Comments on: For Sale http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/02/01/for-sale/ 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: joelw http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/02/01/for-sale/comment-page-1/#comment-18858 joelw Wed, 17 Oct 2007 14:08:02 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/02/01/for-sale/#comment-18858 Ann Nowell, Thanks for the support! Nice to know I'm not the only one who feels like children deserve to be out in the country where they can spread their wings and learn about things while they actually happen. Again thanks and keep checking back! Alli Davil, Seems like I remember seeig a bit in a magazine (perhaps Countryside) where folks where doing just as you speak of. I can't see why it wouldn't work. For me, now that the decision has been made to become full time poultry farmers, it would be complicated. There are so many restrictions placed on people who contract grow and their employees. I'm excited about the opportunity to be home on the farm all the time, but kid of disapointed that some of my dreams have been pushed aside in the process. Thanks for reading and check back soon! Ann Nowell,
Thanks for the support! Nice to know I’m not the only one who feels like children deserve to be out in the country where they can spread their wings and learn about things while they actually happen. Again thanks and keep checking back!

Alli Davil,
Seems like I remember seeig a bit in a magazine (perhaps Countryside) where folks where doing just as you speak of. I can’t see why it wouldn’t work. For me, now that the decision has been made to become full time poultry farmers, it would be complicated. There are so many restrictions placed on people who contract grow and their employees.
I’m excited about the opportunity to be home on the farm all the time, but kid of disapointed that some of my dreams have been pushed aside in the process. Thanks for reading and check back soon!

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By: alli davil http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/02/01/for-sale/comment-page-1/#comment-18809 alli davil Tue, 16 Oct 2007 18:38:12 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/02/01/for-sale/#comment-18809 I just wanted to comment on Alans'idea about paying to stay on the farm with alittle bit of a twist.I(probably a lone wolf)would like to live on a farm but am not in the position to purchase any land.I wanted to purchase land and have a school which I won't go into detail about now, but it is not feasible now for me.I hope to find a farm where i get free board and for that, i would help with chores.I can cook,sew,garden,can,bake,etc.I do arts and crafts and study herbology,organic gardening, and other subjects that interest me.I don't know if anyone else is looking for such a situation, but I think it would be great for people who want the lifestyle but can't do it on their own.You might find someone like this to live and help on your farm. Just a thought. Have a lovely day on the farm and enjoy it for me. I just wanted to comment on Alans’idea about paying to stay on the farm with alittle bit of a twist.I(probably a lone wolf)would like to live on a farm but am not in the position to purchase any land.I wanted to purchase land and have a school which I won’t go into detail about now, but it is not feasible now for me.I hope to find a farm where i get free board and for that, i would help with chores.I can cook,sew,garden,can,bake,etc.I do arts and crafts and study herbology,organic gardening, and other subjects that interest me.I don’t know if anyone else is looking for such a situation, but I think it would be great for people who want the lifestyle but can’t do it on their own.You might find someone like this to live and help on your farm. Just a thought. Have a lovely day on the farm and enjoy it for me.

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By: Ann Nowell http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/02/01/for-sale/comment-page-1/#comment-18370 Ann Nowell Sun, 07 Oct 2007 16:09:03 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/02/01/for-sale/#comment-18370 I came across your blog while I was scanning for chicken farming...I live in Florida on 2.5 acres where we have chickens and quail..we did have a couple of pigmy goats where my grandchildren love to play with..My husband raises quail from eggs that he hatches off and the kids love to watch them harch..Keep up the work and let your kids enjoy this life style..It is becoming extinct in some parts of the states..A lot of the dairy land here is being sold for residitual properties..I do not like to live next to someone that you can touch out your window..I am glad that I gave my kids the benefit of living in a country setting when they were small and my son still loves that lifestyle now..I wish you all the luck and God bless you and your family in all that you do to keep the dying lifestyle from going under... I came across your blog while I was scanning for chicken farming…I live in Florida on 2.5 acres where we have chickens and quail..we did have a couple of pigmy goats where my grandchildren love to play with..My husband raises quail from eggs that he hatches off and the kids love to watch them harch..Keep up the work and let your kids enjoy this life style..It is becoming extinct in some parts of the states..A lot of the dairy land here is being sold for residitual properties..I do not like to live next to someone that you can touch out your window..I am glad that I gave my kids the benefit of living in a country setting when they were small and my son still loves that lifestyle now..I wish you all the luck and God bless you and your family in all that you do to keep the dying lifestyle from going under…

