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What makes YOU country?

Posted By: cathryn

What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 07:26 PM

I was just thinkin and wonderin whats something yall have done or do that someone who wasnt country wouldn't know how to do?

Or something youve done as a youngin kids today wouldnt have a clue how to do today?

Other than trap.

My first one is ive churned butter.
Posted By: Yes sir

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 07:29 PM

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Posted By: k snow

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 07:29 PM

Used a one wheel plow to put in and weed grandpa's garden

And had to wait til dad got home when I got in trouble....
Posted By: Spade

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 07:31 PM

Castrated pigs

Banded calf testicles
Posted By: Providence Farm

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 07:38 PM

Originally Posted by Spade
Castrated pigs

Banded calf testicles


All about the testicles

She said county not deliverance.


Garden, keep bees, tap maple trees, butcher my Own stock and game Heat with wood and a ll it intails. Make soap use a close line .add on and on.

Basically be able to feed yourself with out the grocery if I need to.
Posted By: Wanna Be

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 07:43 PM

Just basic life necessities. I think most on here could live without electricity and provide their own food if it came down to it. I know a lot of folks that would resort to crime if it came to eating or starving.
Posted By: Dirty D

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 07:45 PM

Cut my own firewood and saw up lumber from my woods.
Burn my woods and fields every spring and fall.
Invasive weed and brush control, more than just spraying dandelions. Often takes about 2 weeks or more spread out over the summer.

Lots of city folk do gardens, often times it just the scale of the garden thats different.
Posted By: mole

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 07:51 PM

Harvested Spruce Gum.
Posted By: FairbanksLS

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 07:56 PM


Drink water from a mountain stream while at work. Took my bath in a wash tub as a child. We only had cold running water in the kitchen and an outhouse until I was in 4th grade. I still love to pee off the porch.
Posted By: chas3457

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 08:01 PM

I'd have to write a book. Not sure the Boss would appreciate me blowing up T-Man with over use of band width. eek




Charlie
Posted By: Tom Fisher

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 08:07 PM

raised and sold fish,shang, goldenseal, made syrup, worked with a trap company testing equipment dug various medicanal roots sold various plants as part of fish managment cut logs for firewood/furniture enjoyed life----gonna have have a good time with whats left of my time---should mention a good wife that put up with me&my schemes
Posted By: Bob

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 08:29 PM

Heck so many things. Held baby deer and carried them out of the path of the swather I was operating many times. Took my kids, 10, 11, and 12 years old camping, hiked in from the road about two miles and set up camp. Made them carry all their own gear. No phone service. Then informed the kids that I (purposely) did not pack any food and very little water, so if they were hungry or thirsty they were gonna have to figure out how to use what nature provided. I told them how to get water from the creek and boil it in the small pot i packed. I did bring a fishing rod, but no bait, so they took it and foraged for bait and then caught their own fish for dinner. Then I said that’s great, here’s my knife, go clean them. They did. And then i said oops, didn’t bring anything to cook them in, guess you gotta learn to cook on a fire with zero modern utensils. And they did. I didn’t help them do any of it, though I did offer small bits of guidance. We stayed two nights up there, they fended for themselves the entire time. I feel like that was good for them, might even do it again and stay longer.

I’ve done many things most city folk don’t do. I’d say the biggest thing that sets me apart from those who live in the city is my connection with and understanding of the natural world. They like to look at nature, where I am a part of nature.
Posted By: Giant Sage

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 08:35 PM

Take of your hat and boots in the mud room. And wash up in the wash basin before dinner aka lunch or dinner. But now a days don't worry bout the dirt.
Posted By: cathryn

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 08:35 PM

Washed clothes on a washboard and with a wringer washer
Posted By: ky_coyote_hunter

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 08:38 PM

Smoking grapevine stems, frog gigging, eating squirrel brains, noodling, catching cottonmouths, potato guns, etc.
Posted By: Kevin Colpetzer

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 08:47 PM

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Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 08:49 PM

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Posted By: mike mason

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 08:53 PM

Originally Posted by cathryn
Washed clothes on a washboard and with a wringer washer

My mom would do that in the basement. We had 3 soap stone sinks and she would put us 3 kids in one sink with a comforter and use the other 2 sinks to wash the clothes. Then she would carry us outside when she hung the laundry on the lines. Mostly diapers!
Posted By: warrior

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 08:55 PM

Well I know what gee and haw mean. And which way pole beans wrap themselves.
Posted By: Boco

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 08:57 PM

Lived off the grid for a good many years before it was known as that-no electricity no running water.
Never considered it being "Country"or anything,just normal way to live in the bush.
Posted By: cathryn

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 09:05 PM

Originally Posted by ky_coyote_hunter
Smoking grapevine stems, frog gigging, eating squirrel brains, noodling, catching cottonmouths, potato guns, etc.

