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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-28-09 02:27 PM
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48. My parents. They still own their citrus farm, although they
have it custom farmed these days, since they're 85. They bought it in 1971.

My father says that if he had a million dollars, he'd keep farming until it was all gone.
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  -Last generation in your family to farm? Bennyboy  Jul-27-09 10:12 PM   #0 
  - My Grandparents.  LostInAnomie   Jul-27-09 10:14 PM   #1 
  - still here  Kali   Jul-27-09 10:15 PM   #2 
  - That's cool... I have a friend that is an almond farmer  Bennyboy   Jul-27-09 10:32 PM   #4 
  - My husband farmed until the mid 1990s.  murielm99   Jul-28-09 04:06 AM   #28 
     - My mother was born  Enthusiast   Jul-28-09 04:34 AM   #29 
     - "splain to me Lucy" other people farm for you?  Bennyboy   Jul-28-09 11:21 AM   #42 
        - They rent from us.  murielm99   Jul-29-09 12:26 AM   #64 
           - Thanks. Clarified!  Bennyboy   Jul-29-09 06:06 PM   #66 
  - My husband's family were ALL farmers  cherish44   Jul-27-09 10:31 PM   #3 
  - Still have cousins and uncles farming  Tuesday Afternoon   Jul-27-09 10:36 PM   #5 
  - To OWN a farm? Who knows?  Iggo   Jul-27-09 10:40 PM   #6 
  - my grammy was a farm wife and hubby's parents and brother still farm  NMDemDist2   Jul-27-09 10:41 PM   #7 
  - Sold our farm a year ago . . . too much for a new olde widow to handle alone . . . [n/t]  Petrushka   Jul-27-09 10:48 PM   #8 
  - My dad (or myself)  Mythsaje   Jul-27-09 10:48 PM   #9 
  - me --and hope to again  handmade34   Jul-27-09 11:02 PM   #10 
  - My grandfathers father was a winemaker in Napa Valley  Brother Buzz   Jul-27-09 11:03 PM   #11 
  - I worked in The Valley for 30 years...  Adsos Letter   Jul-28-09 01:19 AM   #21 
     - Yes, phylloxera is here, in fact it never left.  Brother Buzz   Jul-28-09 08:03 PM   #63 
  - I grew up on a farm.  Silver Swan   Jul-27-09 11:09 PM   #12 
  - My great grandparents owned a farm in northeastern Ohio.  Arugula Latte   Jul-27-09 11:18 PM   #13 
  - My great-grandparents.  Aristus   Jul-28-09 12:11 AM   #14 
  - both my grandparents till they married...  madrchsod   Jul-28-09 12:19 AM   #15 
  - Both my parents. n/t  Mugu   Jul-28-09 12:25 AM   #16 
  - Me.  rrneck   Jul-28-09 12:33 AM   #17 
  - My dad's generation.  SeattleGirl   Jul-28-09 12:49 AM   #18 
  - Great-grandparents on my mother's side.  proteus_lives   Jul-28-09 12:51 AM   #19 
  - My GGG Grandfather and his son were farmers in Minnesota  Adsos Letter   Jul-28-09 01:14 AM   #20 
  - I'm 36. My father, born in '42, grew up in a family that farmed cucumbers  Norrin Radd   Jul-28-09 01:21 AM   #22 
  - Myself  pokerfan   Jul-28-09 01:24 AM   #23 
  - My great-grandparents, on both sides.  Sheltiemama   Jul-28-09 01:28 AM   #24 
  - I really don't know,  elleng   Jul-28-09 01:36 AM   #25 
  - My mother's parents had a small family farm in Central Alabama  csziggy   Jul-28-09 02:31 AM   #26 
  - Greatgrand parents as adults, grandparents as they were growing up.  TheKentuckian   Jul-28-09 03:17 AM   #27 
