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New Farmer    Posted 03-04-2004 at 21:50:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
How many of you folks work other jobs to support the farm? I normally work my "paying" job 3-11 and farm in the mornings. I'm doing 16 hours tonight to have extra time to clear some land in the morning.

TonyKY    Posted 03-05-2004 at 05:03:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am an industrial electrician, and do alot of contracting on the side. My wife is in nursing school. Although we are hardly farmers, thats what we do to support our 5 kids and pay for our little upstart micro/hobby farm.

donna in w.v    Posted 03-05-2004 at 04:26:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hubby and i run a small trailer sales buisness. car haulers,utility trailers and such.i do the phone and paper work and he does the selling and repair stuff but it is right in the front of our land so it is really a part time job for each of us .but mostly we're retired

Donna from Mo    Posted 03-05-2004 at 02:21:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cliff and I are only hobby farmers anyway. What we do on our 43 acres is for fun, not profit.

Jessie    Posted 03-05-2004 at 01:43:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I did but have since retired from that 2 1/2 years ago.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-05-2004 at 03:19:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Leading up to retardment, I built cabinents for nieghbors, supervised the construction on a percentage basis fer do-it-yourself barn and home builders.
I liked these jobs the best. They were the continued layout imagined designs useually sketched upon informa pieces of paper.
Yup like these jobs best. Never had to display more that minutes exchanged amount of knowledge. Probably cause that's all my mind held for that particular day.
Work Hard.

Cindi    Posted 03-05-2004 at 04:17:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
I now work at the newspaper part time and Fred works full time as a roofing estimator. Plus I'm debating opening a used book store.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-05-2004 at 04:33:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
When we had the kids home we wound up with a lotta abused books. If they hadn't worn off the covers they managed to wear off the printing.
Their favorite was an Audabon animal picture book, the American animals pained during the early 18th century.
Liked my books. When we moved last, I gave our old local library two pickup loads from our personal library.
Once I learnd to read well I read everything.

Amen!    Posted 03-05-2004 at 05:52:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Jenny has a book of dog breeds. Each page contains a picture of the dog, it's history and so forth. It's about three hundred pages and every single page is worn and dog-eared from her using it as a model to draw these dogs. As a result she is a respectable little artist. You never know what a kid is going to get out of a book.

jeanette    Posted 03-05-2004 at 06:56:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
we probally should but the markets have been pretty good to us this year, we raise corn and beans no livestock.

NewFarmer    Posted 03-06-2004 at 18:18:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Six more years to retirement, can hardly wait. I've got lots to do to get this place in shape.

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