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EIEIO    Posted 07-07-2002 at 06:36:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was driving to town (gas station, restaurant, feed store) to get the newspaper and all the little critters were running across the road, and it finally dawned on me what the major difference is in the "real" country, not "city folk country" with paved streets, people here have respect. You never see a turtle run over several different times because people were having "fun", people here stop to let an animal cross the road. They wave to each other, they are polite and just plain nice. I finally figured out that the farming people have respect for God, People, Nature and critters. Also "real" Farmers, not Sunday Farmers like Dennis and I work their tush off, they can't stop because of the rain, heat, cold.

I salute each and everyone of you!

Gimpleg    Posted 07-07-2002 at 11:42:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
By gum, that horn of yours is getting less GREEN all the time!!!

Bob /Ont.    Posted 07-07-2002 at 14:48:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Greetin's Gimpleg Frank Fagon, thought you plum washed away in the floods. Glad you and the putter is saved.
Later Bob

LH    Posted 07-07-2002 at 08:42:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm an animal lover, and even though I don't mind hunting or using animal meat for human consupmtion, it makes me sick when I see folks intenionally ruin over any animal. When we were heading out to the fireworks the other evening, I saw a dead momma coon on the road, and her baby waiting by the mommas remains. I stoipped and removed the mother from the roadway far enough the little one wouldn't get run down by the next passing car. The baby was obviously old enough to be weaned or I woulda picked it up and bottled it like I have in the past. Yep country folks respect all life, and god, and nature.

Bob /Ont.    Posted 07-07-2002 at 07:23:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well said EI, you have to live in the city to realy know that, people not wanting to slow down and let you turn into your driveway.
Later Bob

BOSS    Posted 07-07-2002 at 06:41:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Speaking of turtles, I have stopped and "helped" a turtle get across the road 3 times now. The same turtle 3 times, it is a HUGE snapping turtle, that thing would just as soon rip me apart than let me help it across. I finnaly have to get my shovel out of the back of my truck to push it along. That turtle is about 20 inches in diameter and has moss and algee growing all over it, when it snaps at the shovel, it sounds like somebody is hitting the shovel with a rock. But we get it across the road.

Bob /Ont.    Posted 07-07-2002 at 07:20:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You know Boss that turtle could be over a 100yrs old.
Later Bob

Grove r    Posted 07-07-2002 at 10:03:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi, Bob, EO, know what you mean on the road kill situation; few years ago, on a side road from my place over to another hiway, couple of partridges used to frequent the gravel road to pickup the fine stuff, usualy along the shoulder, got so a fella would look for them and slow down, move over to to the other side of the day, there they both were, dead, could see where someone had deliberately swerved over to hit them! had a suspicion who the fellow was, when the chance presented itself.......kinda think he had no trouble going to the bath room for quite a spell after I got done chewin'.......!

I go so far as to take bumblebees outside, when they get in the house, hornets are a different story, splat flat, like a pancake! Flies too! I regularly go on "patrole" with swatter in hand, hopeing to find a "victem"...... I even tolerate the purple martins around the buildigs, except the house, I know they are messy, but at least I can go outside, anytime, and not get one mosquito bite!!!! Better go, think I just heard a yellow jacket fly by the window......have a gooder, R.E.L.

Bob /Ont.    Posted 07-07-2002 at 11:12:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi Grover good to hear from you, don't be too hard on the skeeters eh, they flew out all the way from Manitoba just for a BITE!!
Later Bob

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