Did You Ever Grow Up On A Farm?

The Farm - A picture of my husbands farm
@Nardz13 (5059)
New Zealand
April 27, 2007 8:55am CST
Did you grow up and a farm? How do you compare farm lifestyle to city life? What things did you enjoy most? Here is a picture of my husbands farm... What things stood out for you growing up on a farm?
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6 responses
• Indonesia
27 Apr 07
I don't grow up in a farm, so i can't compare the lifestyle in the city. Well living in the city in my country is quite bad especially the pollution and the traffic. Well that's something that i really want get when i went to farm
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
27 Apr 07
H2hydrogenz. I agree, the city is getting bad and people are starting to get desperate for even food and committing crime for there own little ventures, most times its for food. Good luck with your farm, when you get one.
• Indonesia
30 Apr 07
Well do you know China want to make the first eco-city. It's a great plan for building the future.;)
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
i grow up in a farm back home. and i love it living there rather than in the city. it has clean air, fresh foods (like vegetables, fish, fruits), peaceful, friendly and kind neighbors. and we got spacious backyard.
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• Philippines
27 Apr 07
in addition, when you are in the farms, you can survive without money because you can just pick up some vegetables, eggs, milk, and other primary commodities without spending while in the city you have to buy everything just to survive.
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
27 Apr 07
Hi Caido, I agree totally. Clean fresh air, fresh foods, peaceful, friendly and yes kind and helpful neighbors. Thanks for your comment!!! Great stuff
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
27 Apr 07
wheat field - wheat fields near my home town
I grew up an a farm in the middle of the United State. The pasture land around the farm look a lot like your husbands farm. I think we would call your farm a ranch from what I can see. Do you raise crops. In our area the farmers raised sugar beets, corn, Potatoes and beans. Wheat ans sunflower for oil were also raised in my area In my area the crops were waterd by irrigation. I often helped drive the harvest trucks for some of the crops. I think the things I miss most from the farm are the chores of feeding the animals such as lambs, chickens, and calves. we raised our own meat. At o ne time my ex husband milked the cows on a dairy. That was rather fun too.
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
27 Apr 07
Hi Deebomb, Wow sounds like you ran a farm with lots of produce. On my husbands farm they raise sheep and have a couple of horses, a few years back his family had huge gardens of produce, milking shed cows, pigs and chickens, maize corn, cows and all sorts of produce, back then each family would help the next family with gardens and work on the farm and then they would move to the next family farm and help them, it would go on in cycles of help. Really neat and close knit friendships were formed. At the momment we are building a holiday home out there, because this farm is situated high on the hills, and over looks a beautiful and bountiful harbour. Thanks for your comment...
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• Philippines
27 Apr 07
I haven't experience growing up on a farm. Although if given a chance I would go for it. I live in the province. I can say it's close to living in a farm. I like the farm lifestyle because, as what I see in movies, you can have fresh eggs, fresh milk, and vegetables. While in city life, people were always busy working. Maybe because in city, we need to spend to have food or other things. I like to live in "mellow". What I mean is, you don't have to hurry. I feel like farm lifestyle is a natural living.
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
27 Apr 07
Hi Wildflower. I think if you experienced living on a farm, you would love it. The food produce and freedom you have on the farm is awsome, the city is no comparison to the farm lifestyle. And yes theres no rush out on the farm, its so laid back, free, relaxed and safe especially if raising children. Thanks for your comment
@smartmom (827)
• United States
27 Apr 07
I grew up in a farm in the northern part of Denmark in Scandinavia, and I moved to the suburbs in New Jersey in 2000. Now I live on the border between Miami Dade and Broward county in South Florida, so I guess you can say it is an urban area. I sure do miss the nature, I miss having space around me, and I miss the freedom and safety that comes with life in the country side. I really wish that there was a place right in between, but I am still looking for it. I guess my real problem is that both my husband and I have degrees that can best used by the major cities. My hope is though that we will find a middle ground within the next five years.
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
27 Apr 07
Hi smartmom. Yes I agree, growing up on a farm is so much better compared to the hustle, bustle and restrictions of city life. Its really neat if you can raise children in that lifestyle, and like you said, it is safe, secure and you are free to do as you please. Thanks for your comment
@smartmom (827)
• United States
27 Apr 07
I grew up in a farm in the northern part of Denmark in Scandinavia, and I moved to the suburbs in New Jersey in 2000. Now I live on the border between Miami Dade and Broward counties in South Florida, so I guess you can say it is an urban area. I sure do miss the nature, I miss having space around me, and I miss the freedom and safety that comes with life in the country side. I really wish that there was a place right in between, but I am still looking for it. I guess my real problem is that both my husband and I have degrees that can best used by the major cities. My hope is though that we will find a middle ground within the next five years.