Growing up on a farm

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by dichotomymom, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Curious as to how many of you grew up rurally, rurally on a farm or in town? I grew up on a crop production farm with sheep.
     
  2. FarmerChick

    FarmerChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 120 acre working farm now with all animals in production and hay fields and crop fields.

    Nope. I was raised in a NJ neighborhood. My parents don't like animals..LOL...I am the black sheep of the family. Everyone else is in the city type situation, I am in the country!!!
     
  3. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's so great that you adopted a completely different lifestyle:) There's the saying"how can you keep 'em down on the farm when they've seen gay Paris" Well, I moved to Atlanta right after highschool, saw it's "charms" and came running back to Indiana, lol.
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I was raised on a farm and married a farmer.....it's all I've ever known. Wouldn't trade it either!
     
  5. FarmerChick

    FarmerChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think it is good we all experience other situations, other types of living along the way. For me I love animals---horses are what pushed me into wanting land. Farming came after the horse hobby! [​IMG]

    The more ways we live, then we find out truly the way we really want to live our lifestyles.
     
  6. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was born and raised in the city but truly grew up when the family and I bought our farm. When I was younger we would visit grandma and grandpa's farm in WV. I couldn't stand the smells and didn't understand how someone could live like this. Now that we have our own farm with chickens and pigs and trying to keep cattle it has changed my way of thinking. According to my husband the city comes out in me once in a while. But I wouldn't change my lifestyle now for anything! I am the city girl and hubby's was born and raised a country boy.
     
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  7. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Utah
    I grew up in a very rural area, but not on a farm. Now live in the city with my DH (who was a city kid), I'd give anything to go back to a rural lifestyle.
     
  8. bethinoklahoma

    bethinoklahoma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Born and raised in California in the city... Husband and I moved to Oklahoma with the kids 3 years ago.
    We have 13 acres 2 horse, 2 labs, alpaca, and too many chickens... My home is a country charmer in my
    eyes and I LOVE IT. Wouldn't trade it unless I got all of this and an ocean view....
     
  9. bethinoklahoma

    bethinoklahoma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I bet your rode in life will take you yet somewhere different...
     
  10. blueskylen

    blueskylen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was raised on a dairy farm in WV - we milked 40 head of cattle twice a day, and had about 60 total head. It was a hard life as there was no day off and no vacations that I can remember. I wasn't crazy about it at the time, as we all worked very hard and my folks did not make a lot of money at it, but it was a very good life. A good family life made light of the work. it made us kids know how to work, not complain, and we still look back on it fondly and have good memories.

    I still live on a part of the farm, but only have a dozen chickens - no other farm animals.
     

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