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Blue Duck    Posted 07-13-2003 at 06:04:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
I dont ask this to be gettin into all ya'lls private business, but Im just curios (as Im new to this wonderfull site) WHO ARE YOU???

Please share your age, family size, do you really live in rural America, what "genreal location" of what state you live in...(I dont mean the state of comfusion either)

Dont wory, I wont try to pay you a visit unles invited

I'll Start...
I am 35, have a wife and six children, live 22 miles from larger populated town, (the nearset small town has a pop of 75)I am a Cerified Executive Chef and live in North Cenral Missouri.
I was in both the Army and the Navy.

Annie in KY    Posted 07-14-2003 at 09:03:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi BD,
I'm 38, married to a retired Navy man (guess that makes me retired-Navy too, since I stayed with him carrying my suitcase to every new port for 21 years). We live in KY. in a small log home on a 10 acres in the woods. One 19 yoa son who is now in the Navy himself. 2 horses, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 33 chickens. Hubby is now a welding inspector (NDE) and I will be looking for a new job at months end (layoff or vacation... all in how you look at it)

Greg    Posted 07-13-2003 at 20:47:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am new as well to this site. I like it. Good folks.
Our family is only three total. Myself 40, wife 39, daughter 11.
We live in Colorado and the east slope about 40 miles from denver. we live on four acres and are raising goats as a hobby. would like to start a dairy some day.
The area we live in was very rual up until about four years ago. The city is getting close. All around us were corn and wheat fields and some are being built up.
Town is only about 10 miles away now with all the new building. Bummer.


KellyGa    Posted 07-13-2003 at 20:47:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am born and bred here in the south, Georgia to be specific. I have one daughter who is 8, and a wonderful 6' 4" strapping man for a husband, I am 35, he is 36. WE long for the great wide open spaces, we are getting there, in our mind and heart we are already there, 2 more years and we are moving out to get ourown piece of land, not some little piece of city neighborhood. We have a border collie, she is 3, her name is Tip, we have 7 finches, a 10 year old Iguana, The finches are Shaggy and Maggie, they had 5 babies, had a hite one come out of the batch, hername is cocoa, haven't named the others. Have two 14 year old cats, Schillochi, and Kitten. Have a mouse named Blacky. Used to have frogs and fish, got out of that. Fish are a lot of trouble. I stay at home and kep the place and the family up, and Ian goes off to Mead Packaging and fixes things that need fixing. I could ramble on and on, but thats a rundown of me! Glad to meet ya!

markct    Posted 07-13-2003 at 20:17:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
i live in northwest connecticut, 20 years old, work as a machinist, and hobby farm part time, mostly haying

Clod    Posted 07-13-2003 at 20:26:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
MarkCt.Machinist? Good trade to know!

Lenore SE Texas    Posted 07-13-2003 at 19:46:08       [Reply]  [No Email]

Lazy Al    Posted 07-13-2003 at 19:02:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Blue Duck
Ifn ya put your left hand on the table . We live about at the tip of your little finger in
Michigan . Worked my forty some odd years and now I do just as my wife wants Grin . Have Three Kids and Three step Kids all out on their own , Have 80 acres that we farm at
and raise a few steers ,horses and some chickens just for eggs . For crops hay ,oats
buckwheat and once in whiie I put in some wheat .
Been remodling an old two story farm house we moved here from twenty miles away a few years back .Always something to do so the days are full
gonna start building a round pen corral this week
out of some sucker rod out of an oil well
and in the morning the wife ,a brother and his wife and I are going to look at a home made band saw that cuts logs into boards .hopefully can get one of those made this year . A friend of our made it and has plans and a meterial list . so
I'm taking my digtial camera and taking pictures
Have 15 acres of woods pine and maple so have lots of raw material

Juliana    Posted 07-13-2003 at 16:14:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Blue and welcome. My daughter and I live in eastern Tn, just got into the country thing. Just have a few chickens and a small garden this first year. Ex Navy here too.

cowgirlj    Posted 07-13-2003 at 14:40:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey Blue Duck. Welcome to the Kountry.
My husband Cody and I have 40 acres in Colorado. SE of Denver.We are newly weds, and are just starting our hobby farm. I have three grown boys, 19, 24, & 25, a new baby grand daughter, a recently aquired 16 yr old step son, and 19 yr old step daughter.
Cody is in the AF Reserves, and did some Army time. I hail from British Columbia, Canada. We are horsey people, but somehow we ended up with 5 dogs, 21 chickens, 6 turkeys, a goat, a mini donkey and two geese along the way.