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By: joelw http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/02/01/for-sale/comment-page-1/#comment-6409 joelw Mon, 07 May 2007 00:24:51 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/02/01/for-sale/#comment-6409 Bo I have an uncle outside DC in Virginia. Sounds like you have a good plan. I'm sure you'll be happy. The few times I've been away from home I've longed to get back. I think the coming home bug is hitting my uncle too. Only problem is his significant other's home is the city. I gotta admit if I could come up with the capital to start the pumpkin patch and a bed and breakfast that's the route I'd go. I really think I could do good at it. Right now my main objective is to do something with the farm that will pay for it and allow me to be home with the kids. It seems the poultry houses will get me there. Bo
I have an uncle outside DC in Virginia. Sounds like you have a good plan. I’m sure you’ll be happy. The few times I’ve been away from home I’ve longed to get back. I think the coming home bug is hitting my uncle too. Only problem is his significant other’s home is the city.
I gotta admit if I could come up with the capital to start the pumpkin patch and a bed and breakfast that’s the route I’d go. I really think I could do good at it.
Right now my main objective is to do something with the farm that will pay for it and allow me to be home with the kids. It seems the poultry houses will get me there.

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By: Bob Blado http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/02/01/for-sale/comment-page-1/#comment-6268 Bob Blado Thu, 03 May 2007 02:37:41 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/02/01/for-sale/#comment-6268 Joel, I just happened upon your blog while looking for Boer goats for sale. For the past 42 years, my wife and I have lived outside of Washington DC but I always said that I would never retire here, taking 3-4 hours to commute daily into the city and suburbs. About 7 years ago, we got the chance to buy a house in the country on 4 acres and I put up a large 5 car garage and figured we'd retire here and live out our lives. The house was larger than we needed, 3,000 sq feet but with our kids gone, we figured that we would have plenty of room for the 10 grandchildren. About 4 years ago, my kids convinced me to buy the Harley that I always wanted. Having been a volunteer fire fighter , EMT for over 30 years , I bought a special edition fire fighters bike. We went up to Central Wisconsin to a Nam Vets rally and met my brother whom I hadn't seen in over 30 years. While up there we started looking at some land, which was inexpensive compared to here. I found 40 acres in a small town, read in no town, just farmers, I met the neighbors around me and we were hooked. I was going back home to my roots, having spent my summers on my grandparents farm before I went to Nam. We have, over the last 3 years, had a new 4 bedroom modular and 3 car garage built and as of May 4,2007 I will be unemployed and heading "back home". We are getting into raising australian lowline angus, free range chickens, hogs and Boer goats. The farm will be certified organic and I am working on the plan to sell the eggs, along with the grass fed beef and goat and maybe some catfish from the pond. My grandchildren aged from 17 to 3 are fighting over who will spend the summers with us. People at work here laugh that this "Old country boy" is going to spend his retirement working on the farm, but they are jealous that I set out to achieve the dream and did it. Have you checked into Lowline cattle or Boer goats? Both of which are earth and people friendly. I have been in contact with farmers who will work with you by cutting the price of your seed stock and they will do all the marketing for the offspring, should you choose to go that way. My neighbors up there have already made plans for re-planting the 20 acres of hay and putting up the new barn and cant wait for us to get up there, so they can see what we plan on doing. As someone previously mentioned, organic is the way to go and I'm sure there are other outlets like bed and breakfasts and small diners who would like to buy fresh eggs and milk and other produce should you decide to go that way. We wish you luck in your endeavor and remember, life is too short, go for your dreams. God Bless Bob Joel,
I just happened upon your blog while looking for Boer goats for sale. For the past 42 years, my wife and I have lived outside of Washington DC but I always said that I would never retire here, taking 3-4 hours to commute daily into the city and suburbs. About 7 years ago, we got the chance to buy a house in the country on 4 acres and I put up a large 5 car garage and figured we’d retire here and live out our lives. The house was larger than we needed, 3,000 sq feet but with our kids gone, we figured that we would have plenty of room for the 10 grandchildren. About 4 years ago, my kids convinced me to buy the Harley that I always wanted. Having been a volunteer fire fighter , EMT for over 30 years , I bought a special edition fire fighters bike. We went up to Central Wisconsin to a Nam Vets rally and met my brother whom I hadn’t seen in over 30 years. While up there we started looking at some land, which was inexpensive compared to here. I found 40 acres in a small town, read in no town, just farmers, I met the neighbors around me and we were hooked. I was going back home to my roots, having spent my summers on my grandparents farm before I went to Nam. We have, over the last 3 years, had a new 4 bedroom modular and 3 car garage built and as of May 4,2007 I will be unemployed and heading “back home”. We are getting into raising australian lowline angus, free range chickens, hogs and Boer goats. The farm will be certified organic and I am working on the plan to sell the eggs, along with the grass fed beef and goat and maybe some catfish from the pond. My grandchildren aged from 17 to 3 are fighting over who will spend the summers with us. People at work here laugh that this “Old country boy” is going to spend his retirement working on the farm, but they are jealous that I set out to achieve the dream and did it. Have you checked into Lowline cattle or Boer goats? Both of which are earth and people friendly. I have been in contact with farmers who will work with you by cutting the price of your seed stock and they will do all the marketing for the offspring, should you choose to go that way. My neighbors up there have already made plans for re-planting the 20 acres of hay and putting up the new barn and cant wait for us to get up there, so they can see what we plan on doing. As someone previously mentioned, organic is the way to go and I’m sure there are other outlets like bed and breakfasts and small diners who would like to buy fresh eggs and milk and other produce should you decide to go that way. We wish you luck in your endeavor and remember, life is too short, go for your dreams. God Bless
Bob

