Comments on: Natural Arch http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/08/16/natural-arch/ 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: Cheryl http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/08/16/natural-arch/comment-page-1/#comment-56098 Cheryl Sat, 20 Feb 2010 01:11:23 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/08/16/natural-arch/#comment-56098 I\'m sooooo jealous! But, good for you! Keep on truckin...ah, tracktorin! :) I\’m sooooo jealous! But, good for you! Keep on truckin…ah, tracktorin! :)

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By: admin http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/08/16/natural-arch/comment-page-1/#comment-53666 admin Sun, 10 Jan 2010 00:31:41 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/08/16/natural-arch/#comment-53666 Pattie, Glad to have you reading! I try to post a couple or three times a month. Been doing this a while now is why it seems like a lot. Have you considerd getting goats? I like my goats. They are easier to handle than cattle and help you clean up all the unwanted brush and briars. Best advice I ever got about farming was make sure you have the pasture fenced before you get the animals. Should have listened! Seems foolish, but I actually had cows before I got all my fencing done. Thanks for the comment! Feel free to ask any questions you might have when you get your farm going! Pattie,
Glad to have you reading! I try to post a couple or three times a month. Been doing this a while now is why it seems like a lot. Have you considerd getting goats? I like my goats. They are easier to handle than cattle and help you clean up all the unwanted brush and briars. Best advice I ever got about farming was make sure you have the pasture fenced before you get the animals. Should have listened! Seems foolish, but I actually had cows before I got all my fencing done. Thanks for the comment! Feel free to ask any questions you might have when you get your farm going!

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By: pattie http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/08/16/natural-arch/comment-page-1/#comment-53630 pattie Sat, 09 Jan 2010 07:02:16 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/08/16/natural-arch/#comment-53630 this is a great website. A little to much to read, but ok. Any advice for a first time buyer of a farm? I notice you have children. 0ine are grown. so I am looking for something my husband and I can enjoy. we have been married since 17 so hard work doesn\'t scare us. I applaud your all your hard work. It showa in your email and I know how had you work to keep this going. Once again any advice will be appreciated. Pattie future farmer this is a great website. A little to much to read, but ok. Any advice for a first time buyer of a farm? I notice you have children. 0ine are grown. so I am looking for something my husband and I can enjoy. we have been married since 17 so hard work doesn\’t scare us. I applaud your all your hard work. It showa in your email and I know how had you work to keep this going. Once again any advice will be appreciated. Pattie future farmer

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By: Kevin http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/08/16/natural-arch/comment-page-1/#comment-31329 Kevin Mon, 25 Aug 2008 18:29:31 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/08/16/natural-arch/#comment-31329 Hi Joel, Glad to hear that you and your family are doing well. It is really good when you can enjoy a day trip away from the farm with the kids. Even a trip to a nearby park can be a memory they keep with them for years. Too bad about the help on the farm situation. I was wondering if Cobb and the growers had ever thought about using Cobb's resources to assist the growers in locating help. As a large corporation they could set up a program where that the extra applicants they get could be refered to contract growers, and the growers would then select potential employees either from the list they are given, or from individuals who apply directly to them. I had to attend a funeral Saturday for one of my Aunts. Martha was 77, and had heart surgery about two weeks before she passed away. While I was down there I had intended on taking some pictures with my cell phone of the sceneary and the old farmstead where my Dad lived for his teenage years. Hopefully I will have a chance to do it this Fall. One of the women who deliver my mail, and her daughter made a deal with me. They would mow my lawn in exchange for one of my old cars. At first they wanted a '92 Isuzu Amigo, but I think I have them convinced in taking a '92 Pontiac Bonneville that I got for my nephew. (My brother talked me out of giving it to him, because Jason and his wife are financially strapped, and another car would only be more bills that they can't afford. They tend to spend without staying on a budget.) The Isuzu is going to need a new hydralic clutch installed, a catlytic converter, and it has an electrical problem that has plagued it ever since I got it. I told them that while the Pontiac will need almost as much in repairs to make it pass inspection at least it doesn't have the electrical problem and should be much more dependable. And so it goes. The weather here has turned out to be pleasant for late August. Depending on who you listen to it is either going to be dry through Labor Day, or else it is going to rain the end of this week. Then they are undecided on the temps; some of them say we might have a day or two with highs in the low 90's and others are saying it will stay in the 80's. Take care, and look over that 2816! It might not be as big a tractor as what I would want, but from what you say you are wanting a small tractor more for a lawn mower/loader than anything else. (The dealer in Hopkinsville KY had one advertised in "Tractor House".) Kevin Hi Joel,

Glad to hear that you and your family are doing well. It is really good when you can enjoy a day trip away from the farm with the kids. Even a trip to a nearby park can be a memory they keep with them for years.

