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Scott(TN)    Posted 10-07-2002 at 10:42:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I've been lurking here for a while now and once every blue moon post.
My question
How do I know if I am a "yuppie?"
Is it an attitude, or do I qualify because I purchased a few arces and built a big house on what was once farm land.

Ana--married yuppie (there's hope!)    Posted 10-07-2002 at 15:06:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thirty years ago this Ozarkian hillbilly girl with cow pie on her feet married that city yup boy, but he has shaped up very well. He plays with his tractors (yes, more than one!), can fall a tree in exactly the right spot, roofs, builds sheds and fences, milks the cow, rescues those pups dumped by city tripe, and collects antique tools. Do you look at the dirt and collect rocks when you travel? You may be "country" in heart.

Bob /Ont.    Posted 10-07-2002 at 14:11:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I WARNED YOU SCOTT, now don't you NEVVER use that YUPPIEY WORD gain, U hear. Just put on overhauls and CHEW N SPIT with the rest of US.
Later Bob

H. Andrew Merklethrope    Posted 10-07-2002 at 13:45:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think yours might be a borderline case. We'll need more information about you and your life style before we can make a determination.

Scott(TN)    Posted 10-07-2002 at 11:32:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Good, thanks for the answers. I do not consider myself one, but I guess most would not.

I get along well with the neighbors, help when I can, and stay outa their way otherwise.

Do not complain about the cattle bawling at 11PM or the low flying aircraft dusting the cotton fields next to me; does drive my wife's sinuses crazy but she don't complain either.

I do not golf, I garden and work on the yard. I DO, however, have a 9N FORD.

When the neighbors animals wind up in my yard I offer to help mend the fence. Except for the guy next to me, his dogs have taken to chasing my youngest son (17) and my granddaughter when she is here. My son now takes advantage of that and looks upon the neighbors loose dog as a moving target for his paintball gun (I encourage this behavior).

Well, now that issue is cleared up, guess I can feel free to ask some really newbie questions on this site.

Maggie in TX    Posted 10-07-2002 at 21:25:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Scott, I'm a lurker here too, but can't help commenting on the paintball gun thing. If those dogs keep coming back chasing your son and granddaughter after being hit with paintballs, try loading it with marbles instead. Works like a charm. :)

Bob /Ont.    Posted 10-07-2002 at 13:29:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Scott at 17 your son has out grown paint ball, it's for Yuppie kids, get him a 410 pump action.
Later Bob

Gimpleg and the rest of the banana farm crew    Posted 10-07-2002 at 13:49:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Right once again, Bob. That .410 will take care of that dog!

Bob /Ont.    Posted 10-07-2002 at 14:04:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
They make good BBQ too, serve with rice, peppers,onions and some currie,OH don't forget to garnish with Yukon Gold Pinapple too.
Later Bob

Dennis    Posted 10-07-2002 at 13:20:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Welcome Scott,
We are retired also and are hobby farming but the people on this board don't hold that agin us.

Feel free to ask and I just want to tell you that if you use the search feature and type in the info you are looking for, that really helps also.

BTW have you met S___Y, S____Y and E___L yet? I can send them your way for awhile and also some rain iffen you want.

Dennis and EIEIO

Sid    Posted 10-07-2002 at 20:24:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dennis you can keep the first three send rain this way if you want to

Bob /Ont.    Posted 10-07-2002 at 13:33:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hold on a minit there Dennis, We'er just trying to get this here new city fella off on the straight and narrow, now your trying to lead him astray.
Later Bob

careful scott    Posted 10-07-2002 at 14:14:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
watch out for that dennis fellow i hear he,s a csoundrel done locked his wife EIEIO down in the basement the past couple days so he could rin with SHERRY an SASSY, oh ya welcome an qiut the yuppie stuff huh lol

