Saturday, June 22, 2024
Chris Judd

Farmers had fun too

On these cold, wet, dark, five o’clock start mornings on the farm, many farmers wonder could there be a more pleasing job than this?
After trudging through the mud on a cold rainy morning on the way to milk the cows at 5 a.m. farmers are happily greeted by a barn full of cows waiting for the lights to go on.
Lights in the barn mean that the aroma of fresh feed will soon fill the barn and the sound of the milker pump starting means—to a cow—that the farmer will soon be there with the milker to get the pressure off her udder.
Cutting corn, plowing the soil, spreading manure and most other fall farm chores are not very pleasant on wet, muddy days. In the fall, days get shorter and colder and fall work has to get done regardless of how nice a day it is.

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