I forgot giggin and tater guns.. loads of fun there.
Posted By: Posco

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 09:07 PM

Playing Dwight Yoakam in heavy rotation.
Posted By: cathryn

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 09:10 PM

Catching baby rabbits..chipmunks birds and.groundhogs barefoot and by hand. grin

And i got every twangy song Dwight Yoakum ever recorded.
Just listened to I aint that lonely yet"
Posted By: Posco

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 09:14 PM

Originally Posted by cathryn
And i got every twangy song Dwight Yoakum ever recorded.
Just listened to I aint that lonely yet"

Lol. Nice.
Posted By: mike mason

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 09:27 PM

Raise your own food, garden,orchard , berry bushes, honeybees, make maple syrup, raise/butcher own meat, eggs, raw milk, wild mushrooms, frog legs, snapping turtles, cut/ heat with firewood, cut logs and ash bolts. The list could go on and on.
Posted By: cathryn

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 09:27 PM

Keep em .comin !

Takin my turn on the hand crank ice cream freezer before i got so hard to turn hat the guys finished it off.

Pitching hay on haystacks
Posted By: SundanceMtnMan

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 09:31 PM

Made sauerkraut using a kraut cutter and stone crocks.
Posted By: Paul Dobbins

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 09:33 PM

After my uncle, who is three months younger than me, and I got back from helping put hay in the barn, grandpa would give us a Budweiser to split. It was kept in the milk cooler and was ice cold. We were around ten at the time.
Posted By: MikeTraps2

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 09:52 PM

HMMmmmm.
Pick and eat wild-berries from the vine
Pick wild mushrooms
Skin anything that walks, crawls, slithers or flies
Catching crayfish in the crick
Smoking pokeweed pipes as a kid
Running around barefoot all summer
Being able to name dang near any bird or animal I see
Knowing how to read the stars for navigation
Rock hopping in the crick
Rafting down the crick using machetes to cut our poles
Using a real bamboo pole to go cane pole fishin
Posted By: SundanceMtnMan

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 10:04 PM

Paul
I remember my grandpa, dad, uncles and any male visitors sitting around the cooler drinking a beer after a day's work. I was given a swallow but I never did develop a liking for it.
Posted By: Gulo

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 10:05 PM

Refreshments from our own still.
My first kiss, she stole my dip with her tongue.
Wine outta pretty much anything.
Driving at 10-years old, but until I was 24 years old, couldn't figure out how to drive an automatic shift.
First time at a sit-down restaurant, I was 18 and had my first soda-pop.

Jack
Posted By: eric space

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 10:09 PM

Milked 110 head of Holsteins every morning before school. All the boys and girls were farm kids in my grammar school. Didn't realize all girls did not smell like cows until I went to a regional high school where there were some town girls!
Posted By: charles

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 10:09 PM

Got a 91 Honda 300. Still like Budweiser. Going catfishing next week. Listen to Merle. Belong to a deer club, a sporting clay club, and a rifle and pistol club.

No bumper stickers though.
Posted By: BigBob

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 10:16 PM

Cut, split, haul and stack all my own firewood for the winter
Hunt, fish and gather
My country cabin has Electric when I get it turned on, Propane to cook, wood heat, outhouse I built and maintain myself, jug water, GF's usually hate it, but I love it.
My City house is refered to as "The Hermit Hole" by several GF's
Run my Hounds, Beagles
Not much I buy that's not marked down or on sale
I tend to "Make it, Make do, Or do without".
Have an abiding dislike for libtards
Can read a map and know pretty much what the land looks like.
Helped butcher and put up 2500 chickens
Put up several barns full of hay
Fish and Gig Frogs on the Mississippi River day and night.
Washed clothes and bathed in a Crick and a tin washtub.
Posted By: Whirlybird