  - My grandfather. n/t  Orsino   Jul-28-09 06:24 AM   #30 
  - All four of my Grandparents farmed when they were young  Burma Jones   Jul-28-09 08:14 AM   #31 
  - My grandparents as well.  semillama   Jul-28-09 08:22 AM   #32 
  - We're Back  Rosie1223   Jul-28-09 08:27 AM   #33 
  - both sets of grandparents grew up on farms  Ex Lurker   Jul-28-09 08:35 AM   #34 
  - Both sets of grandparents had small farms.  femmocrat   Jul-28-09 08:38 AM   #35 
  - still some of my generation (first cousins) farming  pitohui   Jul-28-09 10:40 AM   #36 
  - My grandfather was a farmer and a teacher. nt  DevonRex   Jul-28-09 10:43 AM   #37 
  - My father was an Oklahoma farm boy.  Bertha Venation   Jul-28-09 10:46 AM   #38 
  - A bunch of my family still do  dropkickpa   Jul-28-09 10:47 AM   #39 
  - My great grandparents.  Blue Diadem   Jul-28-09 10:53 AM   #40 
  - My father, till he left for NYC just before WW II  HamdenRice   Jul-28-09 10:57 AM   #41 
  - My Dad still dabbles  AwakeAtLast   Jul-28-09 11:58 AM   #43 
  - My grandfather, born in the 1890's.  mysuzuki2   Jul-28-09 12:05 PM   #44 
  - Depends whether you count step-family.  SteppingRazor   Jul-28-09 12:27 PM   #45 
  - I have cousins that still farm.  Jokerman   Jul-28-09 12:44 PM   #46 
  - My grandmother was a farmer. A doctor's wife and a farmer.  applegrove   Jul-28-09 12:55 PM   #47 
  - My parents. They still own their citrus farm, although they  MineralMan   Jul-28-09 02:27 PM   #48 
  - Great Great Grandparents, in Holland --  elehhhhna   Jul-28-09 03:10 PM   #49 
  - Great Great Grandparents, in Holland --  elehhhhna   Jul-28-09 03:10 PM   #50 
  - My dad - until he went into the Army  LaurenG   Jul-28-09 03:13 PM   #51 
  - Great-great grandparents  bikebloke   Jul-28-09 03:16 PM   #52 
  - My dad ...  Kickin_Donkey   Jul-28-09 03:18 PM   #53 
  - no one in the the last two centuries  La Lioness Priyanka   Jul-28-09 03:21 PM   #54 
  - My grandparents - both sides  ashling   Jul-28-09 04:31 PM   #55 
  - Between rantings of how the evil liberals were ruining this country  Wapsie B   Jul-28-09 04:34 PM   #56 
  - My dad's parents farmed.  MilesColtrane   Jul-28-09 04:42 PM   #57 
  - My great-grandparents  Zomby Woof   Jul-28-09 05:02 PM   #58 
  - My grandparents.  mwdem   Jul-28-09 05:05 PM   #59 
  - Great great great grandparents  carpetbagger   Jul-28-09 05:07 PM   #60 
  - Unknown. (They must be back there somewhere.) I seem to come from  Moondog   Jul-28-09 05:09 PM   #61 
  - My Aunt still farms, and I will.  texanwitch   Jul-28-09 05:10 PM   #62 
  - Not including growing pot... Grandparents. nt  Startup   Jul-29-09 12:28 AM   #65 
  - Define family, define farm  Xipe Totec   Jul-29-09 06:15 PM   #67 
  - My Grandparents on both sides - when they lived in Czechoslovakia  livetohike   Jul-29-09 06:50 PM   #68 
  - Great grandparents had a farm in upstate New York.  wickerwoman   Jul-29-09 10:11 PM   #69 
  - My dad and 6 uncles are all still farming  NickB79   Jul-30-09 12:50 AM   #70 
  - Granddad was a sharecropper until WWII broke out - I've got the last plow used on that farm  Nevernose   Jul-30-09 01:02 AM   #71 
 

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