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  1. #22517
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    The sun is shining in the sky, there's not a cloud in sight...it's stopped raining and it's a beautiful today; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqmid9MlFSw
    Government is a disease...
    ...masquerading as its own cure…
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  2. #22518
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    Beautiful trip to my homeland...very emotional, very happy AND sad.....
    I have always loved and been amazed by the Prairies and the Prairie people....and I respect them even more now......homesteading in the early 1800s and living in tents in -50 degF weather is $%^#ing insane.......Nike wouldn't have had a T-shirt with 'no fear' then....it would have read 'severe, gristly and unyielding ba$tards....beware'.....
    I got to run some neat equipment......John Deere makes some serious $hit man.....
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lockhart View Post
    Beautiful trip to my homeland...very emotional, very happy AND sad.....
    I have always loved and been amazed by the Prairies and the Prairie people....and I respect them even more now......homesteading in the early 1800s and living in tents in -50 degF weather is $%^#ing insane.......
    Good for you! Where is da homeland??

    I went to Paxton, Nebraska last summer. We took a county road (that was a single lane cowpath) about 30 miles into the prairie/sandhills.... cattle guards every 5 miles....

    And there in the middle of nowhere is a cemetery from the early 1800's.... someone with a big heart keeps the weeds down.... saw one family in there lost a child every winter for 3 years...

    Sad, but like you say it makes you respect what used to be....

  4. #22520
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger93rsl View Post
    Buenos dνas, Bret y Todos.
    say what ???????
    If you help others then you are a Success

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    The sun is shining in the sky, there's not a cloud in sight...it's stopped raining and it's a beautiful today; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqmid9MlFSw

    enjoy
    If you help others then you are a Success

  6. #22522
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lockhart View Post
    Beautiful trip to my homeland...very emotional, very happy AND sad.....
    I have always loved and been amazed by the Prairies and the Prairie people....and I respect them even more now......homesteading in the early 1800s and living in tents in -50 degF weather is $%^#ing insane.......Nike wouldn't have had a T-shirt with 'no fear' then....it would have read 'severe, gristly and unyielding ba$tards....beware'.....
    I got to run some neat equipment......John Deere makes some serious $hit man.....
    did you get to drive the combi???
    If you help others then you are a Success

  7. #22523
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    Quote Originally Posted by fcs View Post
    did you get to drive the combi???
    Nope......rode jump seat in in though.....talk about a $350,000 video game.....a joystick with about 30 buttons on it, 4 video screens, iPod torqued up, and a 16 year old kid in his white socks running it and telling me how $$%^ing easy it was.....
    I also rode in a 'sprayer with over 150' of boom out that has 5 sonic sensors in each side that articulates at 20 mph over the land so that it maintains about 8" above the 'weeds' no matter the dips and hills....wow....

    Very Impressive....and humbling...
    Last edited by Doug Lockhart; 09-10-2011 at 03:07 PM.
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

  8. #22524
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    You know its a big tractor when it needs FIVE headlights!
    [Avatar photo from a Florida training accident. Everyone walked away.]
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  9. #22525
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    Quote Originally Posted by knave View Post
    Good for you! Where is da homeland??

    I went to Paxton, Nebraska last summer. We took a county road (that was a single lane cowpath) about 30 miles into the prairie/sandhills.... cattle guards every 5 miles....

    And there in the middle of nowhere is a cemetery from the early 1800's.... someone with a big heart keeps the weeds down.... saw one family in there lost a child every winter for 3 years...

    Sad, but like you say it makes you respect what used to be....
    That it does Evan....we went out too to the 'town cemetery' and there too was a family that lost two children at 15 and 16 months old.....buried beside their Mother that then died a few months after that.....probably of grief...
    Here's my Great Grandfather's headstone....that one that lived the first two winters in a tent! I also found out he was a pigheaded, stubborn, loudmouthed, opinionated Scotsman......I got it honestly.....!!!

    Doreen is the 'ole girl' in the picture and is 84 or 85 I think....she's got pictures and stuff going back a hundred years. Her house was built in 1905 and she still lives in it......and yes it now has 'flush toilets'.
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

  10. #22526
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lockhart View Post
    I also found out he was a pigheaded, stubborn, loudmouthed, opinionated Scotsman......I got it honestly.....!!!
    According to my dad, that is my grandfather to a "t."

    He came to Canada from Rutherglen, Scotland in the 1800's and opened a tailor shop in New Westminster.
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  11. #22527
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    I found this a while back, lost it, found it again and, with Doug getting back in touch with his roots, decided to share it here.

    A Native's Springtime

    The geese have all flown northward
    and the bluebird's been around.
    From the smell of native's breath
    the leeks are through the ground.

    Old winter's back is broken
    the creek has begun to rise
    and one can't help thinking
    of his fish pole and flies.

    As we look about us
    and see the sights of spring
    We are glad we are alive
    and can enjoy everything.

    Yes, I enjoy springtime
    everyone does, no doubt.
    But, how empty it would be
    if we didn't have any trout.

    When your troubles get the best of you
    and seem like ugly dreams
    Just take out your boots and pole
    and spend a day along the streams

    You may catch a brookie in the riffles,
    You may catch a brownie in a hole
    but being next to nature
    is tonic to your soul

    After a day of fishing
    even if you've caught but one or two
    You'll find the trouble lifting
    and the sun will be shining through.

    If I were a medical doctor
    the tonic I would advise
    A day along the streams
    under Potter County Skies
    Max


    This was first published in The East Fork Sportsman Newspaper Volume1 Number 3 in March of 1939.

    It was also used at his eulogy in June of 1987.

  12. #22528
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    I found this a while back, lost it, found it again and, with Doug getting back in touch with his roots, decided to share it here.

    A Native's Springtime

    The geese have all flown northward
    and the bluebird's been around.
    From the smell of native's breath
    the leeks are through the ground.

    Old winter's back is broken
    the creek has begun to rise
    and one can't help thinking
    of his fish pole and flies.

    As we look about us
    and see the sights of spring
    We are glad we are alive
    and can enjoy everything.

    Yes, I enjoy springtime
    everyone does, no doubt.
    But, how empty it would be
    if we didn't have any trout.

    When your troubles get the best of you
    and seem like ugly dreams
    Just take out your boots and pole
    and spend a day along the streams

    You may catch a brookie in the riffles,
    You may catch a brownie in a hole
    but being next to nature
    is tonic to your soul

    After a day of fishing
    even if you've caught but one or two
    You'll find the trouble lifting
    and the sun will be shining through.

    If I were a medical doctor
    the tonic I would advise
    A day along the streams
    under Potter County Skies
    Max


    This was first published in The East Fork Sportsman Newspaper Volume1 Number 3 in March of 1939.

    It was also used at his eulogy in June of 1987.
    You found my secret to why I ride up that mountain....4 days a week....I was always a tech freak but in my later life here now I find that connection with nature sooooo important. We have all these man made things/ideas/contracts...they are essentially all bull$hit.....the only laws that are ALWAYS/ALL WAYS true are the "laws of Nature"......and you comprehend them fully only when you're part of them....
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

  13. #22529
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    Good morning, Bret and everyone.
    [Avatar photo from a Florida training accident. Everyone walked away.]
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