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 10:53 PM

Cook every meal on my wood cookstove with the wood I cut. Except for June-August...
Posted By: AntiGov

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 11:38 PM

Wizz off the front porch
Posted By: AntiGov

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 11:40 PM

Posted By: Brian Mongeau

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 11:48 PM

Climbed trees, drank from a hose, rode bikes with no helmet.
Caught pigeons under a bridge and crayfish in the river.
Raised chickens for meat and eggs.
Ate all kinds of wild game (like most of you). The most exotic being seal in Newfoundland.
Bred and hunted with retrievers.
Drank milk right out of a cow.
Posted By: Crowfoot

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/16/22 11:49 PM

Prepare chitlins'.
Fresh "creek slung" or "stump whooped" .... everwhich way you like.
(J. Clower)
We just soaked, rinsed them in a wash tub.
Posted By: mike mason

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 12:07 AM

Originally Posted by AntiGov
Wizz off the front porch


My 3 brothers and I would have contests off the porch!
Posted By: patrapperbuster

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 12:16 AM

Made trotlines
Posted By: Turtledale

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 12:22 AM

Shoot everything with a bb gun or slingshot when we were kids.
Still own the bb guns and slingshots 50 years later and still like to shoot them

Catch crayfish down at the crick and cook em in an old hubcap over a fire growing up.

Drive more on dirt roads than pavement

Can operate anything from a motorcycle to a bulldozer
Posted By: cathryn

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 12:24 AM

Originally Posted by mike mason
Originally Posted by AntiGov
Wizz off the front porch


My 3 brothers and I would have contests off the porch!

3/4 of the guys i know over 3 still do that daily.lol


I've made hominy from hickory king corn and gave mouth to nose resecutation to a lamb..bout a 20 lbs and saved its life when the worm ipilll got.lodged in his throat. His eyes rolled back in his head and he wentt limp. I grabbed him from Jerry and placed mouth over his nose and and blew deep and hard. Jerry said it was too much i said hes dead if i dont do something..after about 5 or 6 strong puffs the pull dislodged.

It was a good feeling..saving its life

I've picked pie cherries off the biggest cherry tree you've ever seen in my grandma's yard.

Ive played adpotlight with my cousins and used an outhouse. Still do some days.
Posted By: yotetrapper30

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 12:29 AM

Most of the stuff that's already been mentioned other than the cattle/horse stuff. I garden, can, dehydrate, pickle, and freeze veggies. Have made soap, hominy, cheese, candles, wove baskets, etc. Hunting with slingshots made from a forked stick. Catching crawfish and leeches in the creek.

I remember when I was about 10 I dragged my dad on a tent camping trip into the "deep woods" about 2 miles from home where a deep creek was. We set out limb lines, and I found a bunch of wild raspberries. In the morning we had fried fish and wild raspberry pancakes over the campfire. Boy, I sure felt like a real woodsman then, haha
Posted By: T-Rex

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 12:56 AM

Can't say. ATF&E and others might be listening.
Posted By: Outlaw99

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 01:07 AM

Posted By: Scott__aR

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 01:13 AM

Learned how to water witch and drive a sand point well by hand at 14.
Posted By: Marty

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 01:13 AM

atf makes me country...always keep it on hand.

smile
Posted By: Posco

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 01:15 AM

Forced to pick berries for my mother to can. Few of you have been brutalized like that.
Posted By: Outlaw99

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 01:15 AM

Posted By: beartooth trapr

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 01:16 AM

I switched from Skoal mint to Copenhagen mint this year, does that count? laugh
Posted By: J Staton

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 01:17 AM

I pee outside more than do inside.
Posted By: RustyShacklefrd

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 01:18 AM

We put a guy inside an old outhouse once and lit it on fire. It was funny and nobody was hurt
Posted By: Outlaw99

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 01:22 AM

Originally Posted by beartooth trapr
I switched from Skoal mint to Copenhagen mint this year, does that count? laugh


Only if it’s snuff
Posted By: Crowfoot

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 01:26 AM

Speakin' of whizzin" ..... always enjoyed writin' my name in the snow. ( can only abbreviate it now smile 0
Posted By: beartooth trapr

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 01:28 AM

Originally Posted by J Staton
I pee outside more than do inside.

