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Old 10-08-2011, 06:38 PM
 
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Indeed they are doing just that. Can't have those kids in farm families growing up with actual responsibilities and learning skills alongside of their parents. That might keep them on the farms. Every good central planner would rather have kids on the streets, in gangs, and killed in drive by shootings than on the family farm learning productive skills and family values.
Dat true.
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Old 10-08-2011, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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Sure did...Cindi can gut a deer as fast has anyone.

She has killed deer with a cross-bow and a rifle.
My God, you have made that child hunt and kill? When the people in DC decide that we eat what they let us eat or find our own she will be able to provide for her family.

Does the kid hate you for letting her become a huntress? I bet not.
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Old 10-08-2011, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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I drove a combine and tractor by age 10. If I hadn't it would have cost our family farm a lot of money and time getting things done. Being the only male child I inherited a lot of the things my Dad and Grandfather were tasked with.
My oldest son stayed with his grandparents every summer from his first till his 17th and ran a combine at age 11 and the rest of those years. They ran pretty old equipment so they could make more money and those things were very expensive in the 1990s. He decided to become a farm equipment technician and his uncle has nobody else to take over the farm and is 60 now so my son plans to take over that farm someday soon. He is sure he can do pretty well working as a machinery technician on the side so even though he didn't get to live on a farm he will be doing what he has always wanted to do.
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:52 PM
 
Location: My little patch of Earth
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Interesting replies.

The conservative work ethic shows!

I'm very proud to be acquainted with ya'll!
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:56 PM
 
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My God, you have made that child hunt and kill? When the people in DC decide that we eat what they let us eat or find our own she will be able to provide for her family.

Does the kid hate you for letting her become a huntress? I bet not.
No....she is just worried about getting a Newberry area tag to hunt bear next year.
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:58 PM
 
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My oldest son stayed with his grandparents every summer from his first till his 17th and ran a combine at age 11 and the rest of those years. They ran pretty old equipment so they could make more money and those things were very expensive in the 1990s. He decided to become a farm equipment technician and his uncle has nobody else to take over the farm and is 60 now so my son plans to take over that farm someday soon. He is sure he can do pretty well working as a machinery technician on the side so even though he didn't get to live on a farm he will be doing what he has always wanted to do.
There is good money in that.
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:03 PM
 
Location: mancos
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Heck we are having cattle drives now bringing them to winter pasture from the mountains the kids are great riders and are from differant ranches all helping each other in turn. these idiots have no clue how rural folks make their food and yet think they are smart enough to tell them how to do it. so what you gonna do when there is nothing for your voters to spend their food stamps on. idiots
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Amish and Mennonites believe it is how the children will learn farming. besides when the illegals are gone the middle class and their families will be working in the fields
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:21 PM
 
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My oldest son stayed with his grandparents every summer from his first till his 17th and ran a combine at age 11 and the rest of those years. They ran pretty old equipment so they could make more money and those things were very expensive in the 1990s. He decided to become a farm equipment technician and his uncle has nobody else to take over the farm and is 60 now so my son plans to take over that farm someday soon. He is sure he can do pretty well working as a machinery technician on the side so even though he didn't get to live on a farm he will be doing what he has always wanted to do.
What a wonderful opportunity for your son . It's really hard for young people to get into farming without help. I'm so glad it sounds like it's going to work out for him.
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:21 PM
 
Location: mancos
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[quote=Boompa;21207633]Amish and Mennonites believe it is how the children will learn farming. besides when the illegals are gone the middle class and their families will be working in the
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