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Have you ever been on a working farm?

Asked at Dillons, 1015 W. 23rd St. on January 27, 2012

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“Yes. It’s a different sort of living, and interesting, but I suppose not really because it’s how almost everyone used to live. ”

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“I haven’t. ”

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“I haven’t.”

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“I believe so, many moons ago.”

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LadyJ 2 years, 2 months ago

One farm I wouldn't want to work on, a body farm, yuck.

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thuja 2 years, 2 months ago

Who ever heard of a snozberry?

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beatrice 2 years, 2 months ago

TOB: "What would be a non-working farm?"

Land.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 2 months ago

Posi-Trac sucks. I tried it out on my bicycle and ended up with flat tires and a broken chain.

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Jerry Collins 2 years, 2 months ago

Only in Lawrence Kansas could you ask that simple question and get all these boffo answers. I guess Lawrence cant be blamed for attracting all the goofballs on the planet.

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Bob Forer 2 years, 2 months ago

I've been on a farm working, but never on a working farm.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 2 months ago

Gandalf (anonymous) replies… "Watch out! Posi-trac is hard on Roed's trannys!!!"

Actually after I installed Traction Masters and Posi-Trac the car didn't bounce and shake so violently so the tranny didn't fall out . . . oh . . . um . . forget I said anything.

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Andini 2 years, 2 months ago

Yes. The sheep and pigs weren't nervous either.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 2 months ago

I have a kilt. It's actually one of my wife's skirts. But then “The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft a-gley.” I'm a perfect one half Scot but I've never, ever been able to stomach scotch. I've forced myself when I couldn't get ahold of anything else but it tasted awful. And I don't often care about taste, either.

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HelenaBertinelli 2 years, 2 months ago

I read the book Animal Farm...that's close enough right?

Don't get the jump from bacon to Robert Burns, but thumps up to both I suppose.

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riverroad 2 years, 2 months ago

Yes,milked cows for 30 years.Still dirt farming and running cattle.Working a little over 8600acres across Kansas-----Pays good sometimes,most of time just break even these days--LJW are cowards if they will not print my messages-I have hurt no one-Lawrence is full of folks who don't understand working folks and citizens that can't any talk back-Cowards-Like Roedapple&Autie---Just afraid o what a fellow may have to say-SO shove it LJW where the sun never will and never has shone-Good Luck

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SOS 2 years, 2 months ago

We used to farm a lot in high school. Posi-trac did the best job.

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autie 2 years, 2 months ago

bacon...?? I found out it is Robert Burns day or some damn thing...Scottish stuff with kilts and bands and stuff. I shall drink some Scotch in honor of the poet of Scotland.

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CWGOKU 2 years, 2 months ago

Just wondered if they switched Janis and Cameron. No biggie. Chris can be a male or female name. Slow day and now I am hungry for bacon

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autie 2 years, 2 months ago

I have it on good authority that some former editors ate bacon today. Bacon comes from farms, thus farms are good. All hail farming.

charliejohnson's claims of marijuana farms is misplaced. There was never any marijuana grown on that property, nor consumed in any fashion. All those gatherings were prayer meetings. Any alleged farming activities were merely horticultural field trips surveying the flora present in that ecosystem.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 2 months ago

I bet Janis is Norwegian or something. I sold some furniture to this nice old guy named Doris. But I'm guessing he spelled it Dorace. There was no bill of sale so I'm not sure. He seemed like he probably owns a working farm. Haley Barbour has a girl's name. He's a racist, but at least he let some of my brothers free. Actually, I wouldn't be here if it weren't for him.

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CWGOKU 2 years, 2 months ago

Are the names mixed up on four people at the top answering the question ?

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 2 months ago

I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more No, I aint gonna work on Maggie's farm no more Well, I wake up in the morning Fold my hands and pray for rain I got a head full of ideas That are drivin' me insane It's a shame the way she makes me scrub the floor I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 2 months ago

I guess. I did 3-5 in Angola, the "Alcatraz of the South", but we didn't do much farming. Mostly roadwork stuff, but I got to wear a cool uniform. The boss was a jerk. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fuDDq...

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CWGOKU 2 years, 2 months ago

Yes Does my ant farm count?

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Mary Darst 2 years, 2 months ago

My dad had a farm once. we all loved it. My dad would have someone come plant a little wheat and I think my brother had a small garden over on the other sie of the damn by the pond. Then my dad sold the farm....that was a sad day.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 2 months ago

True story (What! You think everything I write is . . .never mind.) Anyway, my elderly neighbor has one gun, an old Sears and Robucks single shot 12 ga. I gave him an assortment of shells for "farm use". Salt loads for unspecfied use, #8's, #6's and a couple of slugs, explaining what each were so he would have "choices". So, it seems the bull on an adjoining property kept tearing up the fence to get in with his heifers. He caught the bull on his place one last time so he grabbed the gun, pulled a salted shell out of the cigar box on the seat and let the old bull have it right in the back pockets. Problem being, he grabbed a slug round instead.

