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We got a pick up truck, YAY RAH! It's old and doesn't have that many miles considering. Thank you Jesus.
-- Cindy (S.E.IN) (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 13, 2001
Congrats, Cindy. Smiled at the title of your post because it reminded me of the first time I assisted delivery of a goat kid. So exciting, and I kept saying NOW I'm a real country girl!!heehee When did the rest of ya'll feel you were now "real homesteadfolk"?
-- mary, in colorado (email@example.com), July 13, 2001.
you mean theres life off the farm???? nahhhh thats an olds wives tale. :o)
-- Kenneth in N.C. (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 13, 2001.
Congratulations!!! I don't know, Mary. I guess when I got covered in goat ectoplasm and didn't freak out, or when my goat shot diarrhea on me and I thought..."well, I'll just have a shower after I hose off my clothes", or when I was actually canning at long last, and ate my first all homemade meal. Then again, I am nowhere near as far along as I want to be!
-- Doreen (email@example.com), July 13, 2001.
Actually, Mary, I said I was a "real country woman" when I won my first grand champion, for canning, at the fair. There's so many firsts, and in homesteading they're so exciting.
-- Cindy (S.E.IN) (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 13, 2001.
Congrats, Cindy, on the truck! I know I'm a real country girl now because even though we have a big old pick-up, I'd like to trade my car in on a small pick-up! I would say my first homesteading ventures were gardening and canning - many, many years ago!!! I still love learning to do new things around the farm. I've done many things I never thought I would! It's such a good feeling.
-- Barb (email@example.com), July 14, 2001.
Cindy I felt that way the first time we got to put farm plates on our pick-up!!!BUt the true test is....when you can unravel that confounded strng from the feed bags in one tug,then your in like flint!!!
-- teri (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 14, 2001.