I do too, laugh
Posted By: beartooth trapr

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 01:30 AM

Originally Posted by Outlaw99
Originally Posted by beartooth trapr
I switched from Skoal mint to Copenhagen mint this year, does that count? laugh


Only if it’s snuff

You know it, I need to get some Red Man before they change the name. crazy
Posted By: grumley701

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 01:34 AM

Originally Posted by beartooth trapr
I switched from Skoal mint to Copenhagen mint this year, does that count? laugh


You could of just got a stick of gum...
laugh
Posted By: Nessmuck

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 01:39 AM

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Been mistaken for Trace Adkins before…
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Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 01:39 AM

Originally Posted by Kevin Colpetzer
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Amen.
Posted By: ol' dad

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 01:47 AM

When these are part of your daily wardrobe

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ol'dad
Posted By: Spade

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 01:48 AM

Originally Posted by Providence Farm
Originally Posted by Spade
Castrated pigs

Banded calf testicles


All about the testicles

She said county not deliverance.


Garden, keep bees, tap maple trees, butcher my Own stock and game Heat with wood and a ll it intails. Make soap use a close line .add on and on.

Basically be able to feed yourself with out the grocery if I need to.



Only a Hoosier would know about that.
Posted By: JoMiBru

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 02:19 AM

Learn to be just as confident in the woods with bow and arrow than with a gun.

However, Hand Load a box of .308 , 20 rounds, and kill 20 deer with that box one box.

Stack hay proper.

Hang a gill net and use it to catch fish successfully.

Fill freezers with red meat, fish, and vegetables to provide for my family.


Shouldn’t have to try to be country, to be country.

John
Posted By: Slick Pan

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 02:44 AM

"You can take the boy out of the country but you cannot take the country out of the boy" is so true.
Posted By: elkaholic

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 02:53 AM

Shook the milk bottle that was sitting on the table before getting a glass, or pouring it over cereal.

Learned the proper way to load a hay wagon.

Learned to stay out of the way of the hay elevator when loading bales into the hay loft.
Posted By: MT bowhunter

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 04:07 AM

Been country all my life. My Great great grandparents here in 1884.
Posted By: HobbieTrapper

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 10:41 AM

Originally Posted by JoMiBru
Shouldn’t have to try to be country, to be country.

John


True.

I will add stopping by an elderly shut in with a flat top to pick and sing a hymn or two on a Sunday.

And putting down an old dog you grew up with and seeing it to its final resting place.
Posted By: cathryn

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 11:00 AM

Originally Posted by HobbieTrapper
Originally Posted by JoMiBru
Shouldn’t have to try to be country, to be country.

John


True.

I will add stopping by an elderly shut in with a flat top to pick and sing a hymn or two on a Sunday.

And putting down an old dog you grew up with and seeing it to its final resting place.



Who's "ryin" to be country i am what i am.

I aint wanna those "cowboys" with a new hat and boots that aint ever seen dirt and theyve never even rode a horse

That b3ing said.

I have a pitch fork and a wire pen in my truck at all times. And a twist stick cause you never know when youre gonna have to mark something after doctorin.
Posted By: cathryn

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 11:01 AM

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Posted By: K91773

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 12:07 PM

I think it is more about attitude than what you do, it is a sense of community, a love for the land, a love for family, caring about your neighbors, a love for the Country, and the Lord. It is the ability to look at a problem and see how to make it better without relying on the Government to fix it. It is about seeing things as they are rather than how the media wants to portray them. It is about being able to make do with what you have.
Posted By: run

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 12:13 PM

Originally Posted by Kevin Colpetzer
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Nice picture.
Posted By: run

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 12:13 PM

Originally Posted by J Staton
I pee outside more than do inside.

My favorite.
Posted By: Diggerman

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 12:27 PM

Could run barefoot down a gravel road and butcher chickens at 8 years.
Posted By: Posco

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 12:34 PM

Originally Posted by Diggerman
Could run barefoot down a gravel road and butcher chickens at 8 years.


