Comments on: Greetings http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2006/07/30/greetings/ farm blog, farming blog, country blog, country living blog, livestock blog, rural lifestyle blog Fri, 26 Jul 2013 14:50:13 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Spewmendalape http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2006/07/30/greetings/comment-page-1/#comment-40792 Spewmendalape Fri, 19 Dec 2008 04:15:38 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/?p=5#comment-40792 Hi people As a fresh blog.mahindrausa.com user i only want to say hi to everyone else who uses this bbs :-D Hi people

As a fresh blog.mahindrausa.com user i only want to say hi to everyone else who uses this bbs :-D

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By: Jay http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2006/07/30/greetings/comment-page-1/#comment-40547 Jay Sat, 13 Dec 2008 23:19:57 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/?p=5#comment-40547 I grew up on a farm in georgia - my wife is a city girl. All she can talk about is wanting to start a farm (\"just some cute sheep and some ducks\" she says). She has no idea how much work goes into a working farm. I hope she will read some of this and realize that getting a farm as a hobby (she calls it a hobby farm) is not like buying a tennis racket that you use twice and then stays in the closet untouched. I grew up on a farm in georgia – my wife is a city girl. All she can talk about is wanting to start a farm (\”just some cute sheep and some ducks\” she says). She has no idea how much work goes into a working farm. I hope she will read some of this and realize that getting a farm as a hobby (she calls it a hobby farm) is not like buying a tennis racket that you use twice and then stays in the closet untouched.

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By: Tom http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2006/07/30/greetings/comment-page-1/#comment-19619 Tom Fri, 02 Nov 2007 14:43:05 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/?p=5#comment-19619 Hey, I think what you are doing with this blog is GREAT. And I am glad that it is successful. I just checked this out today and was reading a few stories. Thanks for this site. Hey,
I think what you are doing with this blog is GREAT. And I am glad that it is successful. I just checked this out today and was reading a few stories. Thanks for this site.

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By: Brooke http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2006/07/30/greetings/comment-page-1/#comment-17127 Brooke Thu, 13 Sep 2007 09:36:43 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/?p=5#comment-17127 WOW!! I don't know where to start!! I have read ALL your replys to your original blog. I had to stop and start taking notes, LOL!! I am a "city" girl, ha ha at age 45!! I live in Chino, CA and have a quarter horse boarded in Norco (AKA Horsetown USA)and a Miniature Horse I have lent to a friend for her older gelding. "Harley" keeps her gelding running and young (he is 27). He thinks he is a BIG horse. My DREAM!!! Is to own about OK don't LAUGH!!! About 2 ACRES!!! Enough to have my horse, an arena, hot walker, some chickens and a small "petting" zoo!! Like I said..I am a city girl. I do NOT want to see my food WALKING or TALKING, LOL!!! I have experianced it...and I don't have a problem with it as long as I do NOT pet the cow, pig, goat, turkey (which I get every year from my horse shoer! I won't buy a frozen "chemical" turkey ever again!) It's funny, his daughter Katie...she always asks me....Brooke, do you want to come see "Henry"??? He is your Thanksgiving turkey!! I just say, sorry Katie, NO, I do not want to see my FOOD walking around!!!! UGH! But, because she has always been raised with her "food" in her backyard, neither she or her brother have any trouble with it! It is a whole different world! I totally commend you and what you are doing for your kids!! It DOES make them a better person.....they KNOW where things come from. What it takes to grow, take care of and unfortunatly even the bad side of life when an animal, cow, horse or whatever dies before its time. It effects the WHOLE family! Financially AND emotionally. Do NOT ever doubt yourself!! Your children look happy and healthy....what more could a parent ask?? Well, I didn't get to ALL my "notes" but, maybe another time..........I look forward to more of your blogs...... Keep SMILING!!! Takes less muscles, LOL...... Brooke WOW!! I don’t know where to start!! I have read ALL your replys to your original blog. I had to stop and start taking notes, LOL!! I am a “city” girl, ha ha at age 45!! I live in Chino, CA and have a quarter horse boarded in Norco (AKA Horsetown USA)and a Miniature Horse I have lent to a friend for her older gelding. “Harley” keeps her gelding running and young (he is 27). He thinks he is a BIG horse. My DREAM!!! Is to own about OK don’t LAUGH!!! About 2 ACRES!!! Enough to have my horse, an arena, hot walker, some chickens and a small “petting” zoo!! Like I said..I am a city girl. I do NOT want to see my food WALKING or TALKING, LOL!!! I have experianced it…and I don’t have a problem with it as long as I do NOT pet the cow, pig, goat, turkey (which I get every year from my horse shoer! I won’t buy a frozen “chemical” turkey ever again!) It’s funny, his daughter Katie…she always asks me….Brooke, do you want to come see “Henry”??? He is your Thanksgiving turkey!! I just say, sorry Katie, NO, I do not want to see my FOOD walking around!!!! UGH! But, because she has always been raised with her “food” in her backyard, neither she or her brother have any trouble with it! It is a whole different world! I totally commend you and what you are doing for your kids!! It DOES make them a better person…..they KNOW where things come from. What it takes to grow, take care of and unfortunatly even the bad side of life when an animal, cow, horse or whatever dies before its time. It effects the WHOLE family! Financially AND emotionally. Do NOT ever doubt yourself!! Your children look happy and healthy….what more could a parent ask??
Well, I didn’t get to ALL my “notes” but, maybe another time……….I look forward to more of your blogs……
Keep SMILING!!! Takes less muscles, LOL……
Brooke