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By: Gladys Burns http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/02/01/for-sale/comment-page-1/#comment-4559 Gladys Burns Tue, 10 Apr 2007 17:28:37 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/02/01/for-sale/#comment-4559 Joel I just wanted to wish you luck in all your endeavors. You are a hard working young m an and you will be rewarded for all your devotion to the family and farm. love your entries. Feels like one is sitting i n person with you, you write so well. Gladys Joel I just wanted to wish you luck in all your endeavors. You are a hard working young m
an and you will be rewarded for all your devotion to the family and farm. love your entries. Feels like one is sitting i n person with you, you write so well.
Gladys

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By: K.C. http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/02/01/for-sale/comment-page-1/#comment-2898 K.C. Fri, 09 Mar 2007 20:48:04 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/02/01/for-sale/#comment-2898 Joel just happened upon your site today. I hope before you go commercial poultry you'd consider going free range organic. In the last 3yr I can't recall a hand full of times I've eaten comm. chicken it was pretty disgusting to me. If it don't look good don't eat it if it don't smell right deff. don't eat it. In the last almost 2yrs I've been eating organic & in the last 2mths about 100%. The local co-op here in Southern Illinois has some great foods. The organic chicken and bison is delicious I'll never eat any other. The Amish have been supplying the poultry for the last 6mths so I'm told. In 1978 I worked for then prob. the largest hog barn(parlor) company in the U.S. out of NE. We built 10 500 sow units for tyson foods around the N.E. side of Phelps Lake in North Carolina I often wonder now what kind of impact they may/have done to the environment there. If I recall tyson had hundreds of comm. chicken barns there. In 1993 I went to the only Farm Aid I ever attended in Ames Iowa. Found out after the fact tyson foods had shop set up behind the stage cooking and selling their product. Haven't seen where they've been any part of Farm Aid since maybe bcz of the ma & pa's they have put out of business and their lobbying procedures. Interesting article in the washington post about 4wks ago everyone should read. It's about smithfield foods in N.C. and how their plant there has destroyed 1/3 commercial coastal fishing or so they seem to suggest. It also stated the damage it's done to the north The Albemarle Sound and the Pamlico Sound to the south. Just look on your atlas folk's and you'll be dumbfounded just how big of an area this hog plant has devastated soon to be destroyed if not already beyond repair. Interesting tidbit about a friend of mine who'd lived in N.C. up until 2yr ago. I rem. him telling back then and carrying on about said company's bacon but he quite buying because the quality was unpredictable to the point he would actually throw it away. And this man is a connoisseur of breakfast vittles being raised back through the 50-60's on one of the biggest dairy farms in Michigan(so I'm told). And not that smithfield's is sold just there I'm just trying to get a point across. I hope everyone will read and educate and consider boycotting this company and another I have mentioned here. Joel I'm not a farmer nor a lobbyist but I hope you'd maybe visit some people in and around some of these commercial organizations and get the real scoop as to their impact to the environment and folks health. Buy local buy organic support our country's small farms. Good day fellow Americans. K.C. Joel just happened upon your site today. I hope before you go commercial poultry you’d consider going free range organic. In the last 3yr I can’t recall a hand full of times I’ve eaten comm. chicken it was pretty disgusting to me. If it don’t look good don’t eat it if it don’t smell right deff. don’t eat it.

