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Toni    Posted 05-07-2002 at 03:56:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Good Morning,
I am really enjoying reading the posts to gain insight into what I need to be doing and how to do it. One question, if you have the time, can you please list your location? Being new I don't know where everyone is from unless, of course, that isn't allowed.

Dennis and I are from Branch, AR, we live in the River Valley. Love getting up and not having the Houston, TX humidity. I know we will get it here but a few months is better than 7/24/365 days.

Thanks, Have a rainbow day!

JoeK    Posted 05-08-2002 at 07:56:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
NW WI,about 120mi E of Minneapolis/StPaul,MN

Matt NY    Posted 05-08-2002 at 07:16:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Northeast of the Capital area, close to VT.

PatM    Posted 05-08-2002 at 06:04:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
We live on 40 VERY DRY acres by Kiowa, Colorado. We run a big 6 mama cow herd. My wife teaches and sells Pampered Chef, and I work as a construction claims consultant in downtown Denver to pay for cow hay.

Fred TX    Posted 05-08-2002 at 05:38:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Austin, Tx.

Hal/WA    Posted 05-08-2002 at 01:37:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
I live South East of Spokane, WA, on a corner of property I have lived on since 1959. I only have 20 acres and wish I had more. My area is rapidly becoming suburbia, so I can't do lots of things we did all the time growing up. I would never live in town by choice again, but it appears town is coming to me.

Chris-Ne.    Posted 05-07-2002 at 20:55:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Evening, we live on a ranch North east of Alliance Ne. Pretty much on the edge of the sandhills where it looks pretty much the same as it did 100 years ago.

Hogman    Posted 05-07-2002 at 19:34:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
South East corner of Taney County Mo just a juicey spit North of Arkansas.Midest tha ROCKS and rills of tha Ozarks. Did I mention rocks?

Larry    Posted 05-07-2002 at 19:20:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We live in southwest Wisconsin near a little town called Belmont. I guess you're too far away for me to come and move pigs for you.:{)

Lew    Posted 05-07-2002 at 20:38:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Coralie and I are about 40 miles north of Larry in the hills of Richland County, Wisconsin. Settled here in 1977 on 20 acres of scrub apple trees and blackberry bushes. Built our own log home (from a kit) and retired from teaching in 1997. Going east for a few days to visit our older daughter near Fredericksburg, Virginia. Just finished fencing the flower beds to keep the deer out. Everyone "keep the faith" and enjoy that rural living. Long live open space and neighbors so far away they can't be seen.

Ira    Posted 05-07-2002 at 18:59:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Spartansburg Pa. about 30 miles south of Lake Erie

Larry    Posted 05-07-2002 at 19:17:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
With a name like Ira King it sounds like you're an Amishman. We just had a Amishman move into the area from PA. by the name of Danial King.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 05-07-2002 at 17:58:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
MANHATTAN, NY - the big one, not the little Manhattan, KS or the tiny one in Manhattan, MT.

Redneck    Posted 05-07-2002 at 16:52:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
We live in the sticks outside Ohatchee,the biggest little town in Alabama.It is in the central northeast area of the state.We are about 30 miles northwest of Mount Cheaha,the tallest hill in Alabama.

Okie-Dokie    Posted 05-07-2002 at 15:31:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Wanna guess? East Central Okla. In the Deep Fork Basin of the Cimmeron Valley. West down hwy 66 about 40 miles from Tulsa, Okla.

BOSS    Posted 05-07-2002 at 14:54:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Grattan, Michigan
15 miles NE of Grand Rapids. Just built a nice big house out here on 12 acres, moved out of the city and LOVE it!!!!! My wife LOVES it and my daughter LOVES it. Somebody asked her last week,"don't you miss all of the kids to play with, living out here?" She answered," I have my dogs to play with, I have the woods to play with, I have all of the yard to play with, I don't miss the kids."
That about sums it up right there.

RayP(MI)    Posted 05-09-2002 at 15:05:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey, neighbor - we're from Edmore, just across the next county! Have 120 acre farm here where we raise hay and rabbits. Wife is getting into sheep, and has a couple llamas coming.

WallSal55    Posted 05-07-2002 at 13:43:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
North Central IL, 3 acre farmette, lived in the
same county all my life, between corn fields, and
bean fields! My dad had the family farm after
132 years, but now the original part has been
sold. Sad not to pass anything on. If I hit it
big tomorrow, I'd buy the half of the farm that's
left--from him! Most beautiful 420 acres, with
many cattle pastures, too.

TimC    Posted 05-07-2002 at 13:02:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Tn, 20 miles north of nashville.

