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I Grew Up On a Farm

A little nostalgia for the childhood farm... 191 People

    Spent Sometime On A Farm

    I spent half my childhood on a farm and half in the city. Started out in the city but then later it was to My Aunts Farm and then back to the city. Then later to a farm again. Then back to the city. Then my mom married a guy named harvey and they started a small farm in...
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Nov 12, 2011

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    Moooo

    I grew up on a dairy farm and had learned how to care for animals and all the responsibilities that come along with that.  I have so many funny memories during that time and it helped make me who I am today.  Although I would never do it again,  as an adult...LOL...
    Blitzsgirl Blitzsgirl 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 25, 2008

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    " I'm a Little Bit Country"

     I grew up on a farm. When I was younger. I didn't like not being able to take a bus, watch cable TV, have sidewalks and street lights, night clubs, The list was endless in those days! Now I miss the crickets and bull frogs at night. The farm animals in the distance...
    akaaka akaaka 36-40 1 Response Jun 11, 2008

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    My Family'S Ranch

    My family owns a ranch. Luke (15), me (13), Lynsey (10), james (8) and Jackie (3) are very happy here. I grew up on this farm, just like the rest of my siblings. Even my ma grew up here! my pa grew up on a farm as well. my gradmother lives with us as well. Luke, Lynsey, and i...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2013

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    Mornings In the Spring

    We used to have a lot of fun on the farm. Sold fishing worms to the store in town, and went fishing at the creek. Used to pick the corn when it was little, and eat it raw. Sweetest corn I ever had until the new variety Peaches and Cream hit the stores. Used to pick apples off the...
    coloco coloco 61-65, M 2 Responses Sep 15, 2009

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    It's all I know to do

    if I was to leave I would go crazzy
    Farmboy0 Farmboy0 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 19

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    And Have Never Regreted It

    Yes it was hard,dirty and do without till u could aford better,but the lesson learned shaped my life and still do to this day. it was on a crop-livestock farm in the heart of Missouri with a lot of coustom work to make ends meet. Farmed on my own for a while but bad luck closed...
    geneo geneo 46-50, M Sep 16, 2012

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    I remember being the kid

    who would wake up at 6:00 am, and watch the beautiful sunrise in summer. You could hear the tractor, smell granny's biscuits, and run in the fields. At nights, you can hear the frogs singing their summer night lullaby.
    nerdybabe nerdybabe 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 28

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    Yep, and sometimes I had to help sows give

    birth to pigs if one got stuck. It was hilarious trying to watch my then boyfriend try to scoop up pig cleanings with a shovel and I just came over and picked it up with my hand. :P Hey, I can shower afterward.. and believe me, I did. Sometimes I would be covered in pig poo from...
    ShimmerSquirrels13 ShimmerSquirrels13 22-25, F Jul 23

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    Want to Go Back....

       I lived on a farm till I was 20. I have lived near the city ever since. I am so much looking for a way to get back to the country and would love to have my own little farm. Don't get me wrong, I have no plans to be up milking cows or growing 100's of acres of grian...
    Percheron Percheron 41-45, M Apr 27, 2008

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    I Despair of Meeting My Goal.

    With so few people on Experience Project who have even grown up on a farm, how can I meet my goal of finally finding someone like myself?  I doubt it's possible.  I've found only one person in my life, but I can't access her anymore.  And she didn't even grow up on...
    FeloniSSSalt FeloniSSSalt 66-70 5 Responses May 9, 2009

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    Farming

    My parents owned dairy cattle, sold goats, and grew strawberries in the spring. And then I was born, and the animal farm started falling apart. Cows and goats were sold, but my ma was able to hold onto the horse she owned. She taught my brother and I how to ride western and...
    Shayndel Shayndel 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 14, 2008

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    When we were kids we used to play in this small

    1 acre woodland/rubbish tip. It was completely surrounded by a rough council estate but was unknown to the bad kids. We used to spend every summer there building various dens and cutting back the brambles, we found hidden away in the undergrowth some stone foundations and a...
    harveyshideout harveyshideout 31-35, M 5 Responses Jan 1

