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Pete    Posted 12-04-2003 at 08:41:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi
I hope that you all won't mind me joining in here.
I am an English farmer growing 1000 acres of wheat and other combinable crops so I take an interest in all things country. I like this site as over here we have nothing like it. It is getting so that if you don't live in a town or city or work in an office you are some kind of freak!!!! There was a survey done at an inner city school and when asked where eggs came from the answer given was "Tesco's" ( Our biggest supermarket chain). Can you believe that?
Anyway I will stop before I bore you all to death
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Keep up the excellent site Y'all LOL
Cheers
Pete


ret    Posted 12-04-2003 at 16:09:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Greetings Pete, love that country over there. Where are you at? I am familar with a lot of England. Bet it is getting cold now. Take care and toodle oo
REt


toolman    Posted 12-04-2003 at 15:13:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
howdy pete , welcome from southeaster british columbia canada some of your countrymen are my neighbours(never a dull moment)lol, pull up a stool and enjoy.


Okie-Dokie    Posted 12-04-2003 at 14:28:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hello Pete! Welcome aboard! I don't post here much either, mostly because by the time I get home, every question posted has more or less been answered better than I could have anyhow. I am very interested in how folks from other countries manage farming. So, step right up and make your self comfortable. This is a good bunch of folks with a good attitude towards farm life.


~Lenore    Posted 12-04-2003 at 11:04:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Howdy and welcome from Texas.
I dont farm but I am a country girl at heart.
Tell us about your English farm life,
we'd love to hear it.
~Lenore


Red Dave    Posted 12-04-2003 at 10:26:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Pete! I'm mostly a lurker, occasional poster. Come on in and tell us stories from across the pond. I doubt they will be boring to us.


Gene SC    Posted 12-04-2003 at 09:24:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Welcome, I'm 'sorta new myself, but you'll
find a bunch of GREAT guy's & Gals here.


Ron/PA    Posted 12-04-2003 at 09:21:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Pete, you think you may bore us with your farming exploits from across the pond? I think you better pump up your 'puter and join in.
I just think you had better take up a postal address here, and make this your home.
My wife and I live in central Pennsylvania, we along with my brother, his wife, and their daughter and her husband, farm 200 acres of our own farm, and lease another 200 or so acres.
Enough about us. Please feel welcome here, and don't bother to remove your high topped boots, as even indoors you may need them from time to time.
Later
Ron


Pete    Posted 12-04-2003 at 09:27:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi again.
Thanks all for the welcome.As for the boots Ron! I don't very often take them off but they do rub me raw under the armpits. Ouch!!!!!! Also the Missis complains about the state of the sheets.
Ta ta, toodle pip ect LOL
Pete


Doc    Posted 12-04-2003 at 14:25:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
AAAAAh-Haaaaa

You type with an accent too! lol

Welcome to Cyber Kountry


deadcarp    Posted 12-04-2003 at 13:14:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
i think i'm caught up on toodle do - so long as it's different from nudge nudge, wink wink :)
btw, do they end words with "y" to denote admiration there? they do in australia. i told them if you used terms like "truckie" or "bikie" here, you might get punched! and over there they let people set up communist book stands right on the street. over here, a biker would pull up, sprinkle lighter fluid all over the books, light the whole mess and drive away, no spectators would see a thing! well sorta - so much for equality, freedom of speech and tolerance huh? we're all bigots about something :)


Pete    Posted 12-04-2003 at 14:47:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We use the er thingy as you do ie trucker apart from that it doesn't matter what your called as long as it's not late for your dinner LOL
we are pretty laid back in the country not like the steriotype of a typical English person. We have even from time to time been known to break into a smile LOL. Mind you today it's difficult to raise even a grimmace as it is cold, damp and miserable. Never mind I have gas heated long johns to keep me warm.
Have a good day as Y'all say.
Pete


Calo    Posted 12-04-2003 at 15:09:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello Pete:
Im another new kid on the block to this room. Just read your writings. I'm a born and bred Norfolk, English gal, or Norfolk dumpling as you would say, now living in the States. I hope your long johns are keeping you warm - we are having cold, frosty mornings here. I love the country life and sure do miss the green fields of England. Keep a smile and Hi to you all ...Calo :)


toolman    Posted 12-04-2003 at 15:18:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
hi calo, and welcome , i was especially interested in those gas fired longjohns can ya only get them over there lol, i live in the so -called great white north ,Canada,again welcome and have fun.


Pete    Posted 12-04-2003 at 15:38:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi Calo.
I can arrange a fitting for Longjohns if you get here to visit lol
I use WD40 on all the hatches No rubbish here
Pete


Ron/PA    Posted 12-04-2003 at 10:17:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Having spent too much of my life managing commercial egg production farms, I know EXACTLY where eggs come from!! However I'm still amazed at the number of people that want to cut down trees, when the local home improvement stores grow 2X6's right on the top of a flat bed trailer and they are even wrapped in plastic!
Later
Ron


kraig WY    Posted 12-04-2003 at 09:19:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Let me be the first to welcome you. I thinke it would be nice to have an English prospective. Jump right in.


dig    Posted 12-04-2003 at 09:15:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Pull up a chair and jump on in.

We know what you mean about the eggs. Everyone knows that food comes from trucks all shiny and shrinkwrapped. Farms are for old people to live out their days in harmony with the seasons.


Grove r    Posted 12-04-2003 at 09:49:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Come on in an' set a spell, Pete, always welcome new faces....well....new fingers....maybe....?? I live in west central Alberta, Canada....farm two quarter sections, and rent two more.....have just entered into forced retirement from the "work force", [off farm], [medical]...raise Black Angus cattle, and five kids, all married, but still trying to raise them......'bout like some on this forum......ya gotta give em direction once in awhile......hee hee.....[do like that....] Feel like I personaly know some of the people here....even talk on the phone by times to some. If them boots is a chaffin' yer armpits...best be puttin' some inner soles in em...try ta git off the bottom, a little.....far as the towel in the bathroom gettin' dirty.....I always figure it's a damn poor towel that won't take half....What part of the "Island" are you from.....some of my people came from around Coventry.....the rest are from Norway. Have a gooder, R.E.L. [the other Ron]


toolman    Posted 12-04-2003 at 15:21:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
insole s ya say huh thats all ya need s to fix sore arm pits huh and all this time i been usin used motor oil no wonder i was sick fer so long ,go figger


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