View Full Version : any farmers here ???

05-22-2007, 05:56 PM
ive been helpin my dad bale his hay for the last 2 weeks..well the last 2 tuesdays rather..i said once i left home id never farm again,but somehow he talks me into it year after year...
anyone else been farming?????????

05-22-2007, 07:19 PM
Only when I was young and impressionable (I'm in my 50's now). Great-Grandparents (moms fathers parents kind of thing) had a working farm in Jefferson county in Oregon back in the day (50's-70's). We kids would spend summers there every so often. Picking corn, green beans and other small crop items. Manually hoeing in-ground crops (carrots, etc) was a stone bitch. I even learned how to catch, behead, boil and pluck a chicken. All of these were true life experiences for a kid who lived and grew up in the "big city" (Los Angeles). I never could figure out how Gma could cook anything let alone a full meal on a wood fired cast iron stove.

05-22-2007, 10:09 PM
I work and live on a farm... as well as go to school there... Infact I never leave the damn place.

05-23-2007, 05:50 AM
lol ricky you never seem to be able to get away from there unless its coming to class

05-23-2007, 01:24 PM
our family raises catfish in alabama 1.3 million pounds a year,tough job,u have to babysit them all summer long

05-23-2007, 01:43 PM
yes, we have 6 poultry houses, horses, and the occasional crop. I hate it when dad comes and says "I need a favor". I went and got a degree just so he wouldn't hand the farm down to me

05-23-2007, 03:25 PM
I sell chemicals and seed to farmers. :)

Revelation Z28
05-23-2007, 04:15 PM
our family raises catfish in alabama 1.3 million pounds a year,tough job,u have to babysit them all summer long

what do they say when they see the front of your camaro? :lol:

05-23-2007, 04:29 PM
lmao, yeah the camaro never comes out,i drive a 03 Z71 if ever go over there

05-24-2007, 04:31 AM
Yea it sucks driving the Z through cow shit everyday to get home...

05-24-2007, 09:20 AM
I was bailing hay all last week, we managed to get about 1500 bales off the first cutting this year. Now for the drought. My Grandparents own a 300 acre Horse Farm in Ooltewah so I help out as much as I can. Was taught to drive in a old 66 chevy flatbed farm truck hauling hay.

05-24-2007, 09:27 AM
you have to love how hard it is to keep the cars clean on a dirt road. I get so angry sometimes...I just can't drive slow enough not to get the rear dirty!

05-25-2007, 06:33 AM
I just quit my job and moved cause of my car getting dirty constantly, and its hot outside and I really don't like working in the sun... lol

05-25-2007, 02:21 PM
working in the sun in TX is different than most states also to, freakin 105 degrees and 80% humidity where we are, really sucks, i wouldnt want to do it either .... so what you gonna do while your in Tyler

05-26-2007, 01:37 AM
^^^ Sell crack...

lol, My uncle runs the Aramark division for Tyler, I'm gonna sweet talk him and see about a job with them.