His neighbor paid for the fence repair. My elderly neighbor paid for a dead bull.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 2 months ago

Working the squeeze chute can get a little wild. Gettin' dehorned and made a steer at the same time without anesthetic can be traumatizing. I bet it was for the bull too . . .

just sayin' . . .

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rockchalker52 2 years, 2 months ago

Have farmed some residential real state. Farmed some farms, too.. Can get a little dicey when everybody's fixin' to harvest the same crop. Didn't know they were using drones, though:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/01/lapd-cracks-down-on-drone-aircraft-use-by-real-estate-agents.html

Spent some summers on the grands' farm, it was all bb guns & haylofts & skippin' rocks on the pond.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 2 months ago

"Pulling a rake or a disk was about the most boring thing on the face of the planet" Autie

Fixing hedge post fence in July is hell.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 2 months ago

BABBOY makes this too complicated. Simple answer, "field trip"? Yup, guess just about everybody's been there.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 2 months ago

Butchered chickens and drove a tractor at age nine. Slaughtered a hog and sold grain at twelve. My parents weren't too happy 'boutit when they found out. Neither was the farmer next door.

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autie 2 years, 2 months ago

The ones with crappie and deer work for me. +100

ps....the crappie is completely depeleted from my stocks. wink, wink, nudge, nudge.

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prospector 2 years, 2 months ago

All farms work, some more than others. The ones with crappie and deer work for me.

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BABBOY 2 years, 2 months ago

The question is poor. I have been on a working farm -- relatives on my Mom's side. In other words, as kid, I played on the machinery and maybe picked some stuff or something and watched them cut some wheat.

But, i am clueless as to how to work a working farm however and saying yes to the question probably is not what they were asking.

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autie 2 years, 2 months ago

Pulling a rake or a disk was about the most boring thing on the face of the planet. I suppose it wouldn't be so bad now since the tractors all have auto/air/tv/gps/wet bar/...all the latest gizmos.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 2 months ago

"Oh, that would be the opposite of a working farm." Autie

Knowledge learned.

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its_just_math 2 years, 2 months ago

Worked for one farmer until he fired me for making ruts in his field with my old beat-up 4wd. But, put up hay every summer for various farmers and held a steady "Saturday" job with a big farmer at 16 yr. old who paid me $2/hr----------$16 at the end of every Saturday. Also in HS, worked at a feeder pig auction one Monday every month---gravy money and school excused me and they bought us lunch----all we could eat----at the "Queenway". Tried to work a cattle auction once when I was too young and small and the big cattle scared and intimidated me. I also worked on our farm and cut buttloads of firewood for our use and to sell. Dad would leave a list---long on weekends or summer---shorter during school and you had better have what he considered a fair amount of it done when he got home from work or else! That's where I learned my strong work ethic. snicker

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somedude20 2 years, 2 months ago

Does farmville count? I have seen a pot farm before

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autie 2 years, 2 months ago

Bob writes: What would be a non-working farm?

Autie says: Oh, that would be the opposite of a working farm.

The non-working farm would have hired hands with names like Rara....or Odeo. And have illegal immigrants from Argentina. They cain't get anything done because they all have false hope and no change. The have no change because nobody can do the math. They could compare Apples to oranges by the rows but they are reticent to taukaboutit.

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riverroad 2 years, 2 months ago

Milked cows for twenty years,now still just dirt farming.All hard work,with very little time off.

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riverdrifter 2 years, 2 months ago

Yes. Farmers on both sides of my family tree. One has it good: he packs up and leaves for the Florida keys the day after Christmas, comes back in March.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 2 months ago

What would be a non-working farm?

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My_Life 2 years, 2 months ago

Farming is my life and livelihood. Indyan drives the tractor and herds cows. Jesus washes the dishes.

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grammaddy 2 years, 2 months ago

Every summer as a kid. My Father raised and boarded horses near Silver Lake.I had to spend a month there every summer. Hated it. They were not on the city water line, just a well. Water was for the livestock first. You were only allowed 3 inches in the tub twice a week.Couldn't wait to get home to take a 30 minute shower. It gave me a lot of respect for the American farmer, though.

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Gandalf 2 years, 2 months ago

I had a few weeks of the real old farm life. I used to spend some summer time living with a friend of my fathers. We're talking no electricity, rainwater baths in a metal tub, fields plowed by horses and grain sown by hand cranked seeders.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 2 months ago

Been on one? Hell, for the first 20 years of my life I thought "farm" was spelled E-I-E-I-O !

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 2 months ago

I have pulled the string on a See 'n Say.

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Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 2 months ago

When I was little, I thought just about everybody lived in a farmhouse out on a farm, except for the people that lived on ranches like my grandfather's.

I knew there were a few people in town but I had no idea what they did, except for the people who worked in the stores, and the minister.

Later, I discovered that some of the people in town were teachers.

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Bill Lee 2 years, 2 months ago

Many times, but only to visit. I've never worked on one.

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