Ron,Ar    Posted 07-13-2003 at 14:35:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm 53, live in central Arkansas,Texas born,4 years in US Navy. Married 30 yrs,raised 4 kids, buried one,raising grandson, done everything from roughneck in oilfield to preaching the Gospel. Life Is Good!!! (sometimes)

Blue Duck    Posted 07-13-2003 at 16:38:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Im studying for the ministry as well.

Randy    Posted 07-13-2003 at 13:35:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Live in northwest CT. 45 years old, married for 2 years July 23rd, 2 dogs, boxer and bullmastiff. I own a landscaping business. Our town has about 1400 people.
Going to look for a house and acreage in upstate NY starting next week. Will be a place to retire to.

Corey    Posted 07-13-2003 at 12:09:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi! My name is Corey, wife Donna, boys Codey and Joe. We live 3 miles outside of a town of about 700 people about 35 or 40 miles east of Oklahoma City. I work on radiators (automotive) and do a little mechanic work and also write a small Christian newsletter geared towards pastors and church leaders. I also have three older kids that are out of the house, one girl that is in the Navy. Welcome.

Blue Duck    Posted 07-13-2003 at 16:40:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Praise God! How can I get your news letter?

Pigster    Posted 07-13-2003 at 09:33:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
52(ISH!!!!!) Stay at home dad with two boys 10 and 13. Southeastern wisconsin - live on 5 acres with a few sheep(had geese and chickens til we got the german shorthair), an occasional garden, and an old farmhouse thats been "being remodeled" for about the last 10-15 years. (I want "Life is the First Thing He Finished" on my tombstone!)

Current projects are making jelly(black raspberry, mulberry, and mint - all gathered, not grown)and getting the boat ready for a trip to our place in Oneida County(northern Wisconsin)which we don't get to often enuf but which my heart and soul never leaves. I lived there for 4 years without electricity or running water(2 of the worst and two of the best years of my life - but that's another story)

Jimbob    Posted 07-13-2003 at 12:21:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
No electricity, no running water. That makes me about a city whimp living high on a country hog. WI winters are no fun either- lived in Delafield, WI.

Pigster    Posted 07-13-2003 at 13:38:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Learned a lot then. About people, myself, and propane.

One of the more interesting was that when the LP stops flowing you can check the accuracy of your thermometer cause it's just about -55. Time to move a cylinder into the house(not good) or light a charcoal fire around your tank(not real good either). I think something that seperates us as country folk is the realization that do-do happens and not everything that happens can be traced back and a responsible party made to pay for it or be made to fix it(ya end up being POed at God a lot that way). Some days the fish bite and sometimes they don't but overall life's the best thing we've been given to work with.

(off philosophical soapbox now) We used to keep the car battery in the oven set real low overnight too!!

Ron/PA    Posted 07-13-2003 at 09:32:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi BlueDuck, Iffen ya don't rent pigs, can ya PLEEEZE translate the latin off of that sign??
My wife Donna and I live on the family farm, we bought 35 acres that are split from the homestead by a stream. We raise Steers, Hogs, Corn, and Hay. I also drive truck overnight to NYC, hauling bottled spring water, (yep, farming and truck driving, that makes me a 2 time loser)
We are located in central PA, and have become experts at farming in this area,,,,, Kick a rock, drop a seed,,,,, Kick a rock drop a seed,,,,LOL

Blue Duck    Posted 07-13-2003 at 16:44:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
"Its just sorta a motto"

Matt    Posted 07-13-2003 at 09:22:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm 21 live in southington, ct went to school in upstate ny got my associates degree in agronomy and now just waiting to find a job in my major currently working in a grocery warehouse. still live at home with my mother and my brother, father died in '99 and i race lawnmowers at my grandfathers farm at a family picnic haven't been 4th place every year we have run the race, my machine craftman 12hp 4spd will top out at about 35-40mph but i got to work on the handling and should probably put brakes on it.

