My farming days are quickly coming to an end..........a couple pics.

quads Posted By quads, Feb 12, 2012 at 3:31 PM

  1. quads

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    Last night my cousin, that owns the farm nowadays, passed away. He had a heart attack in the barn. He was 62 years old. He had no siblings, no children, and has never been married. I used to do almost all the farm work for him, and milked the cows, but I was slowly retiring from most of that myself. I was now down to milking the cows just a couple days per week. I am not sure about any details of his will or anything like that, but I am sure that whoever gets the farm now will not keep the cows. A friend of my cousin's and I are milking the cows and feeding the calves for now, until the final decisions are made, which I am sure will be soon. Our old family farm has had cows milked on it everyday for well over 100 years, now coming to an end.

    I was just looking over some pics I took in recent months and felt compelled to share a couple with my friends on the forum. Thanks for reading and looking!
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  2. SolarAndWood

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    Beautiful pics of the farm Quads and very sorry for your loss.
     
  3. fishingpol

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    My condolences and truly a sad ending to the story. Hopefully not the end. Those are beautiful pictures. I wonder if the farming can continue with a live-in caretaker or some type of co-op?
     
  4. thewoodlands

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    Sorry for your loss Quads, even though I do not reply on all your post I always look forward to the great pictures.


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  5. gzecc

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    Sorry for your loss Quads. Surely too young to pass on. Keep us updated.
     
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    I'm sorry to hear of your loss. What a beautiful and special place!
     
  7. Backwoods Savage

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    Sorry to hear of your loss quads.

    It is indeed sad to watch the old farms pass away. When I go through the area where I grew up or where my wife grew up, things just are not the same. There are still some of the older barns left but most eventually come down and a new barn goes up in its place or just a new home is built and the farmland is rented out or sold. The last time I was in 2 or 3 of the barns in the area where I grew up it was nice to see but still sad knowing what they used to be like. Us and almost everyone around us had cows and chickens. A few had hogs. Now, there are some old buildings and memories. Enjoy your last days of milking and feeding the calves. Take pictures too. But most of all, enjoy your retirement.
     
  8. baratta930

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    My condolences. It's a shame when family farms disappear, not too many of them left anymore.

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  10. WellSeasoned

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    - sorry for your loss.


    Hang in there and see what becomes of everything. Very nice pictures.
     
  11. quads

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    Thanks all! It sure will be strange not being around cows anymore........
     
  12. aussiedog3

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    So sorry for your loss Quads.
    Keep your chin up, we are all thinking of you and praying for you and your family.
    Hopefully good things will happen and your family farm can continue as it has been.
    From your amazing pictures it sure looks like a little corner of Gods country!
     
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    beautiful pics!!! i am in the business of hauling milk from the dairy farms to plant. This is an understatement, but it's very hard when a farmer passes on and the family has to pick up the pieces. AND milk the cows and manage the herd while you're grieving. Rough, wish you the best! God Bless.
     
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    Sorry to hear your loss,

    What a beautiful farm. Take some more for us! Love to see them.
     
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    Sorry for your loss! You don't come across such beautiful skies out here!
     
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    I worked on a family farm for the first 18 years of my life. My family couldnt make it with milking cows, so we built a golf course on the farm land. Thoes are some beautiful pictures, but farming isnt like it use to be. Milking cows and feeding the calves when its 10* out isnt worth the pay. I probably would have a heart attack if my family continued in the farming business. The property tax alone make it unprofitable. I do wish farming would be like it was long ago, where you could work with your family, and sell produce and support yourself. But with the taxes/regulations its a shame.
     
  17. Locust Post

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    Sorry about your loss Quads. I will pray for you and yours. I did not grow up on a farm but worked on them through my high school years and my grandparents both had farms (many memories). Where I cut most of my wood is on 1 of the largest dairy farms around the area. I still enjoy popping my head in the milking parlor from time to time.
     
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    Quads...sorry to hear about your loss. Great pics as usual. You are a very interesting man I might add.
     
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    Quads that is horrible and you have my sympathies on the loss of your family member and the circumstances surrounding that. I truly enjoy your pictures and your commentary, you are a cornerstone on this site. Prayers to you, your family, and your situation. Hang in there buddy! I took this picture this evening for ya....
     

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    Quads-I hope it all works out for you and the family.
     
  21. muncybob

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    A personal loss and an uncertain future to a way of life...I feel for ya. Hoping things work out in the end! What a beautiful place!!
     
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    Thank you quads, for the pictures. Beautiful. My sincere condolences to you and yours. Everything will work out in the end my friend.
     
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    Sorry to hear about your cousin . . . and the uncertain future.
     
  24. quads

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    Thanks everybody!
     
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    Sorry for your loss quads.
     

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