Message from Der Seeteufel - SD in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #farming

2018-06-08 12:28:06 UTC  

Maybe being forced to do something like that would help me

2018-06-08 12:28:56 UTC  

@Der Seeteufel - SD Yeah I have eight gears; one high/low stick and one four gear stick

2018-06-08 12:47:47 UTC  

@Jacob there's also one more thing that you should consider before moving out to a place like this. The isolation. I see the same 10 people every day and hardly anyone else. I grew up here so I'm used to it, but it can literally drive people crazy. Also very few potential GFs. I actually can't remember the last time I even saw an eligible woman. I'm 26 and the only single girl I know around here is 16.

2018-06-08 12:48:57 UTC  

It’s odd you claim the tracks ride better because that is normally a complaint people have of the tracks is they do not ride as good. @Jacob farm work builds character and is good for you.

2018-06-08 12:50:12 UTC  

How I spend a lot of my time.

2018-06-08 12:54:28 UTC  

The only other tractor that size I have driven is this 9380 and honestly the difference might just be in the seat. This tractor is about 20 yrs older.

2018-06-08 13:29:03 UTC  

Seats make a huge difference.
Since you posted that photo I just wanted to let you know it is a huge pain to work on those. Seems like the outside tire is never the one that goes flat and you always have to take the outside wheels off to work on the inside.

2018-06-08 13:32:59 UTC  

I have zero potential GFs right now, so the number can't go down lol

2018-06-08 13:33:45 UTC  

I'm an only child and grew up in a small family, so I don't think I would mind being around the same 10 people every day

2018-06-08 13:46:03 UTC  

@Jacob lmaoing at the comparison between farmwork and DQ

2018-06-08 13:50:10 UTC  

@Der Seeteufel - SD bro, that's so cool that your cousin hires white people at decent wages instead of undercutting the American workforce with cheap Mexicans

2018-06-08 13:52:57 UTC  

We don't have many Mexicans up here and they can't operate equipment like ours and everyone knows it. Some of the farms around here hire South Africans. I met a couple at the bar a few weeks ago.

2018-06-08 13:53:52 UTC  

@Jacob you can get the experience of farming in many different forms. You could get a part time job a full time job or simply they could call you if they need extra help from time to time.

2018-06-08 13:56:37 UTC  

You don't put a Mexican in a $500,000 tractor pulling a $200,000 planter. It just isn't done.

2018-06-08 14:14:01 UTC  

They'd be driving drunk anyway

2018-06-08 14:27:01 UTC  

@JesseJames I actually live in a rural area. So that's no entirely out of the question.

2018-06-08 14:30:55 UTC  

@Jacob Most farmers would be happy for you to contact them asking for work.

2018-06-08 19:15:35 UTC

2018-06-08 22:03:07 UTC  

Chevrolet to the rescue.

2018-06-08 23:05:53 UTC  

This is my bosses new Dodge. He got it last week.

2018-06-08 23:07:17 UTC  

To be fair to dodge this was clearly a case of user error.

2018-06-08 23:09:27 UTC  

Fields can be deceptive. If you look at the top soil around this mud it looks pretty dry. There was no way any pickup was going to make it through there though.

2018-06-08 23:15:14 UTC  

@Der Seeteufel - SD my cousins are farmers and they hired (white) south africans last year. they said they were good people and hard workers

2018-06-08 23:15:25 UTC  

at first glance I thought that was just pickup tug'o'war

2018-06-08 23:15:57 UTC  

@Deleted User so did I, I was going to ask who won? πŸ˜‚

2018-06-08 23:16:43 UTC  

@Zyzz yeah no one ever complains about their work ethic. My boss said he'd hire them