Katrina    Posted 05-07-2002 at 12:57:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
We are central MN. 30 miles southeast of St. Cloud. Sure enjoy all 4 seasons but winter could shorten just a mite. Welcome and hello!

Mudcat49    Posted 05-07-2002 at 12:29:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Okeechobee Florida! We are 1/2 mile from Lake Okeechobee the second largest freshwater lake in the USA!

Danny in CO    Posted 05-07-2002 at 11:06:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Larkspur, CO, between Denver and Colorado Springs along the Front Range at about 7300 ft elevation. Deer, elk, and antelope around. We have a pair of golden eagles that nest near us and we have seen one bald eagle this winter.


PatM    Posted 05-08-2002 at 06:06:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Howdy, neighbor! We're halfway between Elizabeth and Kiowa.

Danny in CO    Posted 05-08-2002 at 13:14:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I thought I replied earlier, but it seems to be lost!

Howdy! I was out your way on Saturday. We went to the auction at the Kiowa Fairgrounds. Didn't buy anything. I must not have been in a bidding mood!


Debora    Posted 05-07-2002 at 11:06:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi! Toni, i'm new here too, I'm from Denham Springs La. My Raymond and i have 14 acres that we have been turning into a very beautiful farm. we will be selling our home in about 10 months, and we're going to build a small house in Amite La. that's about an hours drive from our home. we drive it three times aweek to cut grass and put up fence and just to enjoy, welcome to you, everyone here is so nice and helpful, have a great day , Debora&Raymond in Louisiana!

4wheelerlady    Posted 05-07-2002 at 10:40:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
For most of the year we are living on Cape Cod Ma.
Have a place in Maine that we visit.

Jim(MO)    Posted 05-07-2002 at 09:54:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Still splitting time between Kansas City (make money) and our little patch of country (spend money) over in Chariton county close to Salisbury, MO.

Jim & Kay Sutherland

Ollie    Posted 05-07-2002 at 09:48:03       [Reply]  [No Email]

I'm in northeast Oregon outside La Grande near Summerville. The Grande Ronde Valley is a mountain valley between the Blue Mountains and the Wallowa mountain range on the edge of the Eagle Cap Wilderness.

The most acres of blue grass seed in the US is grown here. Also a lot of mint, other grass species for seed, some sugar beets and potatoes. Wheat and barley are a staple also.

We also have lots of endangered fish species which makes doing a lot of needed projects a real pain.
I work for the feds helping landowners get projects on their properties done. We are a buffer between US Fish and Wildlife, National Marine Fisheries Service and other state and federal agencies and the landowners. I also work closely with the conservation district.

We have a farm and a ranch with timber which keeps us busy.

Salmoneye    Posted 05-07-2002 at 08:21:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
50 or so miles south of GregVT in the Champlain Valley Of VT. Town is called Charlotte.
Moms family has been here since somewhere after the War Between The States.
I think we were asked to leave Canada...


Manitoba    Posted 05-07-2002 at 08:16:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Morning from frozen gumbo in the red river valley...we are about 50 miles north of Can/US border just south of Winnipeg..

Greg VT    Posted 05-07-2002 at 07:39:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We plant our garden in Sheldon which is in the northern Champlain Valley of Vermont 11 miles from the Canadien border. A lot of cow milking and sap boiling goes on around heyah.

DeadCarp    Posted 05-07-2002 at 07:11:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Small town in Central Minnesota (if you lean to the left:) In other words, we're a bit closer to Fargo than Duluth.
Welcome on a dewey, bird-chattering, almost-fishing-season Spring morning! :)

Andy in Ga    Posted 05-07-2002 at 06:58:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Norteast Ga. here in a little caution light town named Bowman.

Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-07-2002 at 06:51:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Eastern Washington, about 50 miles south of Canada and at the 2,800 ft level. Next to a town called Okanogan that has 1 blinking red light to control trafic with. Next big town is 100 miles away! Mark H.

Ollie    Posted 05-07-2002 at 09:31:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Been through your country a few times. Beautiful country. Is it still the only traffic light in the county?

Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-07-2002 at 09:54:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Omak has one in the town and there is one out on Hwy 97 now by the Wal-Mart intersection. Okanogan still dosen't have a real light yet. Okanogan County is the largest in the state of Washington and has 2 trafic lights in it now!! We are going big time like the citys now! Mark H.

Ollie    Posted 05-07-2002 at 10:30:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Walmart??? Boy, things have really changed up there. I remember in the 70's having a hard time finding an open grocery store or somewhere to eat if you went through at the wrong time. Only been through there once or twice since.

