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post #11 of 15 Old 08-16-2010, 03:17 PM
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I would have to agree and say the hardest thing is getting time away. My parents live 3 hours away and it's very hard to get away for a weekend. Luckily we can do it, we just fill up all of our water tanks, throw a ton of hay, and can leave for a couple days. But it does hinder us still from doing a lot like going away even overnight. We have to turn down a lot of offers on doing things with friends, family, etc...that's why we keep our horsey friends closer than anyone though, they always understand and we make accommodations to each other to allow for it. Plus, I'd rather go out with horse friends on a long trailride than go to a party anyday...
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post #12 of 15 Old 08-16-2010, 03:49 PM
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^^^ OMG I grew up and went to High School in Imlay City class of 1976
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post #13 of 15 Old 08-16-2010, 04:40 PM
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Nice!! We just moved here about 4 months ago, me from northern MI and my girlfriend from Grand Blanc. I love it here!!
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post #14 of 15 Old 08-21-2010, 02:02 AM
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Well we only have 5 acres so it's not a lot of work. My son is 14 and he helps and my husband helps a lot too. So if I don't feel like going out there in a bad weather my guys do it for me. I never have to mow, becase my son loves to do it.
I love working on my garden and my husband actually helps to till it in the spring. I just do the easy stuff. :)
I guess I'm pretty spoiled lol. If I wanted to leave, I know our neighbor would be willing to help me out.
I don't ever need to go anywhere though, so it doesn't matter to me.
I love absolutely everything about our property and animals. I wouldn't change a thing! :)

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post #15 of 15 Old 09-05-2010, 12:40 PM
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I milk 14 head (at the moment, it fluctuates between 5 and 20) every morning and night. Milking isn't really my source of income, as they're show cattle so they're raised to be sold to breeders. Anyway, since most of the cattle are worth money, I'm really crazy about who can milk and take care of them, so yes, I definitely agree that it is hard to get away. I also own 2 goats, dogs, 4 horses, and a few beef cattle.

Another thing I find difficult, is bad things just seem to happen all together. Sometimes I feel in over my head and having a good part of your income depending on living animals that may or may not always be consistent can be a struggle.

Its also hard to do chores with cranky kids when my boyfriend cannot be there to keep them entertained inside. Actually, it gets difficult with the kids (2 and 5) and chores on a good day I guess. They listen well, but they are still new to having animals, so I tend to worry.
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