Comments on: Spring Flowers http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/26/spring-flowers/ 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: Kevin http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/26/spring-flowers/comment-page-1/#comment-3944 Kevin Mon, 02 Apr 2007 20:31:11 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/26/spring-flowers/#comment-3944 Joel, Family & Friends, I don't know about the rest of you, but I had problems getting to the blog over the weekend when Mahindra changed the home page at thier site. (I like the new format, and they do list implements now!) Jan, Joel was talking about removing plants at old abandoned home sites. When I was a Park Ranger we had a lot of these in the parks, and while they were nice, they were not native to the area. I do agree with you though about not trying to transplant native species, particularly rare or endangered ones. I went by the cemetary this afternoon to see if my brother had any markers put up since our mother's death. (She died 7/9/2006, and was buried five days later, next to our father and sisters.) So far, none has been erected for any of them. I talked to one of the men with the grounds crew about putting up a planter, he told me they charge a $25.00 fee to mark a permissible location, and require that I put in a footing at least 24" deep by the dimensions of whatever is going to be on top of it. I figure a couple hundred dollars in concrete, and labor to put up a thirty dollar concrete planter! You talk about bureaucracy gone wild, there is one more example for you. Hope everyone is doing well. The weather has warmed up nicely here, but we are having seasonal rains and storms. Nothing serious so far, but we usually have some tornadoes and wind/hail storms before they are over. Take care and have a great week! Joel, Family & Friends,
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I had problems getting to the blog over the weekend when Mahindra changed the home page at thier site. (I like the new format, and they do list implements now!)
Jan, Joel was talking about removing plants at old abandoned home sites. When I was a Park Ranger we had a lot of these in the parks, and while they were nice, they were not native to the area. I do agree with you though about not trying to transplant native species, particularly rare or endangered ones.
I went by the cemetary this afternoon to see if my brother had any markers put up since our mother’s death. (She died 7/9/2006, and was buried five days later, next to our father and sisters.) So far, none has been erected for any of them. I talked to one of the men with the grounds crew about putting up a planter, he told me they charge a $25.00 fee to mark a permissible location, and require that I put in a footing at least 24″ deep by the dimensions of whatever is going to be on top of it. I figure a couple hundred dollars in concrete, and labor to put up a thirty dollar concrete planter! You talk about bureaucracy gone wild, there is one more example for you.
Hope everyone is doing well. The weather has warmed up nicely here, but we are having seasonal rains and storms. Nothing serious so far, but we usually have some tornadoes and wind/hail storms before they are over. Take care and have a great week!

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By: Niki http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/26/spring-flowers/comment-page-1/#comment-3806 Niki Sun, 01 Apr 2007 14:43:28 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/26/spring-flowers/#comment-3806 I agree with Darlene..must be some funding without putting up the farm. Hang in there. You have a dream. It's April 1st and I've been busy too. Check it out at my site. Your kids sound wonderful. You're a good dad to spend time with them. It makes a difference and I can't help feeling like this country wouldn't be swarmed by meth monkeys ripping off copper all over if there had been more attention paid to them as kids. Keep up the good work (blog). Niki I agree with Darlene..must be some funding without putting up the farm. Hang in there. You have a dream. It’s April 1st and I’ve been busy too. Check it out at my site.

Your kids sound wonderful. You’re a good dad to spend time with them. It makes a difference and I can’t help feeling like this country wouldn’t be swarmed by meth monkeys ripping off copper all over if there had been more attention paid to them as kids. Keep up the good work (blog).
Niki

