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gregPA    Posted 10-18-2002 at 06:37:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
this is my first time posting. been lookin at the list for quite awhile. found it while lookin for some tractor parts. i'm not a farmer, but have done work on the farm as a kid. not a yuppie either. lived in the country 30 years. mom and pop didn't have the money to buy a farm. for economic reasons i moved into the city (york, pa.)
and started a small business. did that for 14 years but always had that aching to get back to the dirt where i belong. my wife, elizabeth myself and mom are moving back out. mom's 80 now. got a small place out of the city again. just a couple acres an old farmhouse and a good bank barn. i am a machinist by trade but it sure feels great to be out. city is just getting worse everyday. lookin forward to doin a small truck patch again. can't have any animals unless i'm over 5 acres but maybe i'll swing that in a couple more years. once again, great site and great folks.
thanks, greg


EIEIO    Posted 10-18-2002 at 07:26:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Welcome to the best board on the block. We sure have a great time, learn a lot, kibbitz a lot, laugh together and times we even cry together.

Just one word of advice watch out for the men folk, us wimmen folk are top drawer and will never led you down any wrong path. With the men before you know it they will have you hiding S---y & S----y in your barn. They are experts in the farming questions and have helped me so many times but in other areas well................

Have a rainbow day and the best of luck in your venture!


DeadCarp    Posted 10-18-2002 at 07:22:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I left the farm for economic reasons too - considering the Cities was 200 miles away, the Greyhound was cheaper than a taxi and faster than walking! Wild horses couldn't have stopped an 18-yr-old tho. Worked out west for 30-odd years and snuck back home.


I think growing up on a farm is good training for running a business - farm kids are used to living on nuthin for however long between paydays. :)



Tom A    Posted 10-18-2002 at 07:16:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Welcome, Greg. Glad to hear you've got yourself a place in the country. Life *is* a lot better out here.

No animals? Is that some kind of local zoning? Don't know how many acres you do have, but keeping smaller critters, like sheep or goats, doesn't take a lot of land and can be rewarding, even if you won't get rich. I keep mine in an old bank barn, and they do quite well.

Anyway, hope to see you around the site! Welcome aboard,

Tom


JoeK    Posted 10-18-2002 at 06:59:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Welcome to a lil hidden valley of the Web,Greg,come by anytime and visit.There are a few people here ya gotta keep an eye on,but all in all the only protective gear ya may need is hip boots and a tinfoil hat...enjoy.


Tammy E-TX    Posted 10-18-2002 at 07:19:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Welcome Greg glad to have you on the board! Not sure what that JoeK could be talking about...HAHA Hope you join us often!
DJ & Tammy


gregPA    Posted 10-18-2002 at 08:33:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hello, nice to talk with ya. about the critters.
where we are it's all zoned farmland, clean and green but unless you have more than 5 acres no critters. it's a little tight on cash as has been most of my life but may be able to pick up a few more acres in the future. you know how it is with the zoning laws. they always know what's better for us than we do huh? i'd rather be dodging the chestnut burrs and walnuts than the bullets in the city. the nuts don't leave as big a mark. i'll smell fresh air, cut grass, hay, corn and wheat just like it outta be. luckily the job i have allows me to get on the puter so i can listen and talk to ya's. we manufacture heat exchangers. thanks for the come back.
greg


ger    Posted 10-18-2002 at 13:11:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
hi greg an welcome , glad for your movin back , i couldn,t stand it in the city, pull up a stool an have some fun , watch out for eieio an tammy though they get me in trouble all the time. ger


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