A friend of mine worked as a co-op student for the Forest Service out of Omak. He loved the country and found it so easy to slip back and forth over the border. In fact in some places hard to tell which country you were in. There might be an old four wire barbed fence or not.

Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-07-2002 at 10:41:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
YA a Wal-Mart!! Somje of the folks around here complained that it would put all the small mom and pops out of bussiness but so far they are still here. It is nice to be able to go to a store and get the things you need with out driving 100 miles to do it. It has brought some tax base into the city and employe over a 100 people in the town one way or another. If they don't do something around here it will only be retires and no young people to work. The employment is pretty bad that's why we sell mail order and can still live here. The internet has allowed some people to move out and still make a living in the country. Mark H.

Chuck, WA    Posted 05-07-2002 at 09:09:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mark...have read a lot of your posts, but didn't know you were "just up the road" so to speak. I'm maybe 150-200 miles south of you in the Tri-Cities area. Used to live in Richland, but moved out of town last fall. Mailing address is Benton City, but I'm about equal distance from Benton City, Richland and maybe a little farther to Kennewick. Nice country up your way! Nice to know there's a few folks here from the Pacific Northwest.

Sammie    Posted 05-07-2002 at 22:21:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm a single women, grown son living on .9 acre between Mark and Chuck!!! lol I'm in West Valley just West of Yakima and about 80 miles northwest of Chuck.

Our valley grows apples and hops in the largest percentages nation wide. We also have a very large cherry crop. There are peaches, pears aspargus, plums and mellons & pumpkins in smaller quantities. Lots of livestock. Central Washington State Fair is in Yakima in Sept/Oct.

Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-07-2002 at 09:57:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
I used to be a Coastie and lived on the other side of the mountain in the foot hills 10 miles east of Duvall. Been here a little over 6 years and love it. Lost my web feet allready and don't want to go back either! Mark H.

Ollie    Posted 05-07-2002 at 10:35:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Since you've seen the light, I guess we have to forgive you for being from the "other side". Blame it on youth ;-} Wouldn't spread it around though, it's kind of like being from that state south of Oregon ;-}

Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-07-2002 at 10:45:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's where I spent the first 18 years befor I figured out I was getting over run. Been in Washington for 32 years and love it!! Thats longer then a lot of them have. Mark H.

Grove r    Posted 05-07-2002 at 07:57:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A very pleasant "good morning" Toni, I live in west central Alberta,Canada, south west of a town called Rocky Mountain House, three sets of traffic lites, have had snow here almost every day this spring[?] was about 6" on the ground yesterday morning, sure hope this ice age doesn't last as long as the last one, haven't got enough feed for the cows to see me through for too long. Have a gooder, R.E.L.

Tom A    Posted 05-07-2002 at 06:42:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi Toni,

We live near Middletown, Maryland. That's in Frederick County in the west-central part of the state.

Our hilly little 'rock farm' is in a small valley between two ranges of small mountains (well, that's what the old timers call 'em...they're really just big hills).


Les...fortunate    Posted 05-07-2002 at 06:26:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Near Woodstock, NH. Center of the state, ski country.

kraig WY    Posted 05-07-2002 at 06:16:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Newcastle, WY here. Got a brother who lives in Perryville, AR. You anywhere close?

Toni    Posted 05-07-2002 at 06:48:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]

We are 89.96 miles from your brother, according to mapquest it is 2 hours and 32 minutes.

We are located around 32 miles from Fort Smith, our town has a population of 356. They call our section River Valley.


kraig WY    Posted 05-07-2002 at 10:55:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Guess you're closer to my MIL. She lives in McCurtin OK

LazyHorse    Posted 05-07-2002 at 05:27:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good morning Toni, we live in Greens Fork, IN and have been in the same area our whole lives. This is in the east central part of the state.

jamo    Posted 05-08-2002 at 05:27:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mornin' all, Toni. We live in the central part of Indiana, in a little town called Edinburgh. We are about 30 miles or so, south of Indianapolis. Just a small place, 9acres, but our own little bit of heaven.

bob    Posted 05-07-2002 at 05:57:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
morning tom we live in Sioux City Iowa rigt in te cornerof 3states. gets hot and humid here too but notfor longperiods welcoe

Pitch    Posted 05-07-2002 at 19:50:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
South Seneca county NY in the Finger Lakes area is mixed dairy corn soybeans vineyards some logging truckdrivers. I drive 23 miles to work and have only one stop sign between my house and the first traffic light is 18 miles. (The nearest Wal Mart is almost 30)

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