Posted 1/11/2019 20:46 (#7238647 - in reply to #7238222) Subject: RE: When did you decide to pass the farm down?
It wasn't a "force out" as you refer to it. We kind of raised him with that mind set. It wasn't like one day we just said, "you're outta here". He always kind of had poor money management skills............even as a young kid. Funny how that happens because his younger sister is exactly opposite. You could recognize these traits from a very early age. Also he kind of just got into a "partying with your buddies" stage.............nothing wrong with that when your young.........but he definitely needed his space to grow up. I did too when I was young and will admit it freely. Even through his goofing off stage he still had an incredible work ethic. His employers recognize this too and now are rewarding him for it. If he would have started expressing the desire to farm after going through this growing up period I would have helped him.............but that just wasn't in the cards. Today we have a GREAT relationship and visit with him often on the phone since he's on the road quite a bit and 900 miles away. He has 4 kids now and is doing great for himself and them. We're proud of him!
Last but not least............I see a lot of younger guys around here that have never known life away from the farm. Some handle it OK, but most of them either wear a chip on their shoulder somewhat or are a little bitter at their parents for thinking they are holding them back.