Farming is an occupation that I fell into by marrying my amazing husband, and I really think I was born for it. I love waking up every day to my job and wouldn't change it for the world. With that being said, there are days that I constantly write this blog in my head. So I figured it was about time to write it.
WHEN FARMING IS HARD:
From the perspective of the farmer who is still learning every day.
-When you have 6 hours worth of beans to pick and a sick 3 year old.
-When you have 10 hours of harvesting to do with only 4 hours available to do the said harvesting.
-When your rooster attacks you from behind.
-When the grain bag has a hole in it.
-When you get half way out to North Dakota on the mower and realize the tire is almost flat.
-When it rains on Wednesday and you have to carry 20 tubs of vegetables, tables and a tent across the common.....twice.... because you can't drive on the grass.
-When you find the very sharp harvest knife in your back pocket the hard way.
-When you ruin your favorite t-shirt by harvesting heavy, muddy cucumbers into it.
-When you realize you forgot something on the way to market.
-When you have to compost unsold vegetables.
-Cleaning out the chicken coop.
-Tripping over an electric fence that is on and falling shoulder first into chicken crap.
-Tripping over a pea fence and spilling 1/4 a tub of peas.
- Early frosts.
-Holding the end frame of a gigantic high tunnel.
-Putting on row covers in wind.
-Losing the only key to the self serve money box.
-Scraping a full metal can of grain over your toenail (boots are a must!).
-Washing vegetable tubs.
-When giant spiders fall on your back after you walk through a spiderweb in the barn.
-Killing horn worms (eww!!).
And soon I will have to do a follow up blog of why farming is amazing. :)
Because it really is.
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )