Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: The woods in the mountains of Appalachia
I agree with the OP. My younger cousin lives on my grandfathers farm (where I grew up and worked) and she doesn't even understand the real demands of country life. It makes me so mad, but she keeps saying how she's so country. She doesn't help on the farm, unless she's 'made' to. It's frustrating.
I also know this boy who told me he worked more hours than me in two days than I have my whole life, and that living on a farm was easy. I lost it on him, if I could have gone off my mountain at that time I would have. Meanwhile he can't keep a simple day job. My dad even thinks its easier than what he does (he owns a garage).
I honestly don't really claim myself to be anything but myself, I know how to clean and tear a gun apart, and shoot it, plus I enjoy it. I know my way around a vehicle, I can tear engines down and put them back together. I live and work on my own farm now, with 12 head of beef, 3 horses, and 7 pigs. I'm slowly learning how to can, we grow gardens every year, and make our own hay. We also fix our own equipment. I love the outdoors, I hate being stuck in the house for any reason, but I know my duties there as well. I wish they knew how much hard work it really takes to maintain such a lifestyle, because by far it's not easy. Especially with this horrible below freezing weather!!!
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