12 hours ago
We're putting together a group of angus cows to go along with our horses. We got these three Saturday. ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
We raised this horse up until he was a two year old and then a very good friend of ours got him from us a few years ago. She's put a lot of time and effort into him and this gelding keeps getting better and better. She has nothing but good things to say about him. ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago
Taking it cool.STORY TIME -Deer HuntersYears ago when the old party telephone lines were still in service one long ring would mean an emergency and everyone on that line would pick up the phone to see what that emergency was. In the country not a soul would ever ignore a long ring. It could mean fire, someone was hurt or needed help in someway, or any number of things that could go wrong. One evening we were relaxing in the kitchen of the farm house on the farm where I was working before I went to college when a long ring came in. That night it was to let everyone know that there were three deer hunters lost in the Greenock Swamp. The swamp covers a very large area and it wouldn’t be hard to get turned around in the day time, after dark it would be a job to find anything at all. In answer to the call we put on warm clothes, got our rifles and ammunition loaded up in the car and drove over to the edge of the swamp. We would fire a gun periodically, hoping that that the hunters would hear it and follow the sound out. We couldn’t hear any answering shots so we started into the swamp ourselves. We would fire a round and then stop and listen for an answering shot but to no avail. After some walking and a while later we weren’t sure but we wondered if we might have heard a shot way back in. We kept walking and shooting and we could hear their shots a little plainer off in the distance so we knew they were coming towards us but the sound was very faint so they were still a long way away. We thought we were doing good but then other searchers with the same idea as ours started firing from a different direction confusing the issue to the lost men. We were in farther towards them but they really had to listen to decide which way to go. This meant that it took more ammunition to get them back on track and coming towards us once again. We knew from their answering shots that they were getting a little closer but they were still a long way off. We were getting low on ammunition and couldn’t fire as often as we had been and finally we ran out altogether so we started hollering every few minutes and by that time they were close enough that they could hear our voices and we hollered them the rest of the way out. They were sure happy fellas to see us and to get out of there. No one relishes the idea of spending a night out in the middle of a swamp. We walked back out of the swamp and they told us where they thought their car was so we gave them a ride, found their car for them, and then headed for home. When we turned in the lane to the farm here was a big buck deer in the lane and we couldn’t do one thing about it because we were all out of ammunition. We had never seen a deer that close up to the buildings before or since that time. I suppose with all the shooting and hollering he and probably a lot more of them thought they’d be better off someplace else and left the swamp altogether. Anyway, we had gotten the hunters out of the swamp. The deer we saw was a beauty and I didn’t feel too badly that he had gotten away so we turned in and went to bed for the rest of a very short night. I’ll tell you, chore time seemed to come awfully early the next morning. We were dead-tired and dragged ourselves around all that day so we sure wouldn’t have wanted to do it again that night. We were good and ready to hit the sack early. We weren’t going anywhere – for hunters, deer, or whatever. ... See MoreSee Less
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