Thursday, November 10, 2011

Some Truths About Farming

Farm truth #1: There are tons of projects around the farm that need to be done in a farmer's spare time.

Take the barnyard, for example.

The lovely cows, during the lovely dog days of summer, love to wallow around in their own lovely muck in order to get out of the lovely heat and humidity.

The result is a not-so-lovely barnyard and a bunch of cows that can suffer from a not-so-lovely hoof condition called foot rot.

Farm truth #2: Farmers have no spare time to finish these projects.

That's right, I said it. Farmers have no spare time to do extra projects around the farm because they're too busy with:

1) their off-farm jobs
2) their kids
3) their civic duties, and
4) their daily farm work.

It's stressful, people.

And to prove it, just look at how stressed I am at my off-farm job!

Farm truth #3: No one cares to listen to you whine about not having any spare time to finish your farm projects.

No need to elaborate on this one.   

Farm truth #4:  If you whine loud enough, a few helpers may appear out of nowhere. 



Double yes!!

Farm truth #4: There are many people who are happy to congratulate you when you finally get around to finishing those farm projects.

Farm truth #5: Kids love to write their name in fresh cement.

Farm truth #6:  Farmers love getting a good project done.

The end.


Donna OShaughnessy said...

Nice to have you blogging again ! What is the concrete for?

Jackie said...

Hi Donna! I was re-inspired by a friend who said that you can inspire many in this lifetime with your actions, you can inspire everyone for all times if you write. So true. Sounds like a blog post right there....hahahaha.

The concrete is to keep the cows from sinking in mud/muck when they're trying to get out the hot sun. We were having hoof rot problems.

Glad to see you're still here!! Hope you're well....Jackie

Khanstance said...

Yeah! So very happy to see a posting on your blog. I have missed reading about your beautiful farm. Congrats on finishing your project! Keep those postings coming! And Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Stevie Taylor said...

Sweet! Is this working to keep them out of the mud this winter? People keep telling me I need a concrete pad for the goats to walk on as it will keep their hooves down and mean less trimming. However, last time I checked hoof trimming was free (since I do it myself) and concrete was not......

Jackie said...

Stevie: We have a problem with hoof rot in the summer and hoof splitting (from uneven, frozen mud)and dirty udders that can sicken suckling calves in the winter. The concrete is definitely not free, to the sad tune of about $3000, but yes it's helping.