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Posted 12/21/16
yeah, i had a lot of fun.
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Posted 12/22/16
Thanks for the comments, cool people.
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Posted 12/22/16
Hey it looks fun maybe I'd try it a few days and that's it. I don't think it's the kind of long-term life for me
Posted 12/22/16
I grew up working on farms, went back to it for a while when I moved back from the United Kingdom in 2008.
When I was seven years old, I started cutting tobacco to earn money for video games, computers, and school clothes/shoes/materials. When I went back to it, I mostly did machine repair and accounting (payroll, orders, and the likes) on a family member's farm. In the mornings, I would feed the cows and chickens since I lived in a small house on the property.

It's not too bad of a life, especially if you like the outdoors and time to yourself. It's physically exhausting but nothing a warm/hot shower and a large dinner wouldn't fix.
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Posted 12/23/16 , edited 4/4/17
idk- after years of experience of playing Harvest Moon i think i would be hella good
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couvier wrote:

idk- after years of experience of playing Harvest Moon i think i would be hella good


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Posted 12/23/16
A small mostly self sustaining farm sure. I might even work towards that as I get older just cause I'm not fond of the city
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Posted 12/23/16
Im allergic to pollen so no thanks basically what Heart said.
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Posted 12/23/16
Sure. I like physical labor. The only reason I don't do it now is because I like having more money. Unfortunately, a lot of the farm jobs I would like to do are being automated, like things involving tractors or combine harvesters.
Posted 12/23/16
hell no I'm lazy as shit
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Posted 12/23/16
Wouldn't be my first, second, or third choice for a living. I grew up helping my parents with their garden and caring for different animals, and that's about all the farming I really care for. I'd wind up getting too attached to animals to seriously raise them for food. And getting up early on a cold, rainy morning to break crusted ice from animal's troughs and feed them seriously sucks, nevermind cleaning up poop.
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Posted 4/4/17 , edited 4/4/17
Actual farmer here,

Silver spoon does a great job covering a lot of the different aspects of farm life.
Going over all of this would be hard, but i would be happy to answer questions.

I don't make my whole leaving on the farm, i work full time in a the IT trade, for health insurance reasons.
I feed cows every Wednesday and Sunday morning.
We don't milk, which helps a lot.

It is a lot of hard work, winter is normally slow time as you don't need to tend to the fields.
You do get used to it, that hard part is they need to be feed everyday no matter what.
Somedays are slow, somedays you never get a break.

Going from square one, to having a farm would be really hard, and i wouldn't recommend it.
I'm the primary heir to the farm, so i have always expected my life to have farming in it.
Me and my brother, is the only m ale left in my family line, so carrying on the family name is a big thing.
Right now, i own around 4 cows, and 2 sheep. My family owns a herd of around 200.
I have plans in the works to expand my side of the operation.

I could go on and one, but if anyone has questions i would be happy to answer.






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idk- after years of experience of playing Harvest Moon i think i would be hella good


YESS!!
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Posted 4/4/17
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Posted 4/4/17 , edited 4/4/17
How well do you think you would do there?
Well enough, I suppose. It certainly would be interesting and even fairly difficult to fully acclimate to it, but it'd likely be satisfying. I wouldn't want to run a farm, though.
Does anyone actually live on a farm?
The maternal side of my family has historically been elbow-deep in farm work, specifically dairy farming. My mother and her siblings are the first to break away from it. Sad as it may sound, families in rural PA often can't function solely on private farming. Hell, my Aunt Sharon and her husband are the picture of the new reality; juggling farm life and jobs elsewhere to make ends meet.
Does Hachiken have it hard or easy? What do you think?
Easy. Although Silver Spoon touches on some of the difficulties, it's fairly idealized, particularly given that most of his experience takes place at an agricultural school. Granted, he does learn that working on a private farm is different from his cushy school, but the series is a bit restrained.
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