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8 sentences that taught me more about farming....

8 sentences that taught me more about farming....

Here are the 8 sentences that taught me more about farming than any agriculture degree ever could.

Number 8 impacted me the most.

  1. Never complain about the weather. Someone in farming has always seen it worse than it is right now. Usually with reference the summer of 76 or the winter of 63’.
  2. Never shift livestock with anyone you’re planning on having a serious long term relationship with. Divorce lawyers are not cheap
  3. Baler twine can be used to fix anything. Never throw it away and treat it with the respect it deserves. It is worth it’s weight in gold
  4. The chance of livestock dying is directly proportional to the amount of money you spend on it. Medicate sparingly.
  5. You’ll never find a 10mm socket when you need one. Consequently, any machinery requiring a 10mm socket should be treated with caution
  6. The phrase ‘don’t shit on your own doorstep’ doesn’t apply to cows. Especially dairy cows. They will shit where they want, when they want and on whoever they want
  7. Working in agriculture will give you a degree in professional swearing. A degree not matched by any other industry. One that takes years to master but will last a lifetime.
  8. Your dad is never wrong. Even when you are utterly convinced you’re right, you’re not. No exceptions.

Untill next week....