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    Yes i grew up on my grandparent farm,

    ,, I guess you say I have it in my blood,,,Yes i have Four hundred and Fifty acre here ,, about two hundred acre is pasture land for the cattle i have here,,, Seven Five acre we have a garden to sell are vegetable, at the store , Dad and mom own, rest the land is in timber,,, i...
    pullupgirl103 pullupgirl103 31-35, F May 8

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    Growing up on a farm was great,

    as a kid I could let my mind roam free and I could always entertain myself, as I got older I became for lack of a better term socially awkward. It gets pretty lonely living on a farm but I wouldn't trade it for anything.
    Atma333 Atma333 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I Grew Up On One, And Still Live On It.

    I am one who HATES city life with a passion.  For me personally, there's just nothing there, and way too many people.  You can't meander around looking at the sky or spot a tiny flower or insect or watch the clouds go by: it's go, go, go in the city.  You can...
    WildRoseBeef WildRoseBeef 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 9, 2009

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    I'll Go Back To Farm Life One Day

    We had goats, horses, chickens, peacocks, and dogs.  At a few points, we threw in some ducks, turkeys, and pheasants--and wild cottontails.  We had our dad catch a couple wild ones and they were PISSED.  They squealed like none other. We used to ride our f**kin...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 19, 2010

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    Farm Life

    Up until I was the age of nine I lived on a farm. My grandfather owns a small farm about ten acres. He had goats,cows,pigs,chickens,peacocks and dogs. I would see him AND hear him all the time every morning doing some kind of work around the house whether it was plowing the...
    Daphney1001 Daphney1001 18-21, M Feb 2, 2012

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    Our Home

    It wasn't a big working farm just our own little small holding, we had chickens, ducks, turkeys, a horse and pigs. It was the most amazing childhood a child could have!
    pitstopbunny pitstopbunny 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2008

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    We Had a Farm and So Did My Grandmother

    Even though my childhood was difficult... I loved it. I love my brothers and sisters and cousins with all my heart. Even though I have been hurt by some of them, I would never change the past. We had dogs, cats, pigs, chickens, ducks and an emu... wow I...
    melymedina melymedina 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 2008

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    I Wrote The Book, I GREW UP ON A FARM

    When ever I present my book, " I Grew Up On A Farm" at farm events and schools, people always share their wonderful farm memories with me.  My book seems to trigger story telling about growing up on a farm or visiting an uncle's farm when people were kids.  I feel good...
    farmbook1 farmbook1 61-65 Sep 27, 2010

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    Grew Up On A Farm

    remember when i was young we was on a farm!! mainly sheep and arable, my dad was the farm worker and enjoyed spending my spare time with him and thinking hey i want to be like you!!! So i did i ended up farming all around the uk and then took me to new zealand and i love...
    tea76 tea76 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 12, 2010

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    Today On My Ranch

    Today was very interesting for me. As a girl growing up on our family's ranch in Texas, there are some early morning chores me and my siblings take care of. Lynsey (10) and me (13) woke up at 4 am to herd the cattle. Normally, this is Luke's (15) job, but right now, he is...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 16-17, F Apr 4, 2013

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    We Raised Horses.

    So I guess it was so much of a 'farm', being that we only had one kinda animal.  When I was younger my mother gave me a sheep though.  That stupid thing used to torture me.  It used to find me wherever I was on the farm and just start head butting me like crazy...
    intothewoods intothewoods 26-30 2 Responses Aug 20, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    About a year ago we started buying meat in bulk frozen from a local rancher. It's soooo much better. I also like to go to farmers markets, except it's hard to know what to get...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 7

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    A horrible practice which serves no real purpose at all except to exploit Animals for commercial greed. The sad fact is - most people who are meat eaters are ignorant to the...
    Mmmcherries Mmmcherries 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    My parents live on a 2000 acre farm up in northern Minnesota. I really want to be on the farm my whole life. As soon as I'm done with school I hope to move back up there and help...
    wetgoodnite wetgoodnite 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 30