Too bad about the help on the farm situation. I was wondering if Cobb and the growers had ever thought about using Cobb’s resources to assist the growers in locating help. As a large corporation they could set up a program where that the extra applicants they get could be refered to contract growers, and the growers would then select potential employees either from the list they are given, or from individuals who apply directly to them.

I had to attend a funeral Saturday for one of my Aunts. Martha was 77, and had heart surgery about two weeks before she passed away. While I was down there I had intended on taking some pictures with my cell phone of the sceneary and the old farmstead where my Dad lived for his teenage years. Hopefully I will have a chance to do it this Fall.

One of the women who deliver my mail, and her daughter made a deal with me. They would mow my lawn in exchange for one of my old cars. At first they wanted a ’92 Isuzu Amigo, but I think I have them convinced in taking a ’92 Pontiac Bonneville that I got for my nephew. (My brother talked me out of giving it to him, because Jason and his wife are financially strapped, and another car would only be more bills that they can’t afford. They tend to spend without staying on a budget.) The Isuzu is going to need a new hydralic clutch installed, a catlytic converter, and it has an electrical problem that has plagued it ever since I got it. I told them that while the Pontiac will need almost as much in repairs to make it pass inspection at least it doesn’t have the electrical problem and should be much more dependable.

And so it goes. The weather here has turned out to be pleasant for late August. Depending on who you listen to it is either going to be dry through Labor Day, or else it is going to rain the end of this week. Then they are undecided on the temps; some of them say we might have a day or two with highs in the low 90′s and others are saying it will stay in the 80′s.

Take care, and look over that 2816! It might not be as big a tractor as what I would want, but from what you say you are wanting a small tractor more for a lawn mower/loader than anything else. (The dealer in Hopkinsville KY had one advertised in “Tractor House”.)

Kevin

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By: Kyle http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/08/16/natural-arch/comment-page-1/#comment-31153 Kyle Thu, 21 Aug 2008 21:14:22 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/08/16/natural-arch/#comment-31153 I think with Farm and Ranch, it takes a few months to get a diary in an issue. The one I have now has April/May diaries in it. So dont be expectant. I think with Farm and Ranch, it takes a few months to get a diary in an issue. The one I have now has April/May diaries in it. So dont be expectant.

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By: Mike http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/08/16/natural-arch/comment-page-1/#comment-30955 Mike Sun, 17 Aug 2008 07:29:28 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/08/16/natural-arch/#comment-30955 Hi Joel, I bet while your picking up and making things look nice there is alot more work that you feel should be taking priority. I guess that is something you got to go through for the inspection. I hope they are as impressed with your work and dedication as your blog readers are. Not many farms I know of are always well groomed and picked up if they are used to make a living. I am sure you will get through it just fine though. I am working to get assigned to Knox so I can find a place to settle down. The Hardin/Grayson county areas look inviting if only I can get this assignment worked out. I will be getting a short break in Oct and hope to drive aroung looking at a few small farms in that area. If I was already there I would let you borrow my boat since it has not seen the water more than 15 times in the past 7 years. I think one boat is enough for 4 or 5 families to share since like everything else there just doesn't seem to be enough time get things done. Good luck on getting good help. With the downturn of the economy you'd think more people would be looking for work. Probably like my grandpa always told me though "everybody that really wants to work will find a job". Trouble is alot of people either don't want to work or feel they are too good to do alot of the jobs that need done. Take care, Mike Hi Joel,
I bet while your picking up and making things look nice there is alot more work that you feel should be taking priority. I guess that is something you got to go through for the inspection. I hope they are as impressed with your work and dedication as your blog readers are. Not many farms I know of are always well groomed and picked up if they are used to make a living. I am sure you will get through it just fine though.
I am working to get assigned to Knox so I can find a place to settle down. The Hardin/Grayson county areas look inviting if only I can get this assignment worked out. I will be getting a short break in Oct and hope to drive aroung looking at a few small farms in that area. If I was already there I would let you borrow my boat since it has not seen the water more than 15 times in the past 7 years. I think one boat is enough for 4 or 5 families to share since like everything else there just doesn’t seem to be enough time get things done.
Good luck on getting good help. With the downturn of the economy you’d think more people would be looking for work. Probably like my grandpa always told me though “everybody that really wants to work will find a job”. Trouble is alot of people either don’t want to work or feel they are too good to do alot of the jobs that need done.
Take care,
Mike

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