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Posted 4/4/17
No, fuck that. Working on a farm sucks. Now imagine that times the weather in Cambodia, and it is worst than the farm work I do here at home.
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Already done that farm work is hard work no thanks.
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Yes, as long as it's far away from Tick infestation zones.
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I haven't watched silver spoon yet, but I'll probably try to check it out when time permits.

I spent most of a summer working on my uncle's farm, and occasionally help out at others', as well as doing some caretaking for my neighbor's horses. So, yeah, I guess I would work on a farm. Once in a while it can even be kind of fun.

That said, I wouldn't want it to be my full-time job. It's a pain in the neck. If you're the kind of farmer that raises crops, there's always a combine or tractor (or truck) that needs fixed, just at the right time to keep you from using it. Or else you have to wait too long to plant because of the rains (or worse- there hasn't been any rain, so you get a bad crop).

But maybe you don't raise crops. Maybe you have livestock. I don't know as much about that kind of farming, but I do know they have to feed their animals, and part of that food comes from hay. That's where I had experience with them: driving through fields at 1-2 miles per hour picking up hay bales, and hauling them to barns for storage. If not for my horrible seasonal allergies, that wouldn't be so bad, despite the scratches you're bound to get.

Now, as for my neighbor's horses. So. Much. Shit. I'm not really sure what else to say. Some days it seems like all they do is stand around pooping, and it was my job to clean it up (and then to feed them so they could poop some more). On the plus side, one of their chestnuts (named Padme) is really good-natured, and is fun to work with.
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foraslan wrote:


That said, I wouldn't want it to be my full-time job. It's a pain in the neck. If you're the kind of farmer that raises crops, there's always a combine or tractor (or truck) that needs fixed, just at the right time to keep you from using it. Or else you have to wait too long to plant because of the rains (or worse- there hasn't been any rain, so you get a bad crop).
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I would agree on the equipment breaking part, frankly you basically suspect it.
For example:
Last Sunday i broke the handle of our rock truck.
My dad new combine has lite on fire twice.
Our rake snapped a bolt two years ago and pierced the diesel fuel tank of the tractor.
Lots and lots of expensive batterys.

You can make good money farming, but you also have a lot of expenses.
For example, you make $100 but you spend $90 to make it.

As a farmer you want to do well, when everyone isn't that's, how you make money.



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Posted 4/4/17
Maybe a server farm.... .

All of my grandparents did subsistence farming and my parents told me stories about all the things they had to do. I have a little experience tending goats (thanks grandma, rest in peace) but I think I'm only cut out for subsistence farming and not the whole farming as a business thing.
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foraslan wrote:
So. Much. Shit. I'm not really sure what else to say. Some days it seems like all they do is stand around pooping, and it was my job to clean it up (and then to feed them so they could poop some more).


There really is a lot of shit involved.

Worked on a farm with 60 horses. Ranging from miniatures to drafts. They bred horses, had alpacas, goats, donkeys, and cows (Because at that point, why not?). I worked there for over 3 years, and go back when I'm available.

I don't have much experience with cattle, or pigs other than helping out a friend occasionally. I'd willingly own beef cattle, but I have no interest getting in to dairy. Pigs are just a no for me (The need for strict bio security, and the smell is horrible), and I'm not a fan of birds. But horses? Oh yeah, I'd go back to that job in a heart beat.

My duties on the horse farm were pretty straight forward, shovel shit, make sure everyone had the specified food (49 of the horses were grained. No one got the same thing, and don't even get me started on the supplements.) , and always fresh clean water available, regardless of the season. Scrubbing barrels in the middle of winter is not a fun task. You learn to play vet. Fixing things becomes second nature, because something is always broke or about to break. You wouldn't believe the uses you find for baler twine. Time is never on your side it seems, and there is never enough sunlight to get everything you wanted done in one day. Tomorrow's list is going to grow, and it was already big to begin with. Was it mentioned that there was a lot of shit involved? I feel it's worth mentioning again.

I've seen people get overwhelmed by the job, and I've met people who seemed pretty intelligent in conversation but can't do anything practical to save their life (You'd be surprised by how hard it seems for people to put a water hose in a barrel, and move on to the next one once the first barrel is full). It's not a job you can do if you don't care. You have to care a lot, and want the absolute best you can give these animals - otherwise you'll break. You really have to keep in mind on a daily basis of why you do it.

And the harshest reality I found, was it didn't matter if you did everything by the book - it can still go wrong. So after knowing that mother nature can take away everything you worked so hard for and you still want to be a farmer? You might just make it.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

After watching an episode of the anime Sliver Spoon, I noticed that farm life is hard work but it can also be rewarding. That said would anyone do what Hachiken did? Far as going to some school where they teach you how to be a farmer and other things pertaining to it. How well do you think you would do there? Does anyone actually live on a farm? What is it like? Did you use to live on a farm when you were younger?

Tell me your thoughts. Does Hachiken have it hard or easy? What do you think?

My Turn:

Personally, I wouldn't be able to handle being on a farm. I think it's cool what the farmers do for us and stuff. Yet I can never do what they do.


If you never heard of the anime Sliver Spoon, check it out when you get the chance.

Edit: I hope it gets another season.


Hehe I'm from Montana, and used to bale and buck hay. Satisfying, no. Itchy, yes. Dangerous, yes (rattlesnakes like to sleep under bales at night). Hungry, yes Wear tall boots to prevent from getting bit. It's ok.
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Posted 4/4/17
I worked on a local organic farm a few summers ago; it was a lot of hard work but it was pretty fun as well. I only worked on the farm for a few months and I think that was plenty for me (doubt I could ever do it for a living).
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24 / M / Finland
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Posted 4/5/17
It can be tough at times, but i guess i wouldn't mind working in the farm, even for a brief time.
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27 / M / United States
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Posted 4/5/17
I wouldn't mind it. Like others have said, it gives you a great workout, and it is (generally) a peaceful life.
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26 / Mexico
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Posted 4/11/17
I did it, on granma's ..

It's hard, and not appreciated. so i skip it
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84 / F / Bite the pillow.
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Posted 4/11/17
Hell no.
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41 / M / Ohio
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Posted 4/11/17
I did the farm life as a kid. It truly is hard work. But it is also rewarding at the end. I look back on those days on the farm with some happy memories, but also plenty of memories of sore back and muscles.
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Posted 4/11/17
without question: 100% no.
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