Message from Der Seeteufel - SD in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #farming
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.
Hahah you're right
IE WON'T LET YOU STARVE
Hahaha a little struggle builds character
Get a net!
It's looking pretty good boys. My boss seems pretty happy. He says he might even be able to keep paying me.
lots of rain out there?
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.
@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.
I mean, if he's anything like me, he'd disown her if she *didn't* marry you.
That bull in the top on is looker on the left
Second one in from the left
Yeah it was definitely mean mugging us.
yeah they all look pretty stern
We're also checking out some more bins. I definitely prefer the stairs over the ladder. Luckily these bins are pretty small.
There were a couple of baby birds on the steps.
Do you get time and a half, it is it just straight pay?
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.
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.
Absolutely, I was just curious
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.
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
At least in NY
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.
Fortunately, he's 7th gen or something
And my cousin is pretty level headed
@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.
Filling up the sunflower planters. Hopefully we can get started tomorrow.
That looks like an insane amount
How much are you planting?
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.
Once I get back up to the shop I'll post another picture. That will blow your mind.
How many sunflowers will grow out of that?