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valerie    Posted 10-08-2002 at 12:08:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I realize I'm very new around here, and also that asking a person's age is kind of taboo. I hope you will forgive me if this question is out of line.

But I really respect and value the wisdom of older people who've already been through a lot of things. I've been reading the posts and I am enjoying what so many of you have to say. It looks like some of you have been around for awhile. I never had a grandpa or grandma to chat with and I like listening to older folks' conversations.

Would any of you mind posting your age? I don't have too many years to brag on, but I'll post that I'm 39. Too old to be called a spring chicken, but too young to have the wisdom of a sage.


renee    Posted 10-10-2002 at 19:58:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Valerie, I was 71, the 25th. Probably too old to be buying a 3 acre farm, with an old house that needs fixing. At least my kids think so. But the call back to the country just got too much.

Renee


Valerie    Posted 10-11-2002 at 06:23:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I think it's wonderful and you are never too old to get back to beauty and what is natural and good. I'm sure I will be just like you. :)


Hogman*** GOOD GRIEF    Posted 10-09-2002 at 21:09:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
It looks like I take tha blue ribbon for antiquness. I hatched out Dec 23rd 1923 which would lead one ta believe it'll be 79 come next Dec.
Great Grand Kid started school this Fall.
Maw Hogs 56,after 18 years of it We still share tha same pillow every night which is ta say tha sparks still there'n snugglin's tha best part of life.


rachel    Posted 10-09-2002 at 17:18:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
47 three weeks ago and glad to have made another year without running into a mack truck or a 6 prong buck in rut or somesuch.... Mark is 53 and calls it 39, another Jack Benny if ya remember him


Clare    Posted 10-09-2002 at 14:30:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
40


Donna from Missouri    Posted 10-09-2002 at 12:24:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Fifty-eight... and that seems uncomfortably close to sixty, but it's out of my hands!


Chuck, WA    Posted 10-09-2002 at 10:03:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hmmm....didn't realize what a bunch of young pups there was on this board! :)

Looks like I'd be on the young end of the older 10%. But, as a hobby farmer on only a few acres, I usually yield to the experience of you younger ones who have been living a lot closer to a lot more land for a bigger part of your lives. I have lived on small acreages at other times in the past, so my combined experience is a little more than just what's current.

I'm 59, a scientist, and wishing retirement was closer so I could spend my time at something more meaningful, but it's not in sight yet! I suppose I might fall into what some on this board would call a "yuppie" but I'm no longer "young" and no longer an "up and comer" - that being where the term yuppie comes from.

Since moving out of town last Thanksgiving, I've been busy. I bought my first tractor (MF35 diesel) last spring and will tow home my first real implement (JD 214 baler handed down by a generous wheat farmer friend) this weekend. I hope to find a sickle and rake, and with them, bale my few acres of grass hay, and maybe also some for my small acreage horse owner friends and neighbors. Around here where the circle-sprinkler hay fields can easily be several quarter to half mile radius circles (hundreds to thousands of acres), it's hard to find anybody who's willing to bale a few acres. I restored a couple of idle acres to pasture grass this fall, so am making some slow progress. Am building a pole barn (24x36x12 with gambrel roof and with 12x36 open shed) - expect it to be finished by November. Posted a pic of it partly framed back last summer, and will post again when it's done. Will add field fence to existing barb next year, then we'll see where to next.