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Hi,I'm Evans
I've heard everybody is on internet now a days so I'm trying to reach out and meet people that I might have something in common with.
I love the cattle industry, working horses,old trucks and haying. Like old music.
I'm not into change although I'm getting forced into it.
Thinking of maybe moving to Big Muddy area of SK. I see there is one member from there.
 

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Welcome to Ranchers.net. Kinda slow around here lately, but it's always good to have somebody new. Unlike you, I don't like haying and I get tired of working on my old trucks - LOL. I feel the same way as you about change, though, and I ain't liking some of the changes I see these days.

The Big Muddy area looks like beautiful country for somebody tough enough to live up there. If you haven't already read it, you should try to find a copy of the book, The Big Muddy Badlands : Past to Present by Tamela Burgess. It's a neat look at some of the history of that country.
 

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Well I live in the Big Muddy, Where are you now?

This place(Ranchers) is a shadow of it's former self, Some of us still check in but not many posts anymore,

I will check back more often to see your reply.
 

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Thanks for the welcome you guys. Been having wife troubles. Kind of blindsided by it. Shocked really.
I'm in sw Alberta. World was spinning pretty fast. First thoughts were new range. More remote the better. Was kind of thinking about Rockglen SK or maybe north of the Hat in Alberta. Just looking to die somewhere.
I did all I can for her. She's like cattle prices or rain. I can't control her or what happens to her. I'm in better spirits now. Just going to concentrate on my 15 yo daughter and try to hold on for now. There is still pleasure in small things.Did some fencing today. Took my daughter into town for supper. Hauled cow water on the way back. We took the horses out tonight. Still have grass, cows looked fat and happy,stack yard is full for once. (Laughing ) I wish thats all I had to think about. We got through five years of drought, then we got rain this spring and she went nuts. Its always what you dont see coming that gets you.
 

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Thanks for the welcome you guys. Been having wife troubles. Kind of blindsided by it. Shocked really.
I'm in sw Alberta. World was spinning pretty fast. First thoughts were new range. More remote the better. Was kind of thinking about Rockglen SK or maybe north of the Hat in Alberta. Just looking to die somewhere.
I did all I can for her. She's like cattle prices or rain. I can't control her or what happens to her. I'm in better spirits now. Just going to concentrate on my 15 yo daughter and try to hold on for now. There is still pleasure in small things.Did some fencing today. Took my daughter into town for supper. Hauled cow water on the way back. We took the horses out tonight. Still have grass, cows looked fat and happy,stack yard is full for once. (Laughing ) I wish thats all I had to think about. We got through five years of drought, then we got rain this spring and she went nuts. Its always what you dont see coming that gets you.
I will add my 'welcome to ranchers'. Glad to have you.
Sorry for your troubles. Hang in there, it will get better.
 

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Things actually got worse. I wish things were simple. Can come out of this financially okay. Dont see the point. The money won't buy what I had.
Remember TV shows like little house on the prairie or the Walton's? Can anybody achieve this in real life?
Technology killed us. Brought everything bad about civilization into our world. Internet at school. Kids giving my kids phones so they have internet in town until bus brought them home and then my wife talked me into getting internet at home for my daughters school work. I just can't believe how crazy everything went.
If I had it to do over again I would have lived even more remote or married Mennonite or something. I think Mennonites pull their kids from school at 14 just before they get into the stupid years of life and keep em busy working at home.
 

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Things actually got worse. I wish things were simple. Can come out of this financially okay. Dont see the point. The money won't buy what I had.
Remember TV shows like little house on the prairie or the Walton's? Can anybody achieve this in real life?
Technology killed us. Brought everything bad about civilization into our world. Internet at school. Kids giving my kids phones so they have internet in town until bus brought them home and then my wife talked me into getting internet at home for my daughters school work. I just can't believe how crazy everything went.
If I had it to do over again I would have lived even more remote or married Mennonite or something. I think Mennonites pull their kids from school at 14 just before they get into the stupid years of life and keep em busy working at home.
I don't know if this will help you or not, but my brother-in-law who is very wise, (because he's been through a lot and he is a child of God), told
someone in shoes similar to yours "you need to make that 18 inch trip from your heart to your head."
Again, not sure if that will help you, but it was worth repeating. Hopefully some day soon you will get to that point.
So sorry for your sadness.

BTW, My husband feels exactly as you do about the internet.
 

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I don't know if this will help you or not, but my brother-in-law who is very wise, (because he's been through a lot and he is a child of God), told
someone in shoes similar to yours "you need to make that 18 inch trip from your heart to your head."
Again, not sure if that will help you, but it was worth repeating. Hopefully some day soon you will get to that point.
So sorry for your sadness.

BTW, My husband feels exactly as you do about the internet.
Yeah your brother in law is right. Its hard though. Lots of stress.Lots of new decisions and things to get used to. Everything drags on. So much uncertainty. Gets overwhelming.
Farming and ranching would be great if you didn't have to think about money. By money I mean markets, drought, machinery breaking down,interest rates,fuel costs,family troubles,etc,etc.
Then when things get going good the wife cashes out.
 

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Some women can't take the uncertainty and isolation. There is no way you can understand why a person does what they do unless they communicate it. Many ranchers/farmers are not good communicators. Try to focus on your daughters, this has to be very hard for them too. Don't make them lose both parents. Try to be a good communicator with your daughters. Try to be positive. You don't know what the future holds. Many things that seem really bad now, turn out to be a good thing. We just can't see into the future when we are hurting today. Be patient.
 

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