Textbook country right there.
Posted By: cathryn

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 01:15 PM

I've picked up fresh roadkill and cooked it for supper..more than once..various species. grin
Posted By: salemtrapper

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 01:40 PM

As a kid the family great grandpa and his kids all the way down to great great grand kids made molasses, I remember dipping the cane into the final product and licking it off. Hauled tons of hay in the middle of the night by hand, went with grandpa plenty of times to throw hay from the back of the truck to feed cattle in dead winter.. also we would go to the lake my grandpa made, with my great grandpa to feed the catfish with hounddog dog food, he would pull up hono the horn and catfish would go rolling. I start throwing. I don't think he cared about actually feeding the fish, it was I was the only grand kid around of some kind and he wanted to do something to do with me. I would drive my old Honda XR 100 down to great grandmas to help her pick corn dig taters and whatever else I needed to do for her, to can after canning she would have me walk down in the cellar to store the items. I miss those days life is busy with a 10 year old and 6 year old never sit and think about them until something like this comes up, so thanks for that!
Posted By: cathryn

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 01:45 PM

Salemtrapper..your great grandma thought a great deal..evident because she let you handle the canned goods. She had great faith in you.
Here if you helped put things in the cellar you were the (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman). Cause not everyone got asked to help with that chore.
Posted By: Scott T

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 01:46 PM

It’s my attitude and I wouldn’t have it any other way. We went to the dark side once and hated it. Moved back home and never looked back.
Posted By: upstateNY

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 01:52 PM

Originally Posted by Paul Dobbins
After my uncle, who is three months younger than me, and I got back from helping put hay in the barn, grandpa would give us a Budweiser to split. It was kept in the milk cooler and was ice cold. We were around ten at the time.

LOL.When I was young,,If I did a good days work on the farm,,at the end of the day I was allowed a "short" beer. smile I think they were like 7 1/2 ounces or something like that.It sure tasted good!
Posted By: salemtrapper

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 02:44 PM

Cathryn she was 90 plus didn't do stairs and all she had was me and grandma and mom around lol she didn't have much choice. All her other kids left for the city most worked at gm and the others Boeing. They come down on weekends to help and visit. As a kid no other kids my age around the community I spent alot of time down there, mostly just so I could ride my dirt bike somewhere other then the house. They have long gone but t I own 20 acres of that farm, and woulfbt sell for anything! I'm not a sentimental person but with that I am, I've had a few offers to sell but wouldn't even hear them out, too many memories and too much work put into to even think of an offer. My uncle owns another 20 next to us, he is heck bent to get me to sell.. when he says how much, I turn around and ask him how much for his lol .. he has figured out won't happen now he is trying to getme to go in and buy things with him like a tractor and what not, he lives in New Mexico and when he retired he is coming home he says. I know what ge wants go in half buy the equipment and me take care of things do all he has to do is move and it will be ready.
Posted By: cathryn

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 03:30 PM

Exactly Salem.

You do all the hard work.. then he comes back and wants to run things.lol

Tell him since your gonna be the one doing the work. He can buy the tractor. grin

I found out 2 days ago my aunt is having my mamaws old place torn down and burned July 11th.

It's right up the road from my house.

I don't wanna be anywhere close to home when that happens and theride to work..past the place will never be the same.
I can still see my papaw setting on the porch in his rocker with the hummingbirds landing all over him.

I've been taking lots of pics.

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It might not be much to look at but my mamaw raised 12 kids in that house.

Lots of memories in that little place.

I hate to see it go.

I know it's a little out of focus
Posted By: Boco

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 05:19 PM

Stem of straw grass hanging out the corner of my mouth.
Posted By: beaverpeeler

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 05:38 PM

Pick huckleberries for $$$, peeled cascara for $$$, picked wild mushrooms for $$$, picked fiddleheads for $$$, picked wild blackberries for $$$. In addition, helped make the love connection for a 850 lb landrace boar with my eight 275 lb yorkshire gilts and got an eyeload full for my trouble. laugh That country enough?
Posted By: cathryn

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 10:42 PM

I've gathered eggs from a nest on the front porch and cut a chunk of home cured bacon off the slab in the smokehouse for breakfast.
Posted By: Catch22

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 11:08 PM

I at 13 years old, in the bed of a Chevy truck with a 20 gauge shotgun shooting groundhogs on country roads, while my Dad drove, my Mama made us all bologna sandwiches and handed me one out the window. From the words of David Allen Coe, if that ain't country, I'll kiss your A**. grin
Posted By: Guss

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 11:30 PM

I drank out of a Mason jar does that count??.
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Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 11:35 PM


