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Offline Al_Smith

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Re: Cost to clear 10 acres
« Reply #60 on: December 17, 2013, 08:06:59 PM »
Yeah but some of those guys wore out two three women in the process .Start having youngens at 16 and dead and buried by 35 ,8 kids later .Go find another fertile one and do it all over again .

My Lawd a dozen kids if you didn't have a big truck patch you'd go weekly and buy groceries  by the pick up truck full .Can you just imagine just the amount of toilet paper you'd use ?You'd have to have 4 bathrooms or if you had boys a bunch of trees .You'd have to buy an old school bus just to haul them all around

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Re: Cost to clear 10 acres
« Reply #61 on: December 17, 2013, 08:24:04 PM »
Gramps uncle married a young wife, by 23 years. Grew huge gardens all over the neighborhood, since his father was the first homesteader. That old woman lived as long as any that had 2 kids. It's the old man that was worn out. :D Cut'n wood, growing stuff, hunt'n, fish'n for meat. :D There was no hauling anyone, they walked or they didn't get there. Toilet sheds had 4 seats back then. Heck even when I was young there was the two seater in back of the wood shed. And the woodshed held 20 cord. Had to be filled each summer (woodshed). :D Dad here had two to fill, plus the basement, plus the wood for two potato sheds. You cut firewood all year 'round. :D
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Re: Cost to clear 10 acres
« Reply #62 on: December 17, 2013, 09:34:30 PM »
God's bless birth control and the ford tractor...

Ya all know that a tractor made slave/child labor obsolete right?

Kilgrosh, you sure can aim big... there is a CSA out here called Fruitful Farm,(Arlington WA/OSO WA) ran by a Mennonite family, they've only been going for like 5 years on about 2 acres, but they've turned a piece of blackberry choked hard pan nearly swamp into a very productive bit of dirt.
well that didn't work

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« Reply #63 on: December 18, 2013, 11:49:01 AM »
I think you have the issue of child labour or slave misconstrued. It was part of family survival to help on the farm at a young age. There was no money as in cash to speek of. Those children were my father and his father before. Both never spoke ill of the other or the ways. What you hear about (or I do) is some timber boss, company run store (work credits no cash) or food processor steeling what ever they could get away with. Your confusing the whole notion with some boss working you and your whole family to death so he can make big profits with low labour and material (timber, farm goods) costs. When those tractors came out, the majority of farmers couldn't afford to buy one.
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« Reply #64 on: December 18, 2013, 07:07:42 PM »
Swamp you're talking about the 30's .Everybody was poor .Rich and poor alike ate  Spam .

On ten acres you might raise some hogs or chicken and a truck patch and eke by but it won't work out very good if you ever want more out of life other than a spartan exisistance .Some people like that life style  and if so have at it .
 I grew up like we were poor but really were not .Both my parents lived through the great depression which forever patterned their lives to be frugal .

I'm lucky enough to have a good trade make a very good living and refuse to live like a wharf rat .The only reason I tinker with old junk ,firewood etc is because I enjoy it certainly not because I have to .

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« Reply #65 on: December 18, 2013, 09:26:44 PM »
I think you have the issue of child labour or slave misconstrued. It was part of family survival to help on the farm at a young age. There was no money as in cash to speek of. Those children were my father and his father before. Both never spoke ill of the other or the ways. What you hear about (or I do) is some timber boss, company run store (work credits no cash) or food processor steeling what ever they could get away with. Your confusing the whole notion with some boss working you and your whole family to death so he can make big profits with low labour and material (timber, farm goods) costs. When those tractors came out, the majority of farmers couldn't afford to buy one.

Yer missing the joke..., and you never met the step drunk, to some folks kids just meant free labor or someone else that can do the dirty work, while they go to the pub or watch sports net...

well that didn't work

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Re: Cost to clear 10 acres
« Reply #66 on: May 11, 2019, 03:16:35 AM »
I am impressed by all the comments on being a good steward of the land including the Leigh Family's intention.

For what it is worth, here is my take on things.  Depending on the size of the wood, it appears that you need a tractor with a backhoe for your land clearing project and your future needs.  Call the loggers to cut specific dangerous trees then clean it up with your tractor.  Here is an example what can be done with a tractor that has loader arms, forks and backhoe attachment. Root around on my channel and you will see other land clearing projects.  



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Re: Cost to clear 10 acres
« Reply #67 on: May 11, 2019, 05:28:58 PM »
God's bless birth control and the ford tractor...

Ya all know that a tractor made slave/child labor obsolete right?

Kilgrosh, you sure can aim big... there is a CSA out here called Fruitful Farm,(Arlington WA/OSO WA) ran by a Mennonite family, they've only been going for like 5 years on about 2 acres, but they've turned a piece of blackberry choked hard pan nearly swamp into a very productive bit of dirt.
Yep, education and a tractor and women's life expectancy soars.  Until 1900 men far outlived women.  That flipped around wwii or shortly after.  If there is a country where men live longer than women you are looking at horrible ignorance and poverty.
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