Blue Duck    Posted 07-13-2003 at 16:46:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
I guess brakes would be a good thing...'specially ifn ya want to STOP.

jimbob    Posted 07-13-2003 at 08:35:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Family of six total, two children are finished with college & married. I own a mini-farm in Northern, lower MI. I now work for myself at age of 53. Health is like back when I was in my mid to late 30s'. I hope it holds up well.

ret    Posted 07-13-2003 at 08:23:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ia. born, lived there 38 years know what it is like to have nothing. Moved to bay area of Ca, and lived there 30 years. Meantime, had a daughter split up from my wife raised her alone. Rebuilt Wrecked cars almost all my life,retired in 92 with 24 years in the IAM. Moved to Va. in 99. Know a lot about a few things, little about a lot of things. Live in a rural area that is slowly being citified. Found out I didn't know anything about rural life, well, septic,fowls, and grading. Thankfully I made a good friend down the road who is an expert in what I lack. Daughter lives on her 5 acres I got mine next to it.Got two grandkids under three that keep me going.Had some surgery that has slowed me down I think for good, but love it out away from the crowd. Daughter showed N. Elkhounds as a hobby, I still have two of them Forum has been real helpful ,O yes, the keets got here last week, all healthy . Ought to be another learning experience
still have not got a pic to come up for me

Dave Smith    Posted 07-13-2003 at 06:51:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi Blue Duck, (Sounds American indian) Here is a link to my page that needs updating.
I have 4 daughters, 1 step daughter, 2 step sons, 5 grandsons, 1 grand daughter and 1 great grand son.
IM miserable and Nasty, Thats my natural disposition and im proud of it. Everyone else is to but they lie.
You young people work more overtime. Pay more Social Security and tell the Govt I need a raise.

Clod    Posted 07-13-2003 at 08:14:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
From Dave Smith site> My Interests
I keep myself busy in my shop working on whatever I feel like working on. I have built a kit car, restored or remodeled several boats. I have just finished restoring a 1948 Ford 8N tractor. My next project will be a 1937 Ford Doodle Bug.
When I learn how to do it I will post a photo of my tractor. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Dave,You need to look online for things you can build with weed eater motors.You can find many thrown away with most often the wost wrong with them is the carb needs overhauled.

Cindi    Posted 07-13-2003 at 06:38:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am 43, have a husband and three children, live 30 miles from largest populated town, (the nearest small town has a pop of ?)I am a cerified lunatic and live in West Central Florida.
I was never in the service.

I love your handle, reminds me of one of my fav movies...Lonesome Dove....when Robert Duvall says "Lori darlin' " just kills me.

Nice to meet you Blue Duck. I look forward to seeing that name a lot (I hope) Makes me think of Texas.

Blue Duck    Posted 07-13-2003 at 06:51:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
"...we dont rent pigs...but any man that would rent a pig is not a man to be reconed with."

Ron,Ar    Posted 07-13-2003 at 10:53:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
that old woman may have taught ya how to fly but she evidently teach ya how to land.
We know a "few" of the lines here also.

Blue Duck    Posted 07-13-2003 at 16:50:46       [Reply]  [No Email]

Cindi    Posted 07-13-2003 at 06:58:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like words to live by!

What a guy. His latin was a little shaky, but what the heck. I think I'll put that one in the VCR while I clean my room later. Thanks for the reminder. : )

Salmoneye    Posted 07-13-2003 at 06:34:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lets see...Army and Navy both and you have 6 kids...

You really are a glutton for punishment, aint ya?


I am 40, live with the Wife and The Girl about 10 miles south of Burlington, Vermont...

Ask Les...I'm a towny...


Cindi    Posted 07-13-2003 at 06:39:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ha ha! I beat you salmoneye :p

Clod    Posted 07-13-2003 at 07:03:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
How you? I past fifty awhile back but didnt really want to.I was born in a small farming town not far from here in Baytown Tx where I am now.Between Beaumont and Houston.Lived in East Louisiana in highschool and worked there a lot offshore.But moved a lot back and forth Texas/Louisiana.joined the army ,volunteered to go to Asia to exchange ordinace with the commies,then came home to maove around the country seeking my fortune.went back to Aisia for a short time,then went looking around for my fortune as i have been single all my life and free to do as I please.But no matter where I go I have always came back to Texas because I fit in here the best.When I was young ,I did know what I wanted to do for sure,So I tried to do everything I could find to do.I could have spent thirty years locked behind a big fence in a refinery here for ten or twelve hours a day like many have.But I wandered around.Im glad I did. Met some rich and powerful friends along the way ..some who had nothing too.But it was a lot of fun.,,And mysery at times,,

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