Ron/PA    Posted 10-07-2002 at 11:24:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you move in and build a big house, you're a success, after you build that house you complain about the farming that has been going on for the last hundred years, you're a loser! If you try to shut down that farm, you're a butt head, and if you think the whole county should be zoned residential, to get rid of all the farms,,,,,
You're a yuppie

Jim (Mi)    Posted 10-07-2002 at 11:18:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I guess if you are not native to the area, do not farm, and strive for a better life for you and your family. I actually think ruined land by farmers should be bought up and restored back to it's originality. Course I am a hunter and fisherman (a true person who like "country" not plowed fields.) If you have a job outside of farming. If you think farming is the only true jobs here in America. (A laugh in itself) Need to be careful though. If the sun doesn't rise - your fault. God gives off heavy rains that year - your fault. Farmer loses farm do to good old American competition - your fault. Farmers spawn can't make a living off farm and goes to city to find work and get's higher education and decided not to farm - your fault.

Ron/PA    Posted 10-07-2002 at 11:27:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Carefull Jim, you might be talking with a mouth full of food produced by one of those stinking, rotten, no good, low life, clod hoppin, shirt kickin, farmers!!!!!

Jim (Mi)    Posted 10-07-2002 at 12:29:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh Yeah before I forget. I prefer my mouth to be full of my own game, not some disease ridden - steroid injected meat from the store. My wife unfortunately does not like wild game, nor fish. But I much prefer Duck-geese-Perch-Walleye-and venison that I killed or caught to anything in a store. We usually eat our meats seperate. I can provide my own meat, and prefer to Thank You very much. And as far as veggies and fruits, I load the back of my truck each year with manure and bring it to my grandfather's in the city who has a acre lot he plants and provides all the vegies and fruits we can eat along with the rest of the family. We all go over there and pick crops, grapes-pears etc. Then my wife, mom, aunt's etc can and we have an ample supply. So basically a farmer provides a few convenience, but I certainly can do without if needed.

Bob /Ont.    Posted 10-07-2002 at 13:40:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Jim the more you write here the more you convince me and others that you have a lot of education RECTUM degree no doubt.
Later Bob Nichols

Jim (Mi)    Posted 10-08-2002 at 05:47:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Truth hurts huh. :>(

Gary    Posted 10-07-2002 at 13:06:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
What you all gonna do when Granddaddy dies?

Jim (Mi)    Posted 10-07-2002 at 11:35:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
I actually have family that are farmers, and really have no problem with farmers. I am not a generalization person like the rest of the board seems to be. I believe there are good and bad people equally no matter what type of life you life. I also do not subscribe to all the whines of the farmers, they chose their life and occupation just like the rest of us. I always laugh at how they always say to the newcomers to live on their farm and earn on honest days living. I challenge them to go on a Amish farm and do an honest days farming, or go lay cement, or go throw some lumber around cutting trees.

Bandit    Posted 10-07-2002 at 11:42:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Those are all honest jobs.
As to the farmer chosing his occupation, thats another story. You're either born a farmer or not, its a genetic thing. Somepeople have it others don't. Those that have that gene can't help but farm. The ones that don't have it can't understand the ones that do.

Jim (Mi)    Posted 10-07-2002 at 11:55:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can completely inderstand that. My dad worked and still does for Chrysler my whole life. I grew up around and love cars. I have a passion for anything with an engine, and decided to design for GM. But my love and passion for what I do does not lend me to whinning because of the clowns that buy foreign cars instead of American made. And there is no public outpouring of emotions as thousands of auto workers were layed off including myself. I was not on here blaming everybody under the sun for all the auto problems. But a farmer loses a farm because crops can be bought cheaper and the whoa is the small time farmer whines come out.