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    does anybody have any information or experience about starting a bullfrog farm.
    MasterDrag69 MasterDrag69 46-50, M Aug 22

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    I want to have a farm of my own one day.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Aug 22

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    Well after a week away on hols with my girls <3 i'm back on the farm and don't I know it?! We had a delivery of ten goats just before I went off and so now the daily routine...
    xemmaammex xemmaammex 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    RAP AND HIP-HOP'S best decade if you ask me. The hip-hop coming out of the east coast was mellow and smooth and lyrical and made you want to listen to it over and over like Guru...
    MaxSinner MaxSinner 31-35, M Aug 21

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    Hello! As you can see by the title I grew up as a JW and well...I love it :) I just got baptized at the international convention and I'm really excited haha it was so good and it...
    Christianboy17 Christianboy17 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 22

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    heres a picture of my flytrap i "cloned".. i pretty much just cut off a stem from when it was flowering and planted it back in the pot, i was amazed at how fast it grew compared to...
    CURRYXBLAZE CURRYXBLAZE 18-21, M Sep 1

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    As a young child I grew up in a nudist family. I remained at home until I completed college and got married. I was the 6th child of 13 children. The first thing we all did when...
    maturemominbackyard maturemominbackyard 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 6

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    I grew up with my mother and father going away to make money; mainly in the mining business. My mom generally cooked for the camps and my father did(and still does) the mining. I...
    whentheyscream whentheyscream 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I grew up in LA County and come from a nudist family. I have 1 sister and 2 brothers. My siblings plus their kids are all nudists. We get together a few times a year either at...
    momatpool momatpool 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Nobody gets this. I share this with others and they respond "me too". Then they start talking about college or studying abroad or being in high school sports. And I'm like NO! My...
    poorwhitetrash poorwhitetrash 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Anything or anyone who does anything even slightly more on the side of cruel than good or neutral are on my hit list and I will hunt them down and kill them
    MatildaBlack MatildaBlack 13-15, F Aug 16

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    I'm reading it now, it is allay striking me as based off slavery is that weird?
    JustKeepSpinning JustKeepSpinning 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    and I'm proud as punch to be one.
    HelterSkelter1 HelterSkelter1 22-25, M Aug 29

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    I live out in the country.. No I do not like country music.. Yes I can shoot a gun, yes I can fish and I know how to take care of animals.. No.. I do not hate the city.. Yes I...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    One gas fire in the living space, no heating in the rest of the house. No hot water and a broken boiler that never got fixed. No washing machine, weekly trips to the launderette...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I still am growing up without one. I can tell you that when I did have one, he was the greatest man I knew. I was really attached to him and loved him a lot. He was my hero. Some...
    Jessica4729 Jessica4729 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I didn't grow up with one. I didn't really understand that I had one tbh.. At 4 I couldn't really comprehend that EVERYONE had a mommy and daddy. Then at 5 he visited me for my...
    BallinBae BallinBae 16-17, F Aug 18

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    Just thought of a couple of more.. - Dogs won't bark at naked men - When a person dies you should burn his bed
    izzypie izzypie 36-40, F Aug 18

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    I really want to be cocky and very confident with myself but im still sooo shy its pathetic
    Qcf257 Qcf257 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    My mom & dad got separated when I was 7. My dad is sort of rich. Not RICH, but he's comfortable. He still lives in an apartment but that's b/c he wants to (his parents own it). I...
    njgirll njgirll 16-17, F Aug 23

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    I really cant take this anymore
    Hailey2524 Hailey2524 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    Dreams of me getting shaded under a money tree.
    CJCA CJCA 18-21, M Aug 27

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    I remember the duplex being cold because we couldn't afford to turn up the heat too high. My sister and I put on two pairs of socks, wrapped ourselves in blankets and shivered on...
    Chuckabeth Chuckabeth 18-21 2 Responses Aug 29