Started by debid, February 16, 2013, 03:07:10 PM
Quote from: ROSS on March 21, 2013, 09:51:00 AMThanks, jacksonpollochjr for the compliment it's much appreciated.I've said I have no secrets. If you look i have a bunch of old, old family pictures up there as well.I do believe we all have several persona's and it depends on situations what persona is used or seen.No I'm not talking split personalities, LOL. Politics sucks. But when anyone want's my tax dollar, I have a right to question you as to who, what , where, when, why and how.Yes jacksonpollochjr politics can be pretty nasty and I have tried very hard to be polite, there has been a time or two I lost it s little but heck I'm human. I don't ask anyone to believe anything I say, instead I ask that they think for themselves and discuss what is happening with family and friends and such. I have only attempted to ask questions of what I see is a politically motivated NGO that appeared to claim to be the Elk County Savior.they were rather rude to myself and others at one of their so called Community Conversations. I personally politely excused myself, when the man from Leoti called for the Sherriff (which I found severely rude). I understand others left very angry. Me a City boy, if you call Independence, Kansas city. Yeah I lived in different cities over the last forty years of so, only to make a decent living. And I didn't move back to Independence or Montgomery County because in my opinion they are to citified.I chose Elk County for the simple life and the openness and the the beauty of the country side and because most of the people in Elk County are down home type folks of yesteryear.A farmer, I am not, but I am having a great time pretending and learning. If I never had to drive off my property I probably wouldn't. But I do enjoy seeing the people of Elk County when I do leave my property to do some shopping in Howard and Moline. And the occasional stops at the Swinging Bridge Cafe and the Elk Falls Drive-in for a bite to eat. I sure miss Stubb at the cafe though.i know a lot of people have had a good laugh a time or two driving by my place. Like when a straight line wind blew over my three sided horse shelter I built. Stubb told me so. I know they laughed at my round bales last year. And I am quite happpy to provide a few laughs while I learn. If I learn. LOLIf you happen to be driving by stop in and say hi, I don't bite. Really we are friendly. If you can offer some advice to a retired old man raising a few cows and chickens and a couple of horses I'll definitely listen. If you just want to stop and pet my horses you are welcome to do that. But I can;t be responsible for you if you put your foot under their hoof or put your finger between their teeth. I consider my horses very friendly and gentle. I purchased these beautiful critters from the Circle N in Elk Falls and I am proud of them.Also and this is important, I won't tolerate any meanness to any animal.Once again thanks for the compliment.
Quote from: ROSS on March 24, 2013, 07:18:53 PMWe have had a couple of cows called T-Bone and Ribs and Steak and they were all tasty.The back packs were taught to us by our scout master. Using some old jeans was better than doing without. As I said before on here we were dirt poor when I was growing up. No regrets though. We ate some of the best depression foods.I wish I had my momma's recipes. Ten kids, mom and dad and grandma all living in maybe an 800 sqft house, if that big. Growing up that way teaches a lot of respect for a lot of things.Over spending is not necessary to enjoy life is one of the many things I learned.Staying out of debt is another.Life has been grand for me, no complaints, no regrets.