Farm Life  

rm_farm_girl84 34F
1135 posts
2/8/2006 4:36 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Farm Life

So, I couldn't let Cowboy_Deluxe be the only one talking about this sort of life style.

I grew up on a small farm/ranch. My dad still owns it and when I do get the time off, I still go back home to help out. Right now, I'm in my last year of college, so I'm hoping some day I'll be able to own my own ranch or take over for my dad when he feels the need to retire.

What I miss most, is working with the cattle and have the opportunity to go horseback riding every day. Here in the city, I can't keep my horse in the yard. I think my landlady would be a little ticked off at me. But I do get to go home in March, to help with calving season for a week, and then go back in May to help with the branding, plus help other area ranchers with their brandings. Most of the time, we wrestle the calves instead of using a chute.

Growing up, I did a little bit of barrel racing, but was more interested in riding broncs. I always thought barrel racing was a waste of a good horse (that is my opinion; you don't have to like it).

Rodeo is still my favorite sport and I do know a lot of people that I go watch in the different events. I stopped rodeoing my junior year in high school when I had a horse accident, that put a lot of stress on my lower back, hips and pelvic bone. I still ride a lot, just not to the extreme of what I use too, because my chiropractor frowns upon it.

Being here in the city makes it hard, out in the country you don’t hear all these city noises, it’s just the wildlife. Just imagine stepping out onto your back porch and seeing 30-40 head of white-tail deer. I miss that. I know for me, the country life is perfect. It’s full of hard work and dedication, but it pays off in the end, to see the beauty of the country.

herringje 41M

2/8/2006 6:07 pm

farm girl84 that si so very true it also is so hard to get the wild used to living in the city thats why i don't isn't the country life great don't worry you can live in the city but you can't take the country out of you'r blood

liketoworkonyou 39M

2/9/2006 9:58 am

Don't ever forget where you came from it makes you who you are and I have been lucky enough to get to know you a little over the past weeks so I can say with confidence that you are a truly beautiful person. I can only hope our conversations will continue. Jump ya later!

Cowboy_Deluxe 39M

2/9/2006 7:15 pm

The country gives everyone a different view a different longing a different feeling. I just so like that you are such a Tom Boy.. I would love to see you wrestle a calf.. Anyways, I won't add much I can't be the only one talking about country life now!


timberwolf6972 45M

2/9/2006 8:12 pm

I am a country boy myself but I live in the city now. I might back someday wanna join me? {=}

rm_Kissmystuff 62F
1435 posts
2/10/2006 8:37 am

I've been a city girl all my life...but did have opportunity to visit a farm maybe once a year for a while. I loved it.

There was also a period of time...I lived in a place that was close enough to the outskirts of the had the chance to ride horses. There was a German care taker who let me help care for the 3 horses.

No cattle was mostly have experience picking and helping to prepare them. I did have a pet duck and chicken though.

I've dreamed of having a small farm...or at least a large in my childhood. I think there'd be a lot less stress in my life.



elysianpleasure 48M

2/10/2006 8:39 am

I grew up in the city... but had an uncle with a small ranch. Some of the fondest memories of my life were on that farm. I have always dreamed of owning a small farm one day... but the city life is hard to leave. I hope you find your way home if that is where you want to be.

SlungSpeltDrugs 58M
82 posts
2/11/2006 9:02 am

Originally I grew up in South Dakota. My mothers family were ranchers around the Mobridge area. I have since ended up in Omaha. I miss my home state and wish to sometime return. There is something about the wide open spaces that leaves a feeling inside you that never goes away. Thankyou for reminding me of that.

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