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    I love the country

    Took some pics today. I wouldn't trade this for all the convenience and stores in the world.







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    Turkeys in the bean field behind the house, deer out the kitchen window, birds, garden, and quiet. Yup I know the feeling..
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    I know the feeling also. Deer show up in the front of the house and the coyotes you can hear sing at times at night. Birds sing during the day and owls at night and walk in front of the house or out back and look up on a clear night and see just stars. Also see other game around the yard and across the road in the field.I live off a dirt road at that.
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    Oh, how I envy you and I wish I could enjoy the same sort of surroundings. I'd love to be a "country boy", but my dear wife is strictly a "city girl" and won't hear of it ...

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    decades ago as kid growing up I spent many a day out in the hay fields. I liked the fact that few people came around and you never knew what might show up. On days when I didn't have much to do I would go and work on eliminating the wood chucks from fields we cut hay off or other crops. One day I shot a woodchuck and then heard some dogs barking was on a small knoll and just sat down and waited for the dogs to appear all of a sudden I hear this snort and turn slowly to see a couple of deer standing maybe 15 feet behind me. I turn and notice they are looking at the same direction I was and then the two dogs appeared. The first one was a beagle and the second was a german shepard, no they didn't get to the deer and they stood right there until the dogs were dealt with and then snorted and walked off into another part of the field. My own dog at the time was caught chasing deer and I gave him the worst whipping he ever got all the time with some deer he could see, he never went near deer again and yes I had folks watching and they were told if they saw him on deer to drop him and let me know so I could bury him. I miss being out in the country and smelling hay and seeing the critters, being stuck in the city is no place for someone who grew up in the country, but here I am.
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    Just as I am reading this 1 deer wandered Thur the back yard, she had fawns this spring but have not seen them in weeks, got more rabbits this year than ever. Turkeys show up in the fall. I could not deal with living in the city.

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    Had a sack of corn left over from deer season that I set out of the truck under a peacan tree in the front yard. Couple yearling deer found it last week and I stepped out my front door to see one with her head in the sack maybe 40 yards away. She looked up and went on about her business. My youngest daughter caught one of them with their front hooves on the bottom rung of the trampoline ladder. Nosey little farts.
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    sometimes you have to accept the way things in life turn out. I don't like the city but situations have made it where I have to be. My life would be great if I could be out in the country and not have close neighbors.
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    Will be 77 in August, and wife and I have a small place,3 acres, in east Tn. Mostly on the side of a ridge. We've been working to make it easier for us to manage as we get older so we can live here as long as possible. Don't want to think about livin' in any city, period. CR

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    Amen for loving the country. We watched a turkey walk by the patio while we ate supper tonight.
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    Not really in a city but am in town. Got 3 more years until our baby girl is out of high school. Gonna get out then. Anybody who lives out in the country is blessed. Can't wait to go back myself.

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    Luv It!


    Thanks for sharing the pics~!
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    I, too, live out in the country, and absolutely love it. Just this morning, I could see one rabbit, a couple chipmunks, and a hen turkey with her 11 chicks. She has been coming in for the last 4 days, and so far she has not lost a single one.

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    every time I go to my property in the country I have a
    hard time leaving and I usually stall big time
    hate the city,crowds,over abundance of people
    can breath out of it nothing like it
    Hit em'hard
    hit em'often

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    I have farm land in south central Kansas, but live in a city. I go up there any time I can love the peace, wildlife, and seeing the stars. My cousin thinks I'm crazy when I just stand out and look and the stars for 15 or 20 minutes, enjoying the quiet and listening to the coyotes, and yes he knows how lucky he has it, he hates the city.

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    if I had to live in a town or city I would not last long till I had it out with a busy body. if I can not wiz off the back porch then the houses are too close.

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    Watching two deer eat as I type this. The turkeys and their new babies already left. We spread 100 pounds of corn out for them every 3-4 days. When they leave we watch the bass chase bluegills in our pond.
    Life is good in the country
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    Moved from 167 acres to 23 acres several years ago. Actually see a lot more wildlife now as the house if way off the road and the land mostly wooded. So far today I've seen a doe with a very young fawn, a couple ground hogs, a tom turkey and a skunk. We usually see more deer but that will pick up when the fawns are bigger. We get to recognize the does and fawns and enjoy watching the fawns develop.

    Left the city over 35 years ago and can't imagine ever going back. I'm trying to get this new place whipped into shape so it will be easier to take care of as I get older.
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    Yup....the deer's equivalent of the Ho Chi Minh trail is alongside the stone wall on our east side. Bears? Yup. Bobcats? Check. Even a mountain lion. Turkeys? Biggest flock so far is 43 in the yard. Skunks? Yup...even got sprayed once getting wood. Coyotes? Check. Plus every small critter known to mankind.
    Nothing like the country. After living downtown Portsmouth NH for some 25 years, this is heaven. Went from loud motorcycles, drunks, fights and and noise to the peace and quiet of rural New Hampshire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shdwlkr View Post
    decades ago as kid growing up I spent many a day out in the hay fields. I liked the fact that few people came around and you never knew what might show up. On days when I didn't have much to do I would go and work on eliminating the wood chucks from fields we cut hay off or other crops. One day I shot a woodchuck and then heard some dogs barking was on a small knoll and just sat down and waited for the dogs to appear all of a sudden I hear this snort and turn slowly to see a couple of deer standing maybe 15 feet behind me. I turn and notice they are looking at the same direction I was and then the two dogs appeared. The first one was a beagle and the second was a german shepard, no they didn't get to the deer and they stood right there until the dogs were dealt with and then snorted and walked off into another part of the field. My own dog at the time was caught chasing deer and I gave him the worst whipping he ever got all the time with some deer he could see, he never went near deer again and yes I had folks watching and they were told if they saw him on deer to drop him and let me know so I could bury him. I miss being out in the country and smelling hay and seeing the critters, being stuck in the city is no place for someone who grew up in the country, but here I am.
    I understand that a guy doesn’t want your dog to run off and chase deer, but you don’t want him timid of the thought if they’re in your yard or garden. That was the whole point of having a dog in the country, keep things out of the yard and warn you when people drove up the driveway

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