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Nov 7, 2016 | 08:10 1 I always wondered where the pen name, "Cottonpicken" came from and then I thought, all of our names mean something to us. Mine, "Sumdumguy" comes from a friend at work who coined it for me when we were at a Chinese restaurant. Now Parsley, I'm pretty sure her name has something to do with her hair (LOL) but she'll correct me if I am wrong. How about the rest of you? Reply With Quote
Nov 7, 2016 | 08:21 2
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I always wondered where the pen name, "Cottonpicken" came from and then I thought, all of our names mean something to us. Mine, "Sumdumguy" comes from a friend at work who coined it for me when we were at a Chinese restaurant. Now Parsley, I'm pretty sure her name has something to do with her hair (LOL) but she'll correct me if I am wrong. How about the rest of you?
I wanted to ask a question on NAT, and needed to create a login name. I wanted it to be descriptive of my area, so I used Alberta Farmer. with no intention of using it ever again except for that question. Later joined here and wanted to use the same name so I could remember it, but 4 people had the same idea before me, so I ended up with 5 instead. Reply With Quote
Nov 7, 2016 | 08:26 3 just thought there was too many green references on here so did it for a joke ! lol Reply With Quote
Nov 7, 2016 | 08:30 4 Stone picking was always my job as a kid, hence the name stonepicker. Still don't mind picking stones. Reply With Quote
Nov 7, 2016 | 08:35 5 Just a poor farmer who likes to pour the odd whiskey when it won't quit pouring rain outside. Reply With Quote
Nov 7, 2016 | 08:53 6 Was trying to think of a name and had an issue of The Furrow on the desk at the time . Plus my strong belief that healthy soil grows healthy crops all starts in the seed furrow . Reply With Quote
helmsdale's Avatar Nov 7, 2016 | 08:57 7 Mine is the name of the old school division from our area. Dad went to the one room, that was a mile east of the yard until he finished gr. 6 in 1968. Even though i've only been incorporated 5 1/2 years or so, Helmsdale Farms became my farm name. Was actually surprised no-one had taken it earlier. Reply With Quote
Nov 7, 2016 | 09:03 8 Loose reference to canola and my skill on the volleyball court Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar Nov 7, 2016 | 09:10 9 Farming used to be my passion which turned into an addiction... and like any other addiction there comes a time you know you shouldn't be doing it anymore because of the negative impact on your well being, but can't quit and continue to do it .....hence farmaholic.

Sad part is I wouldn't have to do it! Rent it out and let someone else slam their head against the wall...in fact they say farming is like banging your head against a wall.... it only feels good after you quit.

Things seemed to be fine until I became better informed, the energy and niavety of youth are gone... replaced with maturity and wisdom(some will definitely argue).... I am no longer blinded by ambition but my eyes have been opened by experience.

Good luck harvesting fellows... take care and be safe!
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makar's Avatar Nov 7, 2016 | 09:12 10 Name of my great uncle, first in the family to set foot in canada. Reply With Quote
Partners's Avatar Nov 7, 2016 | 09:16 11 A man and wife who share everything together.from harvest to washing dishes. From crop planning to taking turns vacuuming the house.
Wearing matching clothes to riding matching ski doo's.
Together 24/7. Reply With Quote
Nov 7, 2016 | 09:19 12 My sister was teaching in Taiwan years ago and I needed an email address to comunicate with her. I had the most wheat acres seeded ever for myself that year so sask wheating it was. seemed fitting to use it here as well.

I always got a kick out of hopper bin for a handle.there is alot of good ones on here. Really good imagination out there! Reply With Quote
Nov 7, 2016 | 09:22 13 Letters from an off farm company I started several years ago and now I have partners involved hence the #1 after letters. Reply With Quote
Nov 7, 2016 | 09:35 14 Inherited it. Had I chosen it, it would have fit with long ago, and far away teaching days

Has nothing to do with looking up facts, so gasfarmer is wrong again, and that is a fact. lol Only hope to maintain all my errors.