In the last almost 2yrs I’ve been eating organic & in the last 2mths about 100%. The local co-op here in Southern Illinois has some great foods. The organic chicken and bison is delicious I’ll never eat any other. The Amish have been supplying the poultry for the last 6mths so I’m told.

In 1978 I worked for then prob. the largest hog barn(parlor) company in the U.S. out of NE. We built 10 500 sow units for tyson foods around the N.E. side of Phelps Lake in North Carolina I often wonder now what kind of impact they may/have done to the environment there. If I recall tyson had hundreds of comm. chicken barns there.

In 1993 I went to the only Farm Aid I ever attended in Ames Iowa. Found out after the fact tyson foods had shop set up behind the stage cooking and selling their product. Haven’t seen where they’ve been any part of Farm Aid since maybe bcz of the ma & pa’s they have put out of business and their lobbying procedures.

Interesting article in the washington post about 4wks ago everyone should read. It’s about smithfield foods in N.C. and how their plant there has destroyed 1/3 commercial coastal fishing or so they seem to suggest. It also stated the damage it’s done to the north The Albemarle Sound and the Pamlico Sound to the south. Just look on your atlas folk’s and you’ll be dumbfounded just how big of an area this hog plant has devastated soon to be destroyed if not already beyond repair.

Interesting tidbit about a friend of mine who’d lived in N.C. up until 2yr ago. I rem. him telling back then and carrying on about said company’s bacon but he quite buying because the quality was unpredictable to the point he would actually throw it away. And this man is a connoisseur of breakfast vittles being raised back through the 50-60′s on one of the biggest dairy farms in Michigan(so I’m told). And not that smithfield’s is sold just there I’m just trying to get a point across. I hope everyone will read and educate and consider boycotting this company and another I have mentioned here.

Joel I’m not a farmer nor a lobbyist but I hope you’d maybe visit some people in and around some of these commercial organizations and get the real scoop as to their impact to the environment and folks health.

Buy local buy organic support our country’s small farms. Good day fellow Americans. K.C.

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By: joelw http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/02/01/for-sale/comment-page-1/#comment-2627 joelw Tue, 27 Feb 2007 23:52:54 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/02/01/for-sale/#comment-2627 Shed of Geekbooks, Any of the links to pics should take you to pictures of the old house and the surrounding land. I labeled them for sale. Shed of Geekbooks,
Any of the links to pics should take you to pictures of the old house and the surrounding land. I labeled them for sale.

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By: Shed of Geekbooks http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/02/01/for-sale/comment-page-1/#comment-2589 Shed of Geekbooks Mon, 26 Feb 2007 21:35:50 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/02/01/for-sale/#comment-2589 Oh hey, that 22 acres sounds nice. Any pictures? Oh hey, that 22 acres sounds nice. Any pictures?

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By: Shed of Geekbooks http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/02/01/for-sale/comment-page-1/#comment-2588 Shed of Geekbooks Mon, 26 Feb 2007 21:33:44 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/02/01/for-sale/#comment-2588 I'd stay away from chickens. Sounds like way more trouble than they're worth. Find something you can stick in the ground and sell locally, maybe even over the Internet. It's a national market. I’d stay away from chickens. Sounds like way more trouble than they’re worth. Find something you can stick in the ground and sell locally, maybe even over the Internet. It’s a national market.

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