Message from Deleted User in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #farming

2018-06-09 01:09:27 UTC  

@Deleted User youre young dude take a chance and head out west to one of those boom towns and get a job

2018-06-09 01:12:49 UTC  

Ok then first step is to tell you to stop being such a cuckold an stop asking to be bullied you pathetic nerd! Seriously just move out of your parent's house. IE won't let you starve but struggling a bit is good for you.

2018-06-09 01:13:47 UTC  

Hahah you're right

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2018-06-09 14:17:44 UTC  

Hahaha a little struggle builds character

2018-06-09 17:56:58 UTC  

@John O - wheat field update. We got one!

2018-06-09 18:03:28 UTC  


2018-06-09 19:51:53 UTC  

@Der Seeteufel - SD use the rock catcher!

2018-06-10 04:26:35 UTC  

Get a net!

2018-06-11 17:25:01 UTC  


2018-06-11 17:27:21 UTC  

It's looking pretty good boys. My boss seems pretty happy. He says he might even be able to keep paying me.

2018-06-11 17:28:30 UTC

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2018-06-11 17:32:17 UTC  

lots of rain out there?

2018-06-11 17:50:01 UTC  

Yeah it has been pretty good so far. It's too wet to get the tractors out in the field today to start planting sunflowers so we're going around checking the other fields.

2018-06-11 17:51:37 UTC  


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2018-06-11 18:15:14 UTC  

@Deleted User what do you think her father will think about these? I was thinking of sending a dairy cow but apparently they breed Rodeo Bulls out here.

2018-06-11 18:15:51 UTC  

I mean, if he's anything like me, he'd disown her if she *didn't* marry you.

2018-06-11 18:16:20 UTC  

That bull in the top on is looker on the left

2018-06-11 18:16:48 UTC  

Second one in from the left

2018-06-11 18:18:19 UTC  

Yeah it was definitely mean mugging us.

2018-06-11 18:19:57 UTC  

yeah they all look pretty stern

2018-06-11 18:38:09 UTC  

We're also checking out some more bins. I definitely prefer the stairs over the ladder. Luckily these bins are pretty small.

2018-06-11 18:39:33 UTC  

There were a couple of baby birds on the steps.

2018-06-11 19:23:06 UTC  

Do you get time and a half, it is it just straight pay?

2018-06-11 19:44:24 UTC  

Straight up pay. I also don't have paid time off, but I actually kind of prefer it that way because my boss is much more willing to let me go for a couple of days than they were at the factory I worked at before. They don't even track my time off. If I want to go camping or something I just let them know and I take off.

2018-06-11 19:48:57 UTC  

I don't do this job because I make a lot of money. With my work experience from the Navy I could probably pretty easily pull 6 figures working at a nuclear power plant. I do this because I love the freedom, being close to my family, and eventually I'd like to farm for myself. Honestly I'm kind of treating this experience as a school I don't have to pay for.

2018-06-11 19:53:20 UTC  

Absolutely, I was just curious

2018-06-11 20:00:37 UTC  

Yeah. I love my job and I think other IE guys would probably like this sort of work too, but I'm worried that some idealistic young identitaraian might get it into their head that this is easy and they can make good money doing it. That's definitely not the case. If they're looking for the experience than I'd say definitely do it but they should have a plan to build on that experience.

2018-06-11 20:08:46 UTC  

Farming is only good money if you own the land, and then, most of your net worth is in land and heavy equipment. My cousin's father in law is worth a few million dollars, but almost none of that is liquid

2018-06-11 20:08:57 UTC  

At least in NY

2018-06-11 20:45:26 UTC  

Yeah we call it being asset rich and cash poor. It also takes a lot of self discipline. Lots of farmers gamble it all away. My dad said it takes 3 generations for a farm to get rich and the 4th usually loses it all.

2018-06-11 20:48:30 UTC  

Fortunately, he's 7th gen or something

2018-06-11 20:49:00 UTC  

And my cousin is pretty level headed

2018-06-11 21:18:50 UTC  

@Der Seeteufel - SD "Honestly I'm kind of treating this experience as a school I don't have to pay for." Smart! Getting someone else to pay you to learn a new skill is a valuable skill in itself, something I'm trying to learn myself.

2018-06-11 23:23:33 UTC  

Filling up the sunflower planters. Hopefully we can get started tomorrow.

2018-06-11 23:24:36 UTC  

That looks like an insane amount

2018-06-11 23:24:44 UTC  

How much are you planting?

2018-06-11 23:27:35 UTC  

Hahaha that's nothing. We're planting 5000 acres. We have three of these planters and I'll be running seeds all day if the fields are dry.

2018-06-11 23:29:22 UTC  

Once I get back up to the shop I'll post another picture. That will blow your mind.