You guys are having what we call a "Big dick contest". You both have gotten things right, and Im willing to accept that both have had farming experience.
This is not one upmanship as far as I am concerned, farmer, it is about credibility. parados set out to try to discredit what I said about growing up on a farm, and began posting various statements about his farming experience. In his effort to discredit me, he began to try to build scenarios as to how I did not know what I was talking about in regard to various farm things, and he has essentially said I had the equivalent of spending a couple of weeks on a farm as a teenager, this despite that grew up on a farm from the time I was born until the age of 18. This was the first time I have ever read anything about him growing up on a farm, although he claims now that he has talked about it before. I admit to not reading everything someone has written here, so I can't say for sure he never talked about it before, all I can say is that I do not recall anything about it. I get the definite feeling he is using his lawyerly approach to find a loophole or angle that he can use to try to discredit my conservative voice on this forum in any way he can, but I think now that he has started this game, it has now become a debate about his credibility. In my opinion, he has made some fairly questionable claims, but everyone will have to judge for themselves.
I think this is important, because parados is one of the leading Democrat and Obama apologists here. He is a good example of how liberals reason and think, in my opinion of course. So, I think this debate is important as a bellwether of the credibility of liberal political personalities in general, as well as that of parados himself.