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By: Aine http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2006/07/30/greetings/comment-page-1/#comment-11272 Aine Tue, 19 Jun 2007 01:47:41 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/?p=5#comment-11272 I cannot express how much I admire your drive to raise your children on your family farm! While I unfortunately grew up myself in the city, I have spent the last several years living and working in the 'soft fruit' belt of Ontario, Canada and have really noticed the vast difference between city kids and farm kids. I truly believe that by choosing to raise your children on the farm you will give them an appreciation for hard work and the joy of seeing what comes from it in the end as well as a sense of pride in what they do. It seems to me that most children from the city don't learn this until they are adults (if at all). Soon I will be returning to the city to work on a teaching degree and would like nothing more than to run a small hobby farm on the side (That is, if I can figure out how to start. Not so easy from the ground up I'm told). I wish you the very best of fortune with your farm and hope that you spend many happy years there with your kids. ~Anastasia ~age 23 ~Beamsville, Ontario, Canada I cannot express how much I admire your drive to raise your children on your family farm! While I unfortunately grew up myself in the city, I have spent the last several years living and working in the ‘soft fruit’ belt of Ontario, Canada and have really noticed the vast difference between city kids and farm kids. I truly believe that by choosing to raise your children on the farm you will give them an appreciation for hard work and the joy of seeing what comes from it in the end as well as a sense of pride in what they do. It seems to me that most children from the city don’t learn this until they are adults (if at all).

Soon I will be returning to the city to work on a teaching degree and would like nothing more than to run a small hobby farm on the side (That is, if I can figure out how to start. Not so easy from the ground up I’m told).

I wish you the very best of fortune with your farm and hope that you spend many happy years there with your kids.

~Anastasia
~age 23
~Beamsville, Ontario, Canada

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By: Dawn http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2006/07/30/greetings/comment-page-1/#comment-11032 Dawn Wed, 13 Jun 2007 13:39:01 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/?p=5#comment-11032 I too love the farm life. I have a six acre mini-farm in Cerulean, KY. Cows, chickens, geese, ducks and a dog. There is nothing better! It was too much for me to farm alone and work in the city, so I'm in the process of trying to sell my 1925 farm house. I just found your blog and am excited to read more. Thank you so much for sharing your family with all of us! I too love the farm life. I have a six acre mini-farm in Cerulean, KY. Cows, chickens, geese, ducks and a dog. There is nothing better! It was too much for me to farm alone and work in the city, so I’m in the process of trying to sell my 1925 farm house. I just found your blog and am excited to read more. Thank you so much for sharing your family with all of us!

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By: Debbie http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2006/07/30/greetings/comment-page-1/#comment-3250 Debbie Wed, 21 Mar 2007 15:52:20 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/?p=5#comment-3250 Joel, Wow! Just found your blog and had to read all of it! My husband is the 5th generation farmer, Glasco Kansas, and our family is the 4th generation to live in our house. We farm about 3,000 acres of corn, milo, wheat, and alfalfa. We also have a 50 head cow-calf operation. My 15 year old daughter, Katie, is in 4-H, so Sunday we added 3 steers to her collection. She is starting a small herd to help her pay for college when the time comes. I also have a 9 year old daughter, Jacy, who is going to take a heifer to the fair this year, and our 7 year old son Lane will have bucket calf. The only other animals we have are a dog and a cat. The kids would love a horse, but we don't have anyplace to keep one. I can relate to your problem of broken down machinery. At 9pm last night I was helping Matt fix the sprayer out in the field. The cable that folds the arm of the sprayer snapped off when he was folding it up to move fields. Matt is fertilizing our wheat this week, and our hay looks pretty good. He didn't have Katie around to help this past week, as she went on a ski trip to Winter Park in Colorado with her HS youth group. This is spring break for Glasco school, so the kids have been home driving me crazy all week. Thank GOD for my twin sister, who lives in Glasco. Her kids (Kobey 15 and Lauren 14) are spending this week with their father in Colorado, so she has some time on her hands. I am trying to finish up my BA in Business Management. I have 2 classes to finish, and only need to write a paper to finish them. Problem with living in rural Kansas, there are no major colleges near enough to get your degree. I absolutely love this Blog, and am going to recommend it to our grade school teachers. My kids are one set of the few farm kids we have in our school, and a lot of the kids do not realize what we do. I belive your blog will help them understand. Keep on Blogging! Joel,

Wow! Just found your blog and had to read all of it! My husband is the 5th generation farmer, Glasco Kansas, and our family is the 4th generation to live in our house. We farm about 3,000 acres of corn, milo, wheat, and alfalfa.