Bob /Ont.    Posted 10-07-2002 at 13:49:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Jim people buy off shore cars and the evil SUV's because they hate what the big 3 sell other than Pickup Trucks. When my 88 olds wagon is done in June I will buy and rebuild a CJ5 to replace it, that's the big 3's problem. And also I have no problem with hunters but the game you bag eats off some farmer's land. Thanks for the past good GM's
Later Bob

Noodle Pinlynch I'll tell ya what I know,    Posted 10-07-2002 at 11:13:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
it used ta mean Young Upwardly-mobile Professional Person. Nowadays it appears it means a perzon thet moves next ta tha pig farm and builds white fences and complains that their laundry on the line smells like pigsnip. Looks too like they like them Fard 9N's and 27 hp. Kuboataz. Maybe they ride them mountain bikes down the road some, and their kidz is named Madison, Morgan, or Hudson. Theys knowed ta go ta the county if'n yer tractor got a straight pipe, but they'll call ya ta git them out of the ditch when theys lost it on a curve while tuning in NPR an sippin Cafee Losta (er somesich snip).

They got new Steal chainsaws thet they cant start when theys needin them. The riding mowers are new and blow blue smoke after the first seasin. They got motion detectors and driveway gates an big bird dogs named Corky. They'll give ya a call when the dogs lost after chasin yer truck too.
An after the 3rd year they'll want ta borrow yer saw, mower, generater, and tractor, but that ain't gonna stop em from callin the county if yer combine runs too late into the night in clear weather with a storm on the move.
Ahh, less see, they'll bring their kin over at Christmas ta look at ya, like you is some rare breed like that dog you put in the dumster after their good friend in the BMW suv whacked it. Good chances he was adjustin his cell phone ear piece so he could hear NPR better when he drifted off into yer lane at 75 mph, frownin all the while.
Theys all got some kinda frown that looks like they cant believe anybody would want ta run a manure spreader on a downwind day.

This ain't what I think, it's what I know.

Theys still a chance thet theys good neighbors in them folks. It'll jest take a decade or two.

Scott Hansen    Posted 10-07-2002 at 12:46:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
That 9N part rings untrue. There is still a faint light of hope in there if the yuppster likes tractors...(besides yardart). And my son is named Morgan.

Noodle gives you the nod    Posted 10-07-2002 at 13:27:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ahh yup, thats awlright with me yu got a Fard 9N and a boy named Morton, shucks, if you help a neighbor and don't put up a brag about it yer o.k. in my book. Don't matter what size yer house is, or what color yer car is, cant take with you anyhoot.

Scott Hansen    Posted 10-07-2002 at 14:03:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm including insurance, here:

Help out neighbors all the time.
Good houses are small houses.
BMWs are for whimps. I got better things to spend my money on.
Drive a truck. (this may be stretching it, truck being a beat up Yoda.)
Take care of mom, help with step mom.
Think land is for saving, not storing under malls.

Bob /Ont.    Posted 10-07-2002 at 13:25:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We better keep an eye on you too Scott.:<)
Later Bob

Gary    Posted 10-07-2002 at 11:06:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just my opinion, it depends what you do with the few acres. If all you do is mow it reguarly or pay someone else to do it for you, and spend your weekends on the golf course, then yep that'd be you "yuppie". Now if you take that few acres and turn it into a productive piece of property (i.e. gardening, few farm animals etc) then you be "country"

Bob /Ont.    Posted 10-07-2002 at 11:01:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Scott, SHHHHH! don't use that "Y" word around here.:<)
Later Bob

Craig H    Posted 10-07-2002 at 11:07:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I was once a yuppie, then I became a yussy cat.

Gary    Posted 10-07-2002 at 11:12:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL, but why wouldn't that be a yog?

Grove r    Posted 10-07-2002 at 11:18:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
I wuz a catskinner, once, nobody ever called me that but thets whut I wuz.....cuz I set in the seat and made that big slab a iron out front go up n down....duz thet count?? maybe ize a duzzer....

Bob /Ont.    Posted 10-07-2002 at 13:19:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Grover, I never accused you of skinning what you wear out and I have to fix.
Later Bob

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