Posted By: upstateNY

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/17/22 11:51 PM

We would hollow out an acorn,,drill a little hole in the side with our pocket knife,,,stick a piece of straw in it for a stem.That was our pipe.Then we would smoke dried corn silk through it.We were being bad. smile Any one else smoke corn silk out on the farm ?? If that was the baddest thing kids did today we would have a much better world.The Old Man caught me one day,,and said if I catch you doing that in the barn with the hay,,,Im gonna stick my foot up your arse.P;S; he didn't say arse. frown
Posted By: 330-Trapper

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/18/22 12:12 AM

Originally Posted by chas3457
I'd have to write a book. Not sure the Boss would appreciate me blowing up T-Man with over use of band width. eek




Charlie

grin
Posted By: cathryn

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/18/22 01:24 AM

We'd gave a stalk of rhubarb for dessert after supper and a little dish of sugar to dip it in before you took a bite.


We'd get a big turnip a spoon and a salt shaker and eat that sucker. Nothing tasted better at the time. A
Posted By: yotetrapper30

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/18/22 01:39 AM

Going back when I was really little, I remember making mud pies. My grandmother would give me old pans and tins she didn't want anymore and I'd make mud muffins and mud pies and mud cookies, haha. In my mind I was quite the baker.

Also remember waiting for the queen anne's lace to bloom and cutting a bunch of them and putting them in 4 mason jars with the water colored with one of each color of food coloring. The colored water would dye the white flowers the same color. It was fascinating to me as a kid, lol.
Posted By: Norwestalta

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/18/22 04:23 AM

Shot a coyote out while enjoying the morning ritual in the out house.
Watching the sun rise while in the outhouse.
Sitting in the outhouse with the door open.
Chris Ledoux on the radio in the tractor.
Peeing in the snow.
2 1/2 hours to cut the lawn with a 54" zero turn and shooting starlings, magpies and crows while doing it.
Hunting elk,deer and moose from the kitchen window.
Bonfires from dusk to dawn while listening to Chris Ledoux.
800 yard shooting range from my deck.
Could go on and on.
Posted By: Ryan McLeod

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/18/22 06:58 AM

I have slept in a snowdrift
Posted By: Owen

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/18/22 10:40 AM

Was born to a poor dirt farmer. We raised tomatoes for a living. I have walked many miles behind a mule plowing the fields. Huge gardens. hauling loose hay on a wagon and stacking it around a tree etc. Boy am I country.
Posted By: Pawnee

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/18/22 11:04 AM

I pulled a fawn that was hung up because he was coming out backwards and gave his mom a shot of penicillin.
Posted By: T-REV

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/18/22 11:26 AM

I hunt, fish, trap, butcher and process my own meat. Make my own whiskey. Pee off the back deck quicker than in the toilet. Work hard physical labor for a living. Do my own taxidermy. Got a bloodhound pup. Would rather be in the woods than around a bunch of people. Shot a snapping turtle out in a pond once, then swam out to get him. Pulled him back to the dock. Took him home skinned, cooked and ate him. Still got the shell on my shop wall. Haven’t owned a pair of tennis shoes in 14 years. Wear my work boots everyday. Have all freezers filled with trap critters and deer meat. My wife won’t let me hang anymore deer heads in the house. The list goes on.
Posted By: adam m

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/18/22 12:47 PM

Originally Posted by chas3457
I'd have to write a book. Not sure the Boss would appreciate me blowing up T-Man with over use of band width. eek




Charlie

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Posted By: jarentz

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/18/22 01:18 PM

Picking and drinking mint tea catching fish by hand.Doing farm chores with out being told!!
Posted By: Posco

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/18/22 01:23 PM

When I wasn't busy pitching, I was shooting at the lightning rod balls on the barn with my BB gun. Good times.

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Posted By: cathryn

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/18/22 03:23 PM

As a kid mom get a big old watermelon and ice it down and at the end of the day ..after all the chores were done..We'd set outside on the porch and watch lightening bugs while she sliced us each a big piece.

Then us kids would.line up along the porch and have a watermelon seed spitting contest .to ee e who could spit em the farthest.

Evwry spring We had a hot bed where we grew sweet potato and tobacco plants for planting in the garden.