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By: Jan http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/26/spring-flowers/comment-page-1/#comment-3721 Jan Fri, 30 Mar 2007 13:28:23 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/26/spring-flowers/#comment-3721 It is great to be outside and enjoy nature, however, I learned in one of my classes to become a University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener that it was a BIG no-no to dig up flowers from the wild. If they don't make it being transplanted or in a different location then they ate lost forever. Also, If you enjoy seeing them in the wild, so do others. Kudos on picking up the trash - that is something that should be removed. Jan It is great to be outside and enjoy nature, however, I learned in one of my classes to become a University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener that it was a BIG no-no to dig up flowers from the wild. If they don’t make it being transplanted or in a different location then they ate lost forever. Also, If you enjoy seeing them in the wild, so do others. Kudos on picking up the trash – that is something that should be removed.
Jan

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By: Darlene http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/26/spring-flowers/comment-page-1/#comment-3598 Darlene Thu, 29 Mar 2007 03:47:58 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/26/spring-flowers/#comment-3598 I just came across your site today and read it from beginning to end. I am just negotiating a real estate deal in Virginia and believe you are really blessed to be as far down the road of farming as you are. I want to put alpaca and livestock on the land and am at the preschool level. It was encouraging to learn about what you all do and the support you have in your family and friends. I will be moving down with my 8 yr. old to a house, 38 flat acres and outbuildings that need repair and am looking for grants and funding. I'm looking into Agritourism and various streams of income. I don't think it is wise to put up your farm as collaterol. I just came across your site today and read it from beginning to end. I am just negotiating a real estate deal in Virginia and believe you are really blessed to be as far down the road of farming as you are. I want to put alpaca and livestock on the land and am at the preschool level. It was encouraging to learn about what you all do and the support you have in your family and friends. I will be moving down with my 8 yr. old to a house, 38 flat acres and outbuildings that need repair and am looking for grants and funding. I’m looking into Agritourism and various streams of income. I don’t think it is wise to put up your farm as collaterol.

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By: Jennifer http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/26/spring-flowers/comment-page-1/#comment-3589 Jennifer Wed, 28 Mar 2007 18:32:10 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/26/spring-flowers/#comment-3589 Hi Joel - Just came across your site, as there is a link posted on my Web site -- www.michiganfarmer.com. Not sure why it is there, must be something my company decided to put on there. I work for Farm Progress, more specifically, Michigan Farmer magazine. Good luck on your new hen building -- sounds like a project! I know what you mean about a general contractor... I would certainly look for other options, especially since you seem so handy and maybe able to do quite a bit of the labor yourself. I had to laugh when you mentioned BJ checking with you about borrowing the truck... out of respect. Yeah, seems me and my ex get along better and have more respect for each other now that we're divorced than we did in the eight years we were married. I think we make better friends than we every did as husband and wife. Keep your focus on work, kids and God and life will be good to you!!! -- Jennifer Hi Joel – Just came across your site, as there is a link posted on my Web site — http://www.michiganfarmer.com. Not sure why it is there, must be something my company decided to put on there. I work for Farm Progress, more specifically, Michigan Farmer magazine. Good luck on your new hen building — sounds like a project! I know what you mean about a general contractor… I would certainly look for other options, especially since you seem so handy and maybe able to do quite a bit of the labor yourself.
I had to laugh when you mentioned BJ checking with you about borrowing the truck… out of respect. Yeah, seems me and my ex get along better and have more respect for each other now that we’re divorced than we did in the eight years we were married. I think we make better friends than we every did as husband and wife.
Keep your focus on work, kids and God and life will be good to you!!!
– Jennifer

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By: Barbara Peterson http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/26/spring-flowers/comment-page-1/#comment-3588 Barbara Peterson Wed, 28 Mar 2007 18:12:11 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/26/spring-flowers/#comment-3588 I got a kick of learning that your son picks up garbage...so do I here in Virginia. Of course I"m 45 and he's just a young kid, but hopefully it will start a trend. I bike a great deal and hate seeing my favorite biking paths defiled by garbage - so I pick it up. The fact that there's more garbage on the path the next day is just a sad commentary on the world we live in. Anyway, nice, interesting blog! I got a kick of learning that your son picks up garbage…so do I here in Virginia. Of course I”m 45 and he’s just a young kid, but hopefully it will start a trend. I bike a great deal and hate seeing my favorite biking paths defiled by garbage – so I pick it up. The fact that there’s more garbage on the path the next day is just a sad commentary on the world we live in.

