Country Living
Country Living, Country Skills
Country People - A Country Living Resource and Community
Message Board
Country Topics
Trading Post
Memory Lane
Country Skills
Country Cooking

The Kitchen

Photo Gallery
Vintage Photos
Special Collections

Country Humor
Country Sounds
Coloring Book
Interactive Story

Farm Tractors
Tractor Parts
Tractor Manuals

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.

Sandra and her Country Property
[Return to Topics]

Doc    Posted 07-27-2001 at 01:00:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
O Boy!! Look at the posts below to Sandra's question... most are great.
Others state..."We run folks like that off around here." My question is "JUST WHERE DO YOU RUN THEM OFF TO?" Would this be a threat?
"Hook the honey wagon up." Is this a threat also?
"Too many people move to the country to get away from it all." And the list goes on...Read the posts below...
Who says that city folks have to stay in one place? Who says that farm folks have to stay in one place?
What city folks must know before moving to the farm...what about the things that farm folks should know before moving to the city?
One ask Sandra,"Will you post it (your land) against hunting, fishing, and hiking?"
It will be Sandra's land so she can do with it whatever she wants.
Farmers as well as city folks say what can an can not be permitted on their land. You would not allow hunting on your land if you owned cattle even if your next door neighbor had hunted the land for 100 years. No, nor would you allow hiking, (got a bull that will kill or hurt someone and you be responsible?)
One stated that "You have pushed the wrong what? All of us are just trying to get along in this world as best we can. There are many more coming from the farm to the city than from the city to the farm but who cares? We in the city do not have a list of #1. Join the American Legion. #2. Join the Baptist Church. #3. Join Grange whatever that is. Join the Fire Department like as listed below. Why should you tell me what I should join if I move to the farm?
My promise to you is that I will not tell you what to join when you move to the city if you will not tell me what to join when I move to the farm.
Think maybe this might be one of the things they said to fight for when I was drafted into the U.S. Army.
I do not think that the several posts below that I mentioned are justified.
Sure, I am a "City People" and proud of it but I also own a farm and am proud of that also and I thank the many that have answered my questions about the farm.
I am saddened for some of the posts in Sandra's query. As F14 said, you have pushed the wrong button. Best Regards and God Bless us all. Doc

biteme    Posted 07-27-2001 at 12:08:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Like anybody cares, My two biggest pet peeves.

1) when someone tells me my opinion is wrong.
example: Are you crazy, deer hunting is no where close to as much fun as duck hunting.

2) unwanted suggestions:
example: I would have put that outhouse closer to the cabin.


Mudcat49    Posted 07-27-2001 at 09:52:59       [Reply]  [No Email]

rhudson    Posted 07-27-2001 at 08:42:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi Doc, i'm asking this not to be sinical, but because with my experience, i cannot possibly know the answer. what do you have to be proud of by living in the city?

Dan G/Soganofla    Posted 07-27-2001 at 11:05:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Why would you not be proud of where you live, be it city, or country, if that's where you choose to live? All of us have different priorities in our lives, and some folks choose to live in the city/country in order to conveniently discharge those priorities. I see no reason for country people and city people to be at odds because of these differences.
I do understand why some country people resent city folks moving into their territory, but, I'm afraid, they will just have to get used to it. It will be easier on everybody if the city people will avoid trying to turn country into city, and if the country people will be a little more tolerant of them. I don't really expect that to happen, though.
What I DON'T understand is; Why would you dislike someone just because they don't live exactly like you do???

F14    Posted 07-27-2001 at 03:25:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Appreciate your input, Doc. Just a couple of notes: If you'll re-read my post, you'll notice I didn't say anything about what you could do with your land, I said (in effect) "Don't give me a hard time about what I'm already doing on my land when you choose to move in next door."

Secondly, I didn't say you HAD to join any organization, I suggested it as a way to get to know the folks in the area, and let them get to know you while doing your newly adopted community a service.

I, too, will defend to the death a man's (I guess I should say "person's", wouldn't want to offend anyone) right to do as he pleases on his own land (as long as it doesn't pose a health threat to innocent bystanders) but as someone once said "Your right to swing your fist ends where my nose begins."

Finally, about buttons getting pushed: What do you think the American Revolution was all about? Freedom of Speech includes the right to sound off when somebody does or says something that ticks you off. It'd be a pretty boring existence if everyone thought the same way on every subject, and you and everyone else have the inalienable right (if not responsibility) to form your own opinion, and the freedom to express it.

Of course, it's usually more effective if we can keep it civil while disagreeing.

Again, I personally appreciate your input.

[Return to Topics]

[Home] [Search]

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