Comments on: 53 Tons http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/01/10/53-tons/ 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: Deandre Paske http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/01/10/53-tons/comment-page-1/#comment-97167 Deandre Paske Tue, 15 Feb 2011 02:39:13 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/01/10/53-tons/#comment-97167 May 2011 always be good with regard to family and friends. May 2011 always be good with regard to family and friends.

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By: Lisa http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/01/10/53-tons/comment-page-1/#comment-4185 Lisa Wed, 04 Apr 2007 14:34:42 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/01/10/53-tons/#comment-4185 Your kids are precious! Great blog about farm life. I'm trying to learn more about agriculture for my job, so this is a terrific resource. Your kids are precious!
Great blog about farm life. I’m trying to learn more about agriculture for my job, so this is a terrific resource.

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By: Mary Droessler http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/01/10/53-tons/comment-page-1/#comment-3597 Mary Droessler Thu, 29 Mar 2007 02:38:59 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/01/10/53-tons/#comment-3597 I'm a 46 year old single mom farmer in Wake Forest NC who stumbled on your site-really enjoyed reading all the details of the day to day life you write about. Wish I had a red tractor-maybe one day! My big purchase lately was a whole house (and hot water) outdoor wood stove which has made heating with wood so much easier. No mess in the house, hot water as a by-product and the furnace can take almost 5' long logs-anything I can hoist in it'll burn. Fresh pine burns hot and any chimney fire is quickly burned away-and all safely outside. I had Boer goats, but they were prone to hoof rot. I raise Nubian and ALpine milk goats now and make cheese; I find the average meat goat buyer is just as happy to buy my extra males and females who don't live up to my always rising standards of how much milk they should produce. Trying some new breeds of chickens-Welsummers that are supposed to have really dark brown eggs, and Gold Laced Wynandottes...egg sales are good and I could sell any I produce for an average of $4 a dozen. Take care and keep writing!-mary I’m a 46 year old single mom farmer in Wake Forest NC who stumbled on your site-really enjoyed reading all the details of the day to day life you write about.

Wish I had a red tractor-maybe one day! My big purchase lately was a whole house (and hot water) outdoor wood stove which has made heating with wood so much easier. No mess in the house, hot water as a by-product and the furnace can take almost 5′ long logs-anything I can hoist in it’ll burn. Fresh pine burns hot and any chimney fire is quickly burned away-and all safely outside.
I had Boer goats, but they were prone to hoof rot. I raise Nubian and ALpine milk goats now and make cheese; I find the average meat goat buyer is just as happy to buy my extra males and females who don’t live up to my always rising standards of how much milk they should produce. Trying some new breeds of chickens-Welsummers that are supposed to have really dark brown eggs, and Gold Laced Wynandottes…egg sales are good and I could sell any I produce for an average of $4 a dozen. Take care and keep writing!-mary

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By: scott http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/01/10/53-tons/comment-page-1/#comment-3596 scott Thu, 29 Mar 2007 02:09:54 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/01/10/53-tons/#comment-3596 We live in Montana and ranch a small 340 acre lot.My wife is looking at a really good job there in Walla Walla and I went on realtor.com and did not see any homes with land ( none only 1 acre or less ) . I would still like to raise a few cattle but at this point 25 to 50 acres to be able to bring my horses .Do you know who I could ( realtor )call or if there is land for sell. Really could use help . Thanks, Scott We live in Montana and ranch a small 340 acre lot.My wife is looking at a really good job there in Walla Walla and I went on realtor.com and did not see any homes with land ( none only 1 acre or less ) . I would still like to raise a few cattle but at this point 25 to 50 acres to be able to bring my horses .Do you know who I could ( realtor )call or if there is land for sell. Really could use help .
Thanks, Scott

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By: Marina http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/01/10/53-tons/comment-page-1/#comment-3585 Marina Wed, 28 Mar 2007 14:33:46 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/01/10/53-tons/#comment-3585 Man, I've been reading your adventures, and it just makes me pine with homesickness. I come from Vermont, and grew up with Agriculture, but now live in FL, and live on little better than a sandbar. I very much miss being able to spread out on some acreage (live in a city, my lot size being 75 feet x 100 feet), being able to grow things, having the animals. Someday, (if I win the Lotto) we will be going home to Vermont. I pray that every day, and am homesick for it almost constantly. I wish you the best of luck. Man, I’ve been reading your adventures, and it just makes me pine with homesickness. I come from Vermont, and grew up with Agriculture, but now live in FL, and live on little better than a sandbar. I very much miss being able to spread out on some acreage (live in a city, my lot size being 75 feet x 100 feet), being able to grow things, having the animals.
Someday, (if I win the Lotto) we will be going home to Vermont. I pray that every day, and am homesick for it almost constantly.
I wish you the best of luck.

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By: joelw http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/01/10/53-tons/comment-page-1/#comment-2110 joelw Sat, 03 Feb 2007 23:44:29 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/01/10/53-tons/#comment-2110 Christi Hang in there and make your dreams happen. Good to know some folks still appreciate the land. Isn't it funny how some time with animals will make you forget all about your ills. Jim I like all tractors! Red, Green, Blue, Orange! I just know that a farmer doesn't have a lot of money and the best decisons you can make involve value not color. I just hate to see someone brand brainwashed! Spend money on what gets the job done at the best cost regardless of color. Deere makes some nice tractors, but so does Mahindra for a whole lot less money. Christi
Hang in there and make your dreams happen. Good to know some folks still appreciate the land. Isn’t it funny how some time with animals will make you forget all about your ills.