We also have a 50 head cow-calf operation. My 15 year old daughter, Katie, is in 4-H, so Sunday we added 3 steers to her collection. She is starting a small herd to help her pay for college when the time comes.

I also have a 9 year old daughter, Jacy, who is going to take a heifer to the fair this year, and our 7 year old son Lane will have bucket calf.

The only other animals we have are a dog and a cat. The kids would love a horse, but we don’t have anyplace to keep one.

I can relate to your problem of broken down machinery. At 9pm last night I was helping Matt fix the sprayer out in the field. The cable that folds the arm of the sprayer snapped off when he was folding it up to move fields.

Matt is fertilizing our wheat this week, and our hay looks pretty good. He didn’t have Katie around to help this past week, as she went on a ski trip to Winter Park in Colorado with her HS youth group.

This is spring break for Glasco school, so the kids have been home driving me crazy all week. Thank GOD for my twin sister, who lives in Glasco. Her kids (Kobey 15 and Lauren 14) are spending this week with their father in Colorado, so she has some time on her hands.

I am trying to finish up my BA in Business Management. I have 2 classes to finish, and only need to write a paper to finish them. Problem with living in rural Kansas, there are no major colleges near enough to get your degree.

I absolutely love this Blog, and am going to recommend it to our grade school teachers. My kids are one set of the few farm kids we have in our school, and a lot of the kids do not realize what we do. I belive your blog will help them understand.

Keep on Blogging!

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By: joelw http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2006/07/30/greetings/comment-page-1/#comment-3026 joelw Fri, 16 Mar 2007 19:36:19 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/?p=5#comment-3026 Diane, I hope you're right about the 11th, 12th, and so on farming here. That is if that's what they want to do. I hope what I'm doing is having a positive influence on the kids, although I've got to admit sometimes I wonder if it's worth it. Farming isn't easy and it's not really profitable anymore either. Thanks for reading and keep checking back. Diane,
I hope you’re right about the 11th, 12th, and so on farming here. That is if that’s what they want to do. I hope what I’m doing is having a positive influence on the kids, although I’ve got to admit sometimes I wonder if it’s worth it. Farming isn’t easy and it’s not really profitable anymore either. Thanks for reading and keep checking back.

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By: Diane http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2006/07/30/greetings/comment-page-1/#comment-2975 Diane Wed, 14 Mar 2007 13:29:21 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/?p=5#comment-2975 Hello Joel: I loved reading your weblog. We used to go to Lincoln Co., KY every 4th weekend for church at The Rose of Sharon Church. I live in Grenup Co., KY and was raised on a farm. I am 54 and we don't do any farming now, but I am raising 3 grandsons which keeps me just as busy. You are doing the right thing with your children and you make me proud to be a Kentuckian. I feel confident that your land will be farmed by 11th, 12th and so on... Keep it up! Hello Joel:

I loved reading your weblog. We used to go to Lincoln Co., KY every 4th weekend for church at The Rose of Sharon Church. I live in Grenup Co., KY and was raised on a farm. I am 54 and we don’t do any farming now, but I am raising 3 grandsons which keeps me just as busy. You are doing the right thing with your children and you make me proud to be a Kentuckian. I feel confident that your land will be farmed by 11th, 12th and so on…
Keep it up!

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By: joelw http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2006/07/30/greetings/comment-page-1/#comment-2732 joelw Wed, 07 Mar 2007 02:36:44 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/?p=5#comment-2732 michelle, Glad you enjoy it. Too many folks don't appreciate the role that plants (especially trees) play for us. Geuss I'm a tree hugger too. It killed me to see the timber go. Unfortunately when we bought this place from my great uncles heirs they sold the timber down to 12" at the stump. On the 45 acres that was my grandpas there is plenty of trees. I've been approached many times about cutting them, but I'm just not interested. Hopefully I'll be able to do a real timber stand improvement here on this 125 acres and leave a good stand for the kids. Isn't it a shame it only takes a few minutes to undo what it took mother nature years to do. Thanks for reading, keep checking back! michelle,
Glad you enjoy it. Too many folks don’t appreciate the role that plants (especially trees) play for us. Geuss I’m a tree hugger too. It killed me to see the timber go. Unfortunately when we bought this place from my great uncles heirs they sold the timber down to 12″ at the stump. On the 45 acres that was my grandpas there is plenty of trees. I’ve been approached many times about cutting them, but I’m just not interested. Hopefully I’ll be able to do a real timber stand improvement here on this 125 acres and leave a good stand for the kids. Isn’t it a shame it only takes a few minutes to undo what it took mother nature years to do. Thanks for reading, keep checking back!

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