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Is there another place everyone is going now? DAPnet has gone to facebook but I don't use it. Is RH going somehere like fb too?

God bless


Klaus Karbaumer says 2019-03-09 14:53:52 (CST)

Mike, I wondered about that, too. I do not use Facebook either, also because I see no reason to be a) mined by them for any information they can share with other big corporations , b) supportive of a huge corporation instead of a small enterprise like RH; the latter one by the way pay the cost of the Front Porch without charging us anything.

9 days ago via Forums | Front Porch Forum

Ossahatchee says 2019-03-10 06:56:14 (CST)

I have been wondering the same thing. I hope this site doesn't go the way of the dinosaur. This forum is has been very helpful to me and is the only forum that has always been civil.

8 days ago via Forums | Front Porch Forum

K.C. Fox says 2019-03-14 17:28:19 (CST)

A lot of the time I post things some people may take offense to my post It was not posted with that intent. Sometimes I just don't know any other way to get my point across. There is the right way to do things my way and your way If it works for me and your way works for you, nothing is wrong with us, we just do things A different way. I have learned there are some other ways to do things than the way I have always done them. OK looking for everyone's post on most any thing.

3 days ago via Forums | Front Porch Forum

Klaus Karbaumer says 2019-03-15 09:12:30 (CST)

Apart from that nobody should be so thin-skinned to be OFFENDED by different point of views, I do not think, K.C. , that YOU ever posted anything in a way that was offensive.

3 days ago via Forums | Front Porch Forum

NoraWI says 2019-03-16 06:02:03 (CST)

K.C. Fox, your "attitude" did not scare others away. You are not guilty of anything. Besides, Uncle Joe "filters" all comments before he posts them.

What has happened is that a great many sites have gone to Facebook because they get the service for free. Rural Heritage has elected to continue its site and the Front Porch independently and pays to continue to offer it to everyone without them having to pass through a gatekeeper like FB. And I commend Rural Heritage for it.

Unhappily, we also lost a great many traditional posters whose outlying locations did not offer the internet access that the new Front Porch software required. I guess that could be called "progress." I am being sarcastic, of course. Pity. I miss those "old timers" as well. I am getting to be an "old timer," too, and not using my critters the way I once did. Time flies on...

2 days ago via Forums | Front Porch Forum

hag says 2019-03-16 10:40:15 (CST)

Joe i wonder, do you have any contact information like an email for some of tbe regulars who are mia? Maybe drop them a line and tell them they are missed

2 days ago via Forums | Front Porch Forum

Mike Rock says 2019-03-16 15:50:45 (CST)

I was wondering the same thing about a 'contact and wake 'em up list'.
Let everyone know that we're still alive and well.

KC, this is the most mild mannered website on the net.... I don't think anyone would get offended as horse/farm people have seen it all......

Our local flooding is the worst in 25 years or more. I've been on this farm since 1990 and haven't seen anything like this. My half mile driveway is coming down hill, fast. There are ruts out there that you could go out and bob for Percherons (like bobbing for apples)..... 4WD is the only way out. The folks down river are going to be catching this soon.....I wonder if the Mississippi will rise like in the early nineties, or whenever that last big one was.

God bless you all.

Oh, Valerie is planting like crazy, flats are piling up on the heat mats.

Drove by Rod Sales old place last week. We went to high school together.

2 days ago via Forums | Front Porch Forum

NoraWI says 2019-03-17 06:45:05 (CST)

Mike Rock, you must farm close to me. Been here since '88. I am located a bit north of Rod Sales. Was wondering what happened to his place and whether Jackie held on to it. Nice place. He gave me his laying hens just before he went into the hospital. Unfortunately, they, too, are all seniors now. But I do have two of them left for auld lang syne.

1 day ago via Forums | Front Porch Forum

JerryHicks says 2019-03-18 06:13:40 (CST)

I know, speaking for myself, this has been one hectic year. It began in April last year when my brother in law died. The end of that month I had a mule get out and get hit by a car and that started a series of legal issues that took some time to sort out. The weather in our area made for a miserable year with hay and later pasture in short supply. As I was working a part time job, I didn't have time to put up the amount of hay that I normally would have. A local person assured me that he would cover me and had plenty of hay, then about Thanksgiving disappeared and left me high and dry with no hay. I've since been scrambling all winter to feed stock. There has been all sorts of little fires to be put out on our place this year and they've all added up to one long miserable year and then on top of that I recently had to put down my old mule. He had gotten to as best I can figure 36 years old, some would say a little older than that, but he had gotten to the point that he couldn't get up and something had to happen. I'm currently trying to do some plowing, move the last of the hay needed to finish the winter, and fill a contract for cedar logs. My mule that was involved in the car accident is going back to work dragging the logs out for staging and seems to be now recovered. I think with the rise of social media people are faced with so many web sites vying for attention that its hard to remember that there are still good places in which to express themselves without the in your face attacks, pandering advertisements, and images of cats, that flood the net. I'm glad to see folks making the effort to keep in touch and, if nothing else, just say "Hello, I'm still here!"

10 hours ago via Forums | Front Porch Forum

vince mautino says 2019-03-18 13:25:02 (CST)

I'm about like Jerry. Life got in the way with death in the family, taking care of estate, surgeries for me etc. When I checked back a few months ago, there were no new posts.
Presently, I am getting recuperated from a blizzard we had last week and a tree got blown down on the barn trapping the mules in. WE had Category II hurricane winds at 85-100MPH coupled with snow. Who would of thought along the front range of the Rockies

3 hours ago via Forums | Front Porch Forum

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