 acres back in the wooded mountains of S.E. Oklahoma near Lake Eufaula. My nearest neighbors are 3 miles cross the mountain or 4 miles to the highway. There are no public utilities available here and I like it that way. That means there will be no development to bring in people to squeeze me out or to disrupt the tranquility of the woods.
I try to live as independently as possible, producing for myself most of the things I need to live comfortably. I still buy gasoline for my vehicles, chainsaw, tiller, & etc, and groceries that I cannot produce for myself.
My goal is to be as independent as practical, while still living a comfortable lifestyle. It is an adventure every day. I am constantly discovering easier ways to do things and ways to do things that I didn’t know I could do.
I encourage your comments to my stories pro or con because from them I can get new ideas and learn.