Anyway, nice, interesting blog!

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By: David http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/26/spring-flowers/comment-page-1/#comment-3578 David Wed, 28 Mar 2007 03:27:53 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/26/spring-flowers/#comment-3578 Have you looked into any other lenders besides farm credit? When we built the 3 new chickenhouses at my dad's a year ago we tried going thru farm credit. But we spent over 6 months doing this and that "JUNK" that they wanted/had to have done. And the whole time the prices to do everything were going up. So our fieldman put us in touch with a banker in Gainsville, Ga and in a week and a half we signed papers. With none of the BS that we had to go thru with farm credit. And we did all of the hiring,excavation, building, equipment. Their crazy to want a general contractor, because your right you'll save at least 50k by contracting it out yourself. Are you going to raise broilers, pullets, or layers? We raise broilers for Koch Foods out of Chattanooga, Tn. Have you looked into any other lenders besides farm credit? When we built the 3 new chickenhouses at my dad’s a year ago we tried going thru farm credit. But we spent over 6 months doing this and that “JUNK” that they wanted/had to have done. And the whole time the prices to do everything were going up. So our fieldman put us in touch with a banker in Gainsville, Ga and in a week and a half we signed papers. With none of the BS that we had to go thru with farm credit. And we did all of the hiring,excavation, building, equipment. Their crazy to want a general contractor, because your right you’ll save at least 50k by contracting it out yourself. Are you going to raise broilers, pullets, or layers? We raise broilers for Koch Foods out of Chattanooga, Tn.

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By: Kevin http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/26/spring-flowers/comment-page-1/#comment-3555 Kevin Tue, 27 Mar 2007 17:42:05 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/26/spring-flowers/#comment-3555 Joel, Family & Friends, I know how it goes with lenders, they are afraid that if you act as general contractor, and either fail to have something done properly or don't have something done at all, then they will possibly end up with a lot of headaches later. What they don't see is they are actually saving themselves money, as well as you. If an individual builds a monstrosity on his property, so be it, especially if there are county planning and zoning officials to oversee the entire process. (But that doesn't always work. We had one local builder site his house too close to the front of the lot, and the city building inspector did not point it out until he did the final inspection. I'm sorry but if the inspector came out to inspect the footings, which he did, that was the time to determine if the structure would meet set back requirements.) Joel, Family & Friends,
I know how it goes with lenders, they are afraid that if you act as general contractor, and either fail to have something done properly or don’t have something done at all, then they will possibly end up with a lot of headaches later. What they don’t see is they are actually saving themselves money, as well as you. If an individual builds a monstrosity on his property, so be it, especially if there are county planning and zoning officials to oversee the entire process. (But that doesn’t always work. We had one local builder site his house too close to the front of the lot, and the city building inspector did not point it out until he did the final inspection. I’m sorry but if the inspector came out to inspect the footings, which he did, that was the time to determine if the structure would meet set back requirements.)

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By: stefanie http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/26/spring-flowers/comment-page-1/#comment-3547 stefanie Tue, 27 Mar 2007 14:16:44 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/26/spring-flowers/#comment-3547 Hi there, It is so nice to hear you talk about spending time with your kids and it sounds like they are already smarter than some grown ups that I know.... I hope you can get a good general contractor that can give you a good bid. I can imagine that the whole thing is very scary. Hang in there, I always say"It all happens the way it's supossed to" Anyway. Good luck. Hi there,

It is so nice to hear you talk about spending time with your kids and it sounds like they are already smarter than some grown ups that I know….
I hope you can get a good general contractor that can give you a good bid. I can imagine that the whole thing is very scary. Hang in there, I always say”It all happens the way it’s supossed to”
Anyway. Good luck.

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