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What is Paradise??
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Gyp-Wy    Posted 04-24-2003 at 14:45:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
How can it get any better than this: Looked out my window and saw a Golden Eagle that had just killed a Jack Rabbit, my barn cat (B.C.) was stalking toward it and my four horses were coming toward the eagle from the other side!! The eagle abandoned it's kill and the horses and the cat investigated it for a while. Interesting that the horses would have approached so aggressively.


Ludwig    Posted 04-25-2003 at 08:58:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
For me Paradise was last February at the vintage snowmobile show when my sled ran great all day and hauled Mrs. Ludwig and I around like a champ on only 12hp. People with they're modern sleds looked at us like we were crazy, and maybe we are but we sure had a fine time. I wouldn't trade the memories of that for anything. That little sled isn't much to look at, but it sure does go good, not fast but good.


Paradise Is.....    Posted 04-25-2003 at 06:35:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
A small town on Route 30 about 6 miles east of Lancaster, PA.

Sorry, I couldn't resist. It probably was a paradise 200+ years ago when it was named, you wouldn't know it now though.

Red Dave


DeadCarp    Posted 04-24-2003 at 19:13:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I like to sit out by the boat landing and watch the sun go down and see whatever comes by. As i sat down tonite, a couple of mallards swam out a ways. Our cat Pepi was trying to stalk a teaspoon-sized bird right at the water's edge. Well about then a muskrat came swimming right to shore and started nibbling away at the weeds about a foot from the bird. Pepi just kept staring at the bird and he was right, the muskrat was pretty alert and left soon. Then our grandkitten Little One got in on Pepi's game and by the time i came in, they'd given up & were both trying to remodel a gopher mound. I had 30 years of fighting evening traffic - i'll take this anytime. I like the way that one ball player said it, "There's a time for making money, and a time for making a difference" :)



Cathy in Oregon    Posted 04-24-2003 at 17:51:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Paradise is...
I was cleaning the goat barn today and had the big door open. I looked down the hill, through the oak trees, and to the lower pasture and stood there, watching my sheep, goats, and cattle grazing peacefully on the beautiful green grass... Quite a peaceful site... and one that I would not trade for a life in the city again... NO WAY!
Kinda funny because my uncle was boasting at easter that he doesn't have to clean up after any animals. See what he is missing. And I don't need to pay any gym fees to get my work out either.


magpie    Posted 04-25-2003 at 09:36:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can identify with you concerning your uncle. For me paridise is also watching animals graze. I love early mormings out on the back porch with a cup of coffee with real cream. I know an older retired fellow, grew up on a farm couldn't wait to get away, worked all his life in the city, now spends his time sitting smoking and reading magazines. What works for some, don't work for others. (BTW) I didn't know they had oak trees in Oregon.


Cathy in Oregon    Posted 04-25-2003 at 15:28:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We have lots of oak up here on the hill. Though not as much as we used to. We even have an oak that is by a rock wall on the east side of the farm. Just right out of a Robert Frost poem. For years I have planned on building a cabin there... but one day I realized that if I do that then I would change that area...... forever....


magpie    Posted 04-25-2003 at 21:20:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Are you from western part of Oregon? Been though there a couple times, long time ago, as I have some kin out on the coast. I worked in the Burns area of Oregon back in the 60's when I was young and foolish, so saw some of the eastern part. I thought Oregon was a real pretty state.


Jimbob    Posted 04-24-2003 at 17:56:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
The large buildings, asphalt parking lots & concrete streets cover up gods real beauty- the country & country life. I ran away from the city almost 30 years ago.


Yankee    Posted 04-24-2003 at 19:57:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
We left the east coast rat race 6 yrs ago.Oklahoma was our answer.I have 3 acres which is enough for me.I have cats and dogs,no live stock and peace and quiet.Nobody around me for a ways and love to relax after work on the front porch and have the coyotes howl,see the hawks fly overhead and watch the sun set on another day.Amen.Nothing better.Good for the soul.


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