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Don’t let my smile fool you…today was a gross one. However, I’m so thankful for the start of Harvest! Enjoy it, it’ll go quickly!
VIDEO HERE (19:15 minutes)
Damn that's one big combine. The cab I find humorous in light of the open cab on a combine a late uncle, and farmer, of mine had back in the day
And I thought it was like ole mikey bloomberg said. Make a hole, put a seen in viola you have food. Most people have no clue how close we are to disaster. Ranching, I have helped a little. It's not glorious like hollyweird displays. It is some damn hot tired nasty dusty work some of the time. The rest of the time your at the mercy of the bankers and processers and what they will pay you as compared to the sky high prices you pay at the market these days. By the way ccp owns a lot of the food processing in America in both industries.
For a good time try pulling a breech calf in the rain and mud.
My familiy had a dairy in Oklahoma. One of the tasks I had when I was in high school was cleaning the manure lagoons. Our setup was that we had two huge cisterns in the dairy, and after each day of milking, we would flood the dairy barn to clean it. The water then flowed into two lagoons. It was a two-day job with the bulldozer, and had to be done every three months or so. After I finished, my mother would burn my clothes,
Banding calves was oh so glamorous as well, had to feel for those little guys though. Ouch.
Elastration is quite humane. And it's approved by PETA because steers can't sexually assault cows.
Had to help my brother pull a mummified calf once. Basically, a calf that had died in the womb. We had to get it out or it would have killed the cow. Reaching in the animal to loop chains around the limbs of the dead calf. Yeah, it came out in pieces. There is a smell you never forget.LeighWhitehall, NY
How to get young men interested in farming 101.... Good gawd she's a looker!
I've been in love with this girl since I first saw her last year. If I was 35 years younger, better looking, single, and had a future, I'd be all over that shit!!! She actually knows her shit too. She's got tons of videos on YouTube.What a cutie!
These are the folks that keep this country from falling apart.
Farming is hard work and it can be nasty. I grew up on a hay farm as a teenager in the 70's. I dabbled with row crops, pigs, and cows with the FFA. When I was 13 I was about 90 pounds with no meat on my bones. Five years later I was 5'10" at 190 pounds with six pack abs, 19" biceps, and less than 8 percent body fat. I could easily pick up a 90 pound bale of hay one handed and throw it to the top of the stack on the pickup. Now at 60 I am soft. The muscle has turned to flab. The 42" chest is now a 40" waist.
I was eighteen, didn't have a care.Working for peanuts, not a dime to spare. But I was lean and solid everywhere.Like a Rock
I worry about secondary effects of the oil prices on fertilizer availability for spring, and whether necessary parts will be available to get the crops in.I read a farming report out of Britain that they are so short of fertilizer because of natural gas shortages that the farmer interviewed had sold his stored fertilizer for more profit than he would have made with two years of crops, and fallowed all of his fields. So, less produce next year, eh?
Grew up on a farm about an hour and a half from where these videos are being made. Yep, smelly and strenuous work. The most memorable was cleaning some hog manure pits.Went to college and got my first job in town - was embarrassed to pick up my first paycheck as the work was so easy it was almost embarrassing.
In 1961, my grandpa told me about the farmer who won a million dollars in the lottery. Someone asked him what he was going to do with all that money. He said he would keep farming until the money was all used up. Growing a crop is like that. I'm surprised that all farmers dont quit
I grew up on a research farm many many years ago. Have in the last few years gotten back into the farming mode. It's tons of hard work, with loads of seemingly dissimilar knowledge covering multiple disciplines needed, for very little pay. The saving grace of it all is that it is one of the very few occupations left where you are completely independent of others controlling the outcome. You and you alone make it or break it according to the decisions you alone make, good or bad. Farmers have always had the innate ability to walk away from one event when finished to the next event, causing gobs more work when returning to the previous event for repairing and cleanup. When finished with one event using one piece of equip. always clean & prep for it's next use instead of waiting to do it before use the next time. It saves many hrs of additional effort in the long run. In any farming endeavor there is always downtime through the winter months. Time that should be used for maintenance of equip & machinery, which saves downtime and often costly repairs when needed most at the next use. But few seem willing to do this. This applies to all occupations requiring the use of equipment & machinery. Even your car should be treated this way. It's a habit worthy of being retained.
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