When my snooty cousins from Ohio would come in Wed lock em .in the outhouse.
Sometime Wed string a trip wire about 10 yards out from the outhouse ..cause when it was dark and people are in a hurry it's funny as heck to watch em go sprawling..sometimes they actually (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman) or (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman) themselves when they went down. laugh

Wed get a switchin for it but it was worth every welt I got to see my snooty cousins covered in their own crap..literally
Posted By: Gulo

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/18/22 03:31 PM

I remember my momma cussin' out my 14-year-old sister for chewing and spitting tobacco at the supper table..in front of her two kids. grin
Posted By: Leftlane

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/18/22 04:12 PM

Posted By: cathryn

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/18/22 08:23 PM

Originally Posted by Boco
Stem of straw grass hanging out the corner of my mouth.



It's foxtails here.



I've stirred apple butter off in a copper kettle in the yard and put pennies in the kettle to keep the apples from sticking.
They come out looking brand new
Posted By: Nessmuck

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/18/22 10:22 PM

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Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/18/22 10:28 PM

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Posted By: Gary Benson

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/18/22 10:39 PM

Originally Posted by warrior
Well I know what gee and haw mean. And which way pole beans wrap themselves.

clockwise north of the equator............counterclockwise south of the equator???
Posted By: Gary Benson

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/18/22 10:40 PM

Originally Posted by ky_coyote_hunter
Smoking grapevine stems, frog gigging, eating squirrel brains, noodling, catching cottonmouths, potato guns, etc.

but can you catch a cottonmouth with your noodle......
Posted By: Budzmtn

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/18/22 10:41 PM

I can remember my hard times in the early eighties. I was on my own and the first winter when I had started my own stone masonry business. The bank president called my father to tell him they were about to take my truck. The president and my father were close. My phone was shut off because I couldn’t afford to pay the bill. I came home one evening from laying a fireplace. My father was sitting on the porch of my house I was renting. He said son, “ are you in trouble?” I said no I’ll be ok. He said, “I went inside, your pantry is empty and your refrigerator is unplugged, Collins called and told me you missed your payment. Your phone is disconnected.” I took him on a tour. I was renting a house on a 1200 acre farm. I had 2-3 deer in the freezer. Don’t know how many squirrels, pigeons, and bass. 100lbs of tators in bins in the shed, 20lbs of onions. 50 mason jars of beans, 50 mason jars of Roma tomatoes. I thought I was living just fine. Used to hang my laundry in the family room to dry and humidify the house during the winter next to the wood stove. I really miss those days.
Posted By: Gary Benson

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/18/22 10:47 PM

Originally Posted by mike mason
Originally Posted by AntiGov
Wizz off the front porch


My 3 brothers and I would have contests off the porch!

Amateurs! My brother and I had to sleep upstairs in a converted attic. No AC. We would turn on a window fan and sweat. Then the fan would feel cool. We peed out the upstairs window.
Posted By: Gary Benson

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/18/22 10:53 PM

Originally Posted by beartooth trapr

You know it, I need to get some Red Man before they change the name. crazy

They did.
Posted By: Gary Benson

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/18/22 10:57 PM

Originally Posted by cathryn
I've picked up fresh roadkill and cooked it for supper..more than once..various species. grin

That's my kinda girl right there.
Posted By: Gary Benson

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/18/22 11:01 PM

Originally Posted by cathryn
We'd gave a stalk of rhubarb for dessert after supper and a little dish of sugar to dip it in before you took a bite.


We'd get a big turnip a spoon and a salt shaker and eat that sucker. Nothing tasted better at the time. A

We ate alot of raw turnips too. Loved them.
Posted By: Nessmuck

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/18/22 11:04 PM

Originally Posted by cathryn
I've picked up fresh roadkill and cooked it for supper..more than once..various species. grin


I think that falls into ….You might be a Red Neck …category….
Posted By: Gary Benson

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/18/22 11:09 PM

I would go out with my Dad with a John Deere tractor and hay bales on a wagon. He'd put the tractor in granny low at an idle while we'd bust bales apart and feed the cows while the tractor drove itself.
Once a year we'd go down to the meadow and burn a brushpile and have a weiner roast. Dad would get a 6 pack of Pepsi in bottles and that's how much pop we got in a year. There were 6 of us so it worked out just right.
Posted By: Gary Benson

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/18/22 11:10 PM

Mom always made us go to church on Sunday until were smart enough to grab our fishing poles and take off on foot over the hill. By the time we got home she wasn't mad anymore. smile
Posted By: cathryn

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/28/22 05:50 PM

Originally Posted by Nessmuck
Originally Posted by cathryn
I've picked up fresh roadkill and cooked it for supper..more than once..various species. grin


I think that falls into ….You might be a Red Neck …category….



