The family farm

crofteress

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Livestock Farmer
anything up here goes for crazy money and is snapped up straight away . Its a highly desired location, unfortunately
 

renewablejohn

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Location
lancs
Cannot agree that there is no interest by the next generation. My mother had the same attitude. Sold the farmhouse and moved to a nice bungalow but kept the land for a little retirement pot for her old age, (3 acres prime development land in the middle of a village) Falls over and gets taken to hospital with that the vultures descend from the next generation and stuff her into a care home against her will. After 2 years of trying to get her back to her bungalow the courts provide a death sentence of remaining in the care home and the vultures allowed to sell the bungalow and land. You should have no guilt in selling the place just do it and enjoy your life to the full. My mother was offered 100k for the land 40 years ago which at the time was 5 times more than her bungalow cost and now she will not see a penny of it as the vultures have control of the purse strings.
 
Location
Ceredigion
Ill probably change my mind again . It could be a woman thing.
I often ask myself , am I enjoying what I am doing , when the answer to that is no il be gone no looking back , I would sooner move away that dwell on the past , but I do have family to consider,who would are not putting me under any pressure, but I have to be carful that I'm not doing things for my own selfish reasons , I can't put my own happiness at the expense of others ,
 

crofteress

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Livestock Farmer
Cannot agree that there is no interest by the next generation. My mother had the same attitude. Sold the farmhouse and moved to a nice bungalow but kept the land for a little retirement pot for her old age, (3 acres prime development land in the middle of a village) Falls over and gets taken to hospital with that the vultures descend from the next generation and stuff her into a care home against her will. After 2 years of trying to get her back to her bungalow the courts provide a death sentence of remaining in the care home and the vultures allowed to sell the bungalow and land. You should have no guilt in selling the place just do it and enjoy your life to the full. My mother was offered 100k for the land 40 years ago which at the time was 5 times more than her bungalow cost and now she will not see a penny of it as the vultures have control of the purse strings.
This makes a lot of sense . My own mothers house had to be sold to pay for her care home fees which were only for two years . They make you sell it . I need to think carefully what to do
 

crofteress

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Livestock Farmer
I often ask myself , am I enjoying what I am doing , when the answer to that is no il be gone no looking back , I would sooner move away that dwell on the past , but I do have family to consider,who would are not putting me under any pressure, but I have to be carful that I'm not doing things for my own selfish reasons , I can't put my own happiness at the expense of others ,
I feel the same . I don’t want to deprive my children of a place they love ( but can’t stay in as no work ) just so I can have less work and worry
 

renewablejohn

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Location
lancs
This makes a lot of sense . My own mothers house had to be sold to pay for her care home fees which were only for two years . They make you sell it . I need to think carefully what to do
Its actually worse than that as the 40k the vultures spent in legal fees to keep her in the care home comes out of her estate and with care home fees at 40k per annum thats a years less funding available for her.
 
Location
Ceredigion
I feel the same . I don’t want to deprive my children of a place they love ( but can’t stay in as no work ) just so I can have less work and worry
They don't want the place they want me, my time and to not work myself to death , thats what I mean by not being selfish , that's just what my dad and brother did , worked themselves to death , not what I wanted of them but their you go
 

crofteress

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Livestock Farmer
They don't want the place they want me, my time and to not work myself to death , thats what I mean by not being selfish , that's just what my dad and brother did , worked themselves to death , not what I wanted of them but their you go
I understand . I have heard other farmers children say the same once their fathers have passed . That they left it too late to give up the work . My own children say I’m a source of worry to them that something might happen to me as do work alone with cattle a lot . Not just my own
 

Flatlander

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Arable Farmer
Location
Lorette Manitoba
Even better to die in debt!!!
Always joked and said (Before I got Married) that I wanted to die in Vegas,penny less with credit cards maxed out and in bed with two strippers. Then buried in a T shaped coffin. My dad passed away 18 month ago after a couple of years slowly having his life and dignity stripped away. Certainly hard to see,he wanted to die on the combine and said he would have traded one more days combining for that last two years. Watching him die day by day he was right, being alive sometimes isn’t living.
 

Flatlander

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Arable Farmer
Location
Lorette Manitoba
The flat tire is a machinery expense for the farm though isn’t it, presumably you cost in a certain amount for machinery repairs payed for by the business.
It’s a flat tire. Takes twenty minutes to fix. Less time than it takes to Scroll thru a few posts on here. Not everything in life come down to money. If fir you it does then you have my sympathy.
 

hagar

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Would rather die doing something I love with my boots on rather than in a retirement home as a mere shell of who I was.
We would all like that, BUT disny always work that way.
My auld man was of that opinion until he got/took dementia, my mum and me looked after for as long as we could until the nurses ended up being more concerned for her health and well being on a visit.
Ended up going into a carehome for 6 years, the last 6 months were fukn torture, doped oot his face etc (most on here will agree -if we kept animals like that we'd be in jail)
But point is we don't always get what we wish for.
Personally I'm 51 got lots o aches in leg joints etc but plan is give me another 10-12 years if I'm lucky enough n i'll be saying sod it.
Have a wife but no weans but I've always been of the opinion that I couldn't give a toss what anybody else thinks.
Going back to the op I know not everybody thinks same as me but you've got to look out for yourself as "we're a long time deid" 😄
 

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