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Cynthia    Posted 01-07-2005 at 08:22:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I just wanted everyone to know that I am so thankful for all of the information that I am learning here. My husband and I live in Houston and in the next year plan to move to the country in Arkansas. We are so excited! I love reading all of the information that everyone provides and I am trying to learn everything that I can. Thanks again and I hope that everyone stays warm and dry.


KatG    Posted 01-07-2005 at 17:57:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well a big Arkansas Hello Cynthia!!!!
I am orginally from southeast Teaxas and MAtt is from Louisiana...we married 18 years ago and moved to Arkansas and we LOVE it!!!!!...I was raised in the flatlands and always wanted to see a mountain and maybe live on one...I do!!!...Not a big one like Mount MAgazine is...Wish it were...
What part of Arkansas do you plan to relocate too??? LAnd here use to be very cheap but is geting higher all the time...KAtG


Pam    Posted 01-07-2005 at 11:51:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Cynthia,
My husband and I live in Deer Park, Texas, outside of Houston and also plan on moving to NE Louisiana on about 5 acres of land in the next year or two. I'd love to hear from you or anyone else who has made this transition. Will not be a transition for my husband, as he grew up in the country, but will definitely be a change for me. Anxious to hear any suggestions!


deadcarp    Posted 01-07-2005 at 09:02:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
not all things in arkansas are good to eat :
)


Hawk    Posted 01-07-2005 at 09:00:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
where abouts in the natural state are you moving to?


Cynthia    Posted 01-07-2005 at 09:26:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Russellville or Clarksville. We are looking at land in both towns


KatG    Posted 01-07-2005 at 17:59:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Wow girl that is just about a hours drive from me..but they are both cities around here...Russellville is a coolege town and Clarksville in nearby it...KAtG


Hawk    Posted 01-07-2005 at 09:34:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
i don`t know much about Russelville but Clarksville is a nice little town with the mountains to the east,west and north and the Arkansas river to the south with easy access to I-40. KatG lives south of the river over by Mt.Magazine. good people and great country, you will love it.


Cynthia    Posted 01-07-2005 at 08:41:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
O.k. I am going to keep my hands warm thanks for the advice. I would also love any other suggestions that anyone may have over the move and also any suggestions on making the transition easier on my three children ages 9, 11 and 13. Just for the record my husbands name is Bryan. Thanks!


Ron/PA    Posted 01-07-2005 at 08:29:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cynthia & Hubby, (We gotta get him a name. LOL)
Welcome, sure glad you enjoy the neighbors. Ya'll be carefull up there in Arkansas, we hadda couple of Arkansans here, by the name of 'Ennis & EIEIO. They done some wierd stuff, EI, wore a tinfoil hat, and 'Ennis usually had a cast iron skillet wrapped around his head.
Don't ferget that KEEPIN warm and dry is good but gettin wet and cold, while workin outside, makes the GETTIN warm and dry feel all the better.
Now then, don't wait til ya move, put yer tallest boots on and wade on it, the stuff gets pretty deep but it won't hurt ya.
Ron/PA


Patria    Posted 01-07-2005 at 10:34:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Ron..and also Ron/ar!

He should be dropping-by soon.

Cynthia, lots of success with your moving!


Just remember...    Posted 01-07-2005 at 08:26:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cows can kick pretty good...Especially if your hands are cold...

Salmoneye,

:-)


Alias    Posted 01-07-2005 at 08:56:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now, SE, to the best of my recollection, all our cows kicked ugly bad when ever abody fondled their udders with cold fingers. Seemed it sent shivers down their spine and it stopped only when it reached the end of their rear hoofs. Kinda like an electrical shock that causes a kicking reaction.

Now, Cynthia and Bryan, y'all hurry up and come on back and see us sometime. I'll be here for you if you need me........gfp


Ron/PA    Posted 01-07-2005 at 08:31:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
The mental image of that makes me think that maybe you deserved that kick,, BRRRRRRR
Ron


Les    Posted 01-07-2005 at 09:09:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
I thought that was the reason for the man who only milked one cow to have a milking machine.


LOL    Posted 01-07-2005 at 08:53:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Reminds me of the old joke...

A farmer is sitting in the neighborhood bar getting soused. A man comes in and asks the farmer, "Hey, why are you sitting here on this beautiful day getting drunk?"

Farmer: Some things you just can't explain.
Man: So what happened that's so horrible?
Farmer: Well, today I was sitting by my cow milking her. Just as I got the bucket bout full, she took her left leg and kicked over the bucket.
Man: Ok, but that's not so bad.
Farmer: Some things you just can't explain.

Man: So what happened then?
Farmer: I took her left leg and tied it to the post on the left.
Man: And then?
Farmer: Well, I sat back down and continued to milk her. Just as I got the bucket about full, she took her right leg and kicked over the bucket.
Man: Again?
Farmer: Some things you just can't explain.

Man: So, what did you do then?
Farmer: I took her right leg this time and tied it to the post onthe right.
Man: And then?
Farmer: Well, I sat back down and began milking her again. Just as I got the bucket about full, the stupid cow knocked over the bucket with her tail.
Man: Hmmm...
Farmer: Some things you just can't explain.

Man: So, what did you do?
Farmer: Well, I didn't have any more rope, so I took off my belt and tied her tail to the rafter. In that moment, my pants fell down and my wife walked in.....

Some things you just can't explain...

Salmoneye, Chuckling


KatG    Posted 01-07-2005 at 18:05:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Read this one to MAtt...he is the main milker here..lol...KatG


ROFLMHO    Posted 01-07-2005 at 09:00:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oldie but goodie..thanks........gfp


LOL!!    Posted 01-07-2005 at 09:14:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
First time I hear this one! heheh

Patria


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