All the red ink circles. (sigh!) Reply With Quote
Nov 7, 2016 | 09:42 15 My Dad's expression (to my knowledge he never used swear words) when things went south.
Kinda tells my farming ability. Reply With Quote
Nov 7, 2016 | 10:02 16 I started farming at 18 because I really wanted to farm. I ran my own lines of credit and circulated money for the industry. I expanded and worked harder and built bins and grew more grain and didnt make much profit. I was introduced to organic farming and with much objection slowly realized that business model fit well for me. I dropped all my rented land so as not to risk failure on those people's property.
The farmers around me grew exponentially.About 3 years of decent crops and decent revenue I realized I was doing financially better than I was when conventional on less acres. Ergo, I am just a hobbyfrmr compared to the mainstream trend in ag. Im not really against conventional farming, I now see things from a different angle. Im just a guy trying to figure stuff out, pay for my shrapnel and keep the lights on. Not much different than any other farmer.
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buzz's Avatar Nov 7, 2016 | 10:29 17 Its a high school nickname I got in the 70s, still a few old friends use it.

I think I got it because I reminded my friends of Buzz Lightyear, "To Infinity And Beyond."

Really...not because of some of the other mischief we did when we were young and irresponsible.

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Nov 7, 2016 | 10:59 18 Haha samhill. I think I will have to use that. I try to not swear around the kids. Now it will be "what in the samhill, I need more acres". Reply With Quote
Nov 7, 2016 | 11:00 19 My name came from my Great grandfather whose first and middle names were, William Wallace, although spelt William Wallis. His brother was named Charles Stewart. Plus they wanted to call my Uncle, Robert Bruce, when he was born.

Interesting set of names. I just like the freedom connotation. Legs look good in a kilt too. Lol. Reply With Quote
Nov 7, 2016 | 11:09 20 Nice story Braveheart....I picture you like Mel Gibson in the movie, painted face and big sword.

Not so creative here. My initials and hockey number. Reply With Quote
Klause's Avatar Nov 7, 2016 | 11:16 21 You can thank jdgreen for mine...


Went to work in the patch for him... somehow got the nickname Klause because of my accent (Klaus.... is the fish.... in the American Dad show)...


It stuck with me...


I owe jdgreen a lot... probably wouldn't be farming in sask if it weren't for him... or met my wife.... or be as hot headed as I am... LOL.



Somebody mentioned hopperbin... still miss the crazy bastard and some days forget he isn't with us anymore... then get real depressed when what happened comes back.


His name came from wanting hopper bins... he was famous for piling grain on the ground.... 150k bushels at a time... Reply With Quote
Nov 7, 2016 | 11:33 22 Klaus are you of German or Austrian decent? Reply With Quote
Nov 7, 2016 | 11:36 23 thanks for starting this thread "sumdum". after losing hopper and cotton, it's nice to get to know agrivillers a iittle better. especially with the harvest we've had this year. this site has been a help for me knowing that others out there are "plugging away" as we are.
my handle came from a conversation with my father many years ago. we were pretty traditional wheat-summerfallow farmers and I went to university and came back with ideas to try different crops like canola and mustard. he didn't like at as we were "not suited" for canola and it would just blow away anyway. he called me "canolacrazy." I hung in there and some years the crop did blow away, but some years were pretty good, causing him to eventually come around to it. Reply With Quote
Nov 7, 2016 | 12:32 24 My name came from a old nickname when younger, come to think about it was given to me after showering at hockey practice. Still don't know why i was given that name. Reply With Quote
Nov 7, 2016 | 12:32 25 Starting about 34 years ago spent a number of years behind the wheel of an big rig hauling grain and fertilizer across western Canada and northern USA to subsidize our growing family and farm. Had the good fortune to travel many roads and highways that I would never of had the opportunity to see otherwise. Loved every minute of it but at 52 years young I'm glad those highways are now all in the rear view mirror. Reply With Quote
Nov 7, 2016 | 12:33 26 Wtf, just realized why. Reply With Quote
Nov 7, 2016 | 12:35 27
Quote Originally Posted by nibs1 View Post
wtf, just realized why.
LOL! too funny Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar Nov 7, 2016 | 12:49 28

......not too flattering of a nickname....should have showered with warmer water. Reply With Quote
Nov 7, 2016 | 14:12 29 I chose my name , because of the fact that I have 2 1968 galaxies. One is a restored 68 Galaxie 500 2 door hardtop , and the other is a 1968 Galaxie XL 2 door fastback, with 42,000 original miles . I have been a Ford fan all of my life and This is what I do when farming , ranching , family , etc. aren't taking first priority!.Name:  DSCN0115.jpg
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Nov 7, 2016 | 14:41 30 my farming area is called south australian mallee Reply With Quote