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Old 12-01-2007, 02:37 PM
 
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Hi everyone,

I was wondering if you have any advice for a New York couple who is moving to Wright County. We have bought some land, and would like to learn how to be cattle farmers. (Need something to make the locals laugh) The land is so beautiful, it is truly uplifting and inspirational. We will be moving north of Mansfield. Thanks for any information or advice you would like to share.
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Old 12-01-2007, 02:57 PM
 
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From what I understand Wright County is very rural with some Amish people living there? There is not much at all in terms of non-farm employment based on the population. However, Marshfield and Springfield is not too far of a drive off to the west.
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:32 PM
 
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Thanks Plains10. We will both definitely be looking for work in Springfield. Does anyone know how to train dogs to be mellow around cows? I have two big mutts, their mom was a Great Pyr, dad was possibly a german shepard. I don't know how they are going to react to the next door neighbor's cows.
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:17 PM
 
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ODG...you remind me of me. They won't appreciate your heart, your courage.

Please stay in touch? Let us know how you do...
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Old 12-07-2007, 02:54 PM
 
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Hi Lake Junkie,

My husband and I are looking at the move to Missouri as a new adventure. We have seen our area of New York boom. There is good and bad to everything. We now have great shopping here, which is good, the salaries are up, which is good, the property values are up, which is good, but the taxes are up more than the salaries, which is a real negative, and the traffic is up, which is a real negative. It's hard to know if the attitude of some of the people here is changed, and less friendly, or if it is just the way life is changing everywhere. It may also have to do with age...I made most of my neighborhood friends when my kids were little. Many of the old timers from my neighborhood have moved away. So even when you stay somewhere, the place changes around you!!!!

Of course, moving is going to be a major adjustment, but you know, when it just "feels right" you need to follow your instincts. If it doesn't work, we can always try somewhere else! How did you make the decision to move to Missouri? How about anyone else out there? Take Care All.
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Old 12-07-2007, 08:15 PM
 
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Red face You still sound like me.

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How did you make the decision to move to Missouri?
Once we decided to leave CA, we just considered different states...Idaho, Colorado, Texas...my dad's best friend was originally from Springfield, MO and had talked about what it was like. We didn't want an area that didn't have a nice long summer...you have to be able to grow tomatoes, you know? We had lived at Lake Tahoe so didn't mind cold and a little snow. And the economy here looked pretty stable. Real estate prices, you know.

Some of the family agreed that we wouldn't move without each other, so we all flew out to check it out and just loved the area...4 moving vans left CA the next spring.

You do sound like me...I've moved to 5 different areas since I left CA! Finally found the place I figure I'll stay forever.
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Old 12-08-2007, 07:36 AM
 
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Gotta think about the tomatoes.

Tambre, don't forget that Lebanon (pronounced "leb-in-in") that's just the next county to the north for possible employment.
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:41 AM
 
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Hi everyone,

I was wondering if you have any advice for a New York couple who is moving to Wright County. We have bought some land, and would like to learn how to be cattle farmers. (Need something to make the locals laugh) The land is so beautiful, it is truly uplifting and inspirational. We will be moving north of Mansfield. Thanks for any information or advice you would like to share.
Hi, Tambre! We are land owners, Wright County, leaving CA soon. Don't let the junkie discourage you. There is a great deal of info online, i.e. Mountain Grove Chamber of Commerce, there is West Plains, and for "big" city needs like culture, shopping, noise withdrawals, there is St. Louis, Mo, K.C., MO too. A bit of a drive, but we drive about four hours to L.A. when necessary. Adapting to CA was not easy for me, and returning to the midwest will take some time I am sure. Just be cautious with some of the folks there who seem to play the dummer than dirt game. They'll get into your bank account so fast! Easy does it, you'll be fine! Best of luck to you!
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Old 12-08-2007, 01:21 PM
 
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Once we decided to leave CA, we just considered different states...Idaho, Colorado, Texas...my dad's best friend was originally from Springfield, MO and had talked about what it was like. We didn't want an area that didn't have a nice long summer...you have to be able to grow tomatoes, you know? We had lived at Lake Tahoe so didn't mind cold and a little snow. And the economy here looked pretty stable. Real estate prices, you know.

Some of the family agreed that we wouldn't move without each other, so we all flew out to check it out and just loved the area...4 moving vans left CA the next spring.

You do sound like me...I've moved to 5 different areas since I left CA! Finally found the place I figure I'll stay forever.
How did you ever convince your family members to go in the same direction? Mine don't even want to eat the same thing for dinner! I'm truly happy for you that you have finally found a place to call "home".
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Old 12-08-2007, 01:32 PM
 
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[quote=herewe2go2mo;2201339]Hi, Tambre! We are land owners, Wright County, leaving CA soon. Don't let the junkie discourage you. There is a great deal of info online, i.e. Mountain Grove Chamber of Commerce, there is West Plains, and for "big" city needs like culture, shopping, noise withdrawals, there is St. Louis, Mo, K.C., MO too. A bit of a drive, but we drive about four hours to L.A. when necessary. Adapting to CA was not easy for me, and returning to the midwest will take some time I am sure. Just be cautious with some of the folks there who seem to play the dummer than dirt game. They'll get into your bank account so fast! Easy does it, you'll be fine! Best of luck to you!



Thanks for all the information and good luck to you when you move back to Missouri. My hubby and I visited a nice family restaurant in Mountain Grove. They had real good home cooking, and a nice buffet. I can't remember the name, and I tend to get the various surroundings of all the towns we visited mixed up, but I think it was near a Walmart parking lot. Maybe someone else knows the name of it. Most of the people I met out in Missouri seemed quite bright and friendly, but I will watch out for the unscrupulous ones!
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