Ode to the country woman

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ams3651, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    Do any of you get the Mother Earth Newsletter?

    Great article

    http://www.grit.com/Community/Country-Women-Rock.aspx?utm_medium=email&utm_source=iPost

    Part of it -

    Country women know how to use a fence stretcher and a set of jumper cables, can speak knowledgeably about livestock breeds or corn hybrids, and know their way around the three-point hitch on the tractor. They’re equally adept at using a frog knife or a pair of fencing pliers, and they always remember to close gates. They’re part animal lover, part veterinarian and part wildlife expert. Part horticulturist, part entomologist and part economist.

    If there are livestock on their place, you can bet that farm or ranch that women have, at one time or another, chased down errant cows, pigs, sheep, goats, horses or llamas on the lam. They have bottle-fed orphans and brought newborn lambs, calves or colts into the house to keep them from freezing on an icy-cold winter night. They will put out food for the barnyard cats and aren’t squeamish about retrieving field mice from traps.

    Like their urban counterparts, farm and ranch mothers are counted on to drive their children to school sporting events and doctor appointments. Even if it’s a 30-mile trip to town and there’s a foot of snow on the ground. Country mothers help their children halter-break 4-H club calves, and teach them how to ride and how to judge when the sweet corn is ready. Some have been known to take their children fishing.
     
  2. mjdtexan

    mjdtexan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2008
    Houston(ish)
    Ifin you know any single ones please have them PM me. Looking for at least one of those.

    Have 4 bedroom house on 5 acres, kids are grown, chickens are laying eggs, no truck notes, have my own tractor with implements too. [​IMG] Will have two steers at end of month or beginning of next, and she will be welcome to fish my pond and search for duck eggs. Make my own wine too.
     
  3. Up-the-Creek

    Up-the-Creek Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2008
    West Virginia
    Yep,..subscribe to Grit and Mother Earth. Love them both. [​IMG] I read that article about us "country women". Hit the nail on the head! Both mags have bunches of very good info,ideas, and recipes!
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:At first I said [​IMG]. Then I read more. Ya know, I know a few women for you!
     
  5. mjdtexan

    mjdtexan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2008
    Houston(ish)
    Quote:At first I said [​IMG]. Then I read more. Ya know, I know a few women for you!

    Do they have six toes¿ ------>[​IMG]
     
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  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:I love the painted brooder. Too bad I don't know any single wimmen folk down your way.
     

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