Country Living
Country Living, Country Skills
Country People

KountryLife.com - A Country Living Resource and Community
Community
Message Board
Country Topics
Trading Post
Memory Lane
Country Skills
Country Cooking

Channels
Gardening
Livestock
The Kitchen
Machinery
Tools

Photographs
Photo Gallery
Vintage Photos
Special Collections

Fun
Country Humor
Country Sounds
Coloring Book
Interactive Story

Farm Tractors
Pictures
Tractor Parts
Tractor Manuals

Miscellaneous
Classic Trucks
Antique Tractors
Modern Tractors
Site Map
Links Page
Contact Us

  
Country Discussion Topics
To add your comments to this topic, click on one of the 'Reply' links below.

Saying hello!
[Return to Topics]

Kat in New Jersey    Posted 09-10-2002 at 11:06:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I stumbled on this website while looking for other information (hand-cranked ice cream!). It looks like a neat spot and I'd like to visit from time to time. Although I'm not myself a farmer, my father was an old Iowa farmboy and most of my relations were from out that way.

In "real life," I'm a writer based in New Jersey. But in my "ideal life," I do handspinning and weaving. Eventually, I would like to have my own sheep. I learned to shear this past spring, so actually owning the critters is the remaining step.

Unfortunately, what farm land is left in New Jersey is so expensive that moving up to acreage is just not in the grand plan right now!

Anyway, this seemed to be a good place for sheep and other critter related questions, plus things like gardening and canning, etc. I've been reading some of the threads and there is great information here! I look foward to participating....

Kat in New Jersey


Kat in NJ    Posted 09-13-2002 at 07:38:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have been trying to post this as a follow-up since early in the week, but no luck getting it to go through!

Thanks for all the warm welcome wishes. I can see where I'll need my muck boots as it does seem to get deep around here! We used to have horses, so Iím used to stepping in it!



Kat in NJ    Posted 09-13-2002 at 07:38:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have been trying to post this as a follow-up since early in the week, but no luck getting it to go through!

Thanks for all the warm welcome wishes. I can see where I'll need my muck boots as it does seem to get deep around here! We used to have horses, so Iím used to stepping in it!



Cowboy Joe    Posted 09-10-2002 at 19:01:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Welcome Kat from New Jersey. I grew up in Leonia, NJ. Glad to have you as a member of our board.


Bob /Ont.    Posted 09-10-2002 at 16:27:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
OH Yes, before I forget Welcome, Now you can believe that!!!.
Later Bob


Clare    Posted 09-10-2002 at 15:54:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Kat from one newbie to another. Learning to shear sheep before you get them is a great idea. We would like to get a couple of sheep to be lawn mowers but we don't know how to shear...got talking to a friend the other day and he knows how to do it...even has the equipment needed, so buying some sheep now looks more of a prospect than it did. I hope you are able to get some land one day...atleast in the meantime you can have fun with the friendly folk here.


Bob /Ont.    Posted 09-10-2002 at 16:31:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Welcome to you too Clare, now the shearing is going to be taken care of, you get those 4 legged gardeners, you'll not have a weed in sight after that.
Later Bob


EIEIO    Posted 09-10-2002 at 12:15:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Welcome aboard Kat. Great people and conversation. You may have to put on muck boots every so often but it is still FUN!


Gimpleg    Posted 09-10-2002 at 13:52:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Muck boots? Well EIEIO they are good when messin with them hogs. But, most everybody here gives the most accurate and timely advice and counsel you could get. Why, people like F14, Hogman, grove r, Fenwick, Jake, Bob/Ont and lots others only tell the gossip truth on every thing they say. Are you a wearin' your tinfoil hat and duct tape?


EIEIO    Posted 09-10-2002 at 14:17:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I sure am, plus I wear my muck boots so often I even have a muck boot tanline - fit right in with them city gals and their tennis and golf sock tanlines. A long time ago one of the wise mentors on this board said WEAR YOUR MUCK BOOTS!! Everytime I go out to the pasture I put them on and I'm glad I do especially when a snake is in my path. Once I got over that blood poisoning in my ankle from them rubbing my ankle and got them broken in I love em.


Bob /Ont.    Posted 09-10-2002 at 16:24:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Got me puzzled here EI, can't figure why Kat needs them just yet, has no farm or live stock????
Later Bob


EIEIO    Posted 09-10-2002 at 17:41:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well the way I figure it, every so often they come in handy on this site. Not all the time, maybe just a little of the time, but yep she can use em. Be good practice stepping around the pies.


Bob /Ont.    Posted 09-10-2002 at 18:09:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
OH, never thought of that!! I better tell her to roll the pant legs up a turn or two too then EI.:<)
Later Bob


Tammy-E TX    Posted 09-10-2002 at 11:56:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Glad to see you found the board! Welcome and hope you enjoy and visit often.
Tammy


jamo    Posted 09-10-2002 at 11:44:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Glad you found us! There is alot of information here and also alot of really good people. You don't have to be a farmer to enjoy the humor or the congeniality. Stop by again soon.

Jan


[Return to Topics]



[Home] [Search]

Copyright © 1999-2013 KountryLife.com
All Rights Reserved
A Country Living Resource and Community