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Old 05-29-2004, 12:30 PM   #1
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Twink down on the farm....

Well, even with the great posi traction, big tires, powerful engine, heavy duty cooling, etc, the Impala SS was no match for farmland towing the Safari SS. We needed one of the Farmalls to tow the coach around on the property! Most expensive thing that tractor has ever pulled!

Here is a URL where you can see that and a few shots of the overall trip. I'll warn you ahead of time...for some reason, once you go to page 2, you can't seem to smoothly get back to page 1, but if you enter the basic URL, it will get you back.

Enjoy!

http://www.silvertwinkie.org/farm/farm.html
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Old 05-29-2004, 03:42 PM   #2
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.... Most expensive thing that tractor has ever pulled!
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http://www.silvertwinkie.org/farm/farm.html

Twink,
Priced hay balers lately?

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BTW enjoyed the pictures looks like our place...only greener.
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all i can say is YEEHAW!

looks like a good time!

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Great photography!!! It doesn't look like to bad of a time, with all of those hot chicks..... (OK, bad pun, I know)

Did the sun EVER come out though?????

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Well, even with the great posi traction, big tires, powerful engine, heavy duty cooling, etc, the Impala SS was no match for farmland towing the Safari SS. We needed one of the Farmalls to tow the coach around on the property! Most expensive thing that tractor has ever pulled!
Here is a URL where you can see that and a few shots of the overall trip. I'll warn you ahead of time...for some reason, once you go to page 2, you can't seem to smoothly get back to page 1, but if you enter the basic URL, it will get you back.
Enjoy!
http://www.silvertwinkie.org/farm/farm.html
Silvertwinkie,
Great pictures~!
Enjoyed the tractors~
I think your problem with the page switching back and forth could be solved if you were to change the html instruction on the second page (page1.html).
Hi-lited in blue..to read: <a href="farm.html"> it would then switched back to the first page correctly. Somehow, the link back to the first page, which we'll call "farm", was called "farm on twinl_org.html"..Which I think is the references to the web server's page where all of your photos are stored and not the actual home page for "farm". If that makes any sense.


<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
<title>
Airstream farm
</title>
</head>
<body bgcolor="#ffffff" text="#000000">
<h2 align="center">
Airstream farm
</h2>
<a href="farm on twink_org.html">.. this should have <a href="farm.html"> in here..If I read this right..
Page 1
</a>
&nbsp;|&nbsp;
Page 2
<table cellspacing="2" cellpadding="2" width="100%">
<tr>
<td align="center" width="33%">
<a href="farm%20on%20twink_org-Pages/Image30.html">
<img height="180" alt="DSC00397.JPG" width="240" src="farm%20on%20twink_org-Thumbnails/30.jpg">
</a>
</td>
<td align="center" width="33%">
I just took the rest out to make it shorter for reading purposes..
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Old 05-30-2004, 09:25 AM   #6
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Hey thanks Cloud for the info. Problem is that in typical Apple format, they drive for you and don't give you access. I didn't have a bunch of time, so I just exported from my iPhoto and iPhoto created the webpage. At some point, I'll sit down and learn Dreamweaver. There I know I can mod the html freely...but perhaps I could take the main link and modify it with Dreamweaver....sound like an excuse to break out Dreamweaver at soon.

Until then, anyone know the going rate for corn?

Oh yea, the sun came hot and heavy most days. The tractors, particularly the older Farmalls were very special. The property is really beautiful and was great to be out away from even a good cell signal. The one thing though is that there are about 2 or 3 civil war soliders burried on the property. I'm not even kidding. Also some persons wife back in the late 1800s is also burried there! I have the pics, but being kind of morbid, left them out.
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The one thing though is that there are about 2 or 3 civil war soliders burried on the property. I'm not even kidding. Also some persons wife back in the late 1800s is also burried there! I have the pics, but being kind of morbid, left them out.
MORBID!? Nope just a normal part of history. Several years ago I had a house in town that was on the grounds of a Confederate Arsenal, kind of neat environment with all the history around it. Makes you realize just how short human life really is.

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Well, truthfully, I kind of found it interesting, even though the sites were very unkept and in a major state of disrepair. In some cases, you no longer knew who was there. Just figured I'd keep them out of the mainstream photos shared as I thought some might find them out of place.
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Until then, anyone know the going rate for corn?

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about $2.50 a bushel.

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Seems kind of low for a bushel considering what you pay at the store for it, but then again, it's marked up so many times with all the middle folks in between the farmer and the store.....
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Seems kind of low for a bushel considering what you pay at the store for it, but then again, it's marked up so many times with all the middle folks in between the farmer and the store.....
Now you know why there are so few farmers left. There was an article in our Farm Bureau magazine a while back and for every retail dollar spent on food the farmer only gets 2-5 cents the rest is packaging, handling and mark up. We still grow some of our own vegetables but is almost isn't cost effective anymore. But at least we know where they came from and what has been used for pest control and fertilizer.

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Old 05-30-2004, 04:44 PM   #13
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I myself noticed a trend in the area where I was and I am sure that is is not A-typical of the industry.

With the urban sprall that I see happening not only can what you describe make it unrealistic to farm, but the fact that no more than a 1/4 mile from the farms driveway, a new housing development has been cleared and are offering parcels.

Now that alone is not the issue, the issue as I see it, is that this farm has been there for well over 120 years. I can't see folks paying $75k for a basic lot upwards of $150k and then building a house (another $200+k) and dealing with the tractor noise and normal farm noises. It's becoming clear to me that the land is worth more building houses than it is to farm. Eventually I can see the greedy townships siding with the housing developments as they bring more to the community dollarwise than the farm. All in all, it was great to again be able to have the exp of seeing a working farm in action. It's something that is becoming more and more rare as time goes on. Even this farm may at some point fall out of existence due to not only the factors mentioned above, but several other factors (climate changes, zoning restrictions, new EPA mandates that were once not around), fuel prices, and of course lack of interest from the younger generation, etc.

That's just my take on it though....I could be a bit off.
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Twink,
That about sums it up! We still have a family farm in Iowa that is currently being rented out, at it's heyday it was a dairy farm, the cows are long gone, but the land is still being used to raise feed corn, and as pasture for beef cattle. We had an interesting set of lawsuits around here not too long ago, seems somone at a fairly new country club didn't like the sound of cows mooing in the morning and filed a lawsuit against the farmer. Fortunately the courts sided with the farmer, the dairy farm had been in continous operation for over 80 years, but when the farmer retires I am sure that will be the end of it. The land I am currently living on has been in my wife's family for over 70 years, but who knows where it will end up. Currently we are bordered by a large military base, Fort Bragg, NC. They are asking for a very restrictive zoning ordinance with in one mile of the base perimeter. And to add insult to injury They have started a 350 home gated golf course community across the road from us. We are considering stabling horses for a fee, at least while we can still get some money off the old home place.

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