Jim
I like all tractors! Red, Green, Blue, Orange! I just know that a farmer doesn’t have a lot of money and the best decisons you can make involve value not color. I just hate to see someone brand brainwashed! Spend money on what gets the job done at the best cost regardless of color. Deere makes some nice tractors, but so does Mahindra for a whole lot less money.

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By: Jim Schoenborn http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/01/10/53-tons/comment-page-1/#comment-2048 Jim Schoenborn Thu, 01 Feb 2007 04:12:29 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/01/10/53-tons/#comment-2048 Yes, I love your article. On my farm I have all big and little red tractors. Why do so many farmers think green tractors are so great. I go to the implement shops and I see just as many green tractors as red tractors in for repairs. Have a great day. Yes, I love your article. On my farm I have all big and little red tractors. Why do so many farmers think green tractors are so great. I go to the implement shops and I see just as many green tractors as red tractors in for repairs. Have a great day.

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By: Christi Johnson http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/01/10/53-tons/comment-page-1/#comment-1877 Christi Johnson Thu, 25 Jan 2007 16:43:10 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/01/10/53-tons/#comment-1877 I stumbled onto your blog today while looking at land for sale. I am rather envious as the happiest times of my life have been spent on a farm. I have lived in CT most of my life and my youngest is a senior in high school. God willing she'll be in college next year. My dream is to have a piece of land of my own, a simple home and start my quarter horse/paint breeding and training business. The happiest times of my life have been working on horse farms. I have a great respect for the land God gave us. Phil, you give me hope as I too am in my fifties now and am awaiting making my dream come true. Please pray for me. Christi I stumbled onto your blog today while looking at land for sale. I am rather envious as the happiest times of my life have been spent on a farm. I have lived in CT most of my life and my youngest is a senior in high school. God willing she’ll be in college next year. My dream is to have a piece of land of my own, a simple home and start my quarter horse/paint breeding and training business. The happiest times of my life have been working on horse farms. I have a great respect for the land God gave us. Phil, you give me hope as I too am in my fifties now and am awaiting making my dream come true. Please pray for me. Christi

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By: phil williams http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/01/10/53-tons/comment-page-1/#comment-1771 phil williams Sun, 21 Jan 2007 03:37:59 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/01/10/53-tons/#comment-1771 Thanks for the reply Joe. We are headed for the parkersburg area sandyville to be exact. We are really looking foward to it. Im retired Army and an additional 10 years working construction in NYC. Ive reached the point where I just want a different kind of life. My wife grew up on a farm but I was raised in Hells Kitchen NYC. so the farm will be a challenge but I love a challenge, Im bringing my dad who was raised on a farm in Ireland the three of us cant wait. God bless you and the family. phil. Thanks for the reply Joe. We are headed for the parkersburg area sandyville to be exact. We are really looking foward to it. Im retired Army and an additional 10 years working construction in NYC. Ive reached the point where I just want a different kind of life. My wife grew up on a farm but I was raised in Hells Kitchen NYC. so the farm will be a challenge but I love a challenge, Im bringing my dad who was raised on a farm in Ireland the three of us cant wait. God bless you and the family. phil.

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By: joelw http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/01/10/53-tons/comment-page-1/#comment-1765 joelw Sun, 21 Jan 2007 01:15:30 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/01/10/53-tons/#comment-1765 Hillbilly, There really isn't an expected completion date. We've had the contractor jumping through hoops as it is. Phil, Boer goats are great. You'll love them. Just keep them wormed. What part of WV you heading for? I have some friends in Moundsville. Curator, I'm glad you're enjoying the blog! Don, Keep up the therapy! Actually I had the local feed store operator to dig a ditch with his backhoe. I just set them in and covered them up. I have a 7ft boxblade but don't think I've even had it on the tractor but once. Bridgett, I agree spreading the gravel is a nuisance, but it beats muddy feet. I don't think much of anyone is truly farming small any more. Used to be everybody was in it in some small way, but slowly they have mostly all quit. Atleast maybe we can work a job in town to keep the land. Diann, I'm trying that's all I can say. I just hope they will have good morals and work ethic. I would also hope they can find a church where they feel they belong and they can say is their church. Hillbilly,
There really isn’t an expected completion date. We’ve had the contractor jumping through hoops as it is.
Phil,
Boer goats are great. You’ll love them. Just keep them wormed. What part of WV you heading for? I have some friends in Moundsville.
Curator,
I’m glad you’re enjoying the blog!
Don,
Keep up the therapy! Actually I had the local feed store operator to dig a ditch with his backhoe. I just set them in and covered them up. I have a 7ft boxblade but don’t think I’ve even had it on the tractor but once.
Bridgett,
I agree spreading the gravel is a nuisance, but it beats muddy feet. I don’t think much of anyone is truly farming small any more. Used to be everybody was in it in some small way, but slowly they have mostly all quit. Atleast maybe we can work a job in town to keep the land.
Diann,
I’m trying that’s all I can say. I just hope they will have good morals and work ethic. I would also hope they can find a church where they feel they belong and they can say is their church.

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