True.. but I been called worse. grin
Posted By: Trapper7

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/28/22 06:25 PM

Over the years I have raised and sold ginseng.
Raised bees for quite a few years.
As a boy I worked on my dad's mink farm feeding, vaccinating, and skinning mink.
Also worked for my dad who made a living seining minnows for many years.
Posted By: Trapper7

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/28/22 06:26 PM

Originally Posted by Trapper7
Over the years I have raised and sold ginseng.
Raised bees for quite a few years.
As a boy I worked on my dad's mink farm feeding, vaccinating, and skinning mink.
Also worked for my dad who made a living seining minnows for many years.

I should add to this that those were some of the best years of my life.
Posted By: TreedaBlackdog

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/28/22 07:43 PM

pee off the porch or in gravel driveway - where I want whenever
can't keep clothes on my kids outside
turkeys, ducks, chickens, dogs and cats sleep on porch, around house, and on roof
cows and calves out in yard and on road
swim in front pond
drink water from well
my poop stays on my property
help my neighbors at no cost and they help me
know when someone who doesnt live close - drives by on our road
know how to use and have used a pig castrator
been elbow deep up some animals birthing orifices
know what putting up square bales is and the joy of it
know how to build and fix fence
know that a road killed deer will be cleaned up by my critters
coon fats add energy to laying hens in winter
have guns close to every door, loaded for predators
kids know how to utilize guns as a tool
know that God has saved me and blessed my family and I am eternally thankful for His blessings and understand others are not as fortunate but He loves them the same
Posted By: bblwi

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/29/22 12:05 AM

It certainly is not country music that makes me country (at least any modern country music). Many have listed all the aspects of rural settings so I won't belabor on those. To me rural or country is living in a culture where one accepts the fact that many services common to more suburban and urban cultures are not available to me or there is a lengthy time lapse in receiving those. One learns to accept those facts and adjusts life accordingly. With fires many times buildings are totally lost. Severe injury or health issues are much more likely to be fatal and it is part of that culture. The good news for me is one lives within the realm of where things grow so logs can be cut, gardens grown, livestock raised and processed. Renewal comes physically, emotionally and mentally which is a very hopeful feeling.

Bryce
Posted By: trappingthomas

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/29/22 01:42 AM

Last few years finally made some money and got ahead for once. 25 year anniversary and bought her a tractor!
Posted By: hippie

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/29/22 06:29 PM

Up bringing.
Posted By: Fisher Man

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/29/22 10:30 PM

Fresh air and the people
Posted By: bctomcat

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/29/22 10:37 PM

Many years ago my then young wife wanted a washing machine. I bought her a srub board and she still stayed with me for 45 years until cancer took her.
Posted By: 160user

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/29/22 11:37 PM

Tear the sleeves off a perfectly good shirt just to make it more comfortable.
Posted By: salemtrapper

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/30/22 12:12 AM

160 I did that the last time I mowed
Posted By: Strut10

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/30/22 10:04 AM

It would take an entire book............. grin

Still deadly with a wrist rocket at age 56
Next door neighbors are Amish
I grow Christmas trees
I can pee off my front porch and nobody lives close enough to notice
Windows are open right now and I can hear a rooster crowing in the distance
Posted By: bandy

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/30/22 12:03 PM

They call me big country.
Posted By: HobbieTrapper

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/30/22 12:17 PM

You purposefully walk through tall grass with no shirt on so your pet grinner can snack on ticks while you watch reruns of the Beverly Hillbillies together.
Posted By: cathryn

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/30/22 03:41 PM

You walk through the grass with dew on to soften your nails you can cut em. grin
Posted By: Providence Farm

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/30/22 03:54 PM

Originally Posted by cathryn
You walk through the grass with dew on to soften your nails you can cut em. grin


Could go down to the crick and soak them. No need to dull up the bolt cutters
Posted By: cathryn

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/30/22 05:25 PM

Lol.

Mine ain't as bad as hers were..yet. grin
Posted By: Scuba1

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/30/22 06:40 PM

The only new vechile I ever bought new in my life is my tractor blush
Posted By: Nittany Lion

Re: What makes YOU country? - 06/30/22 09:59 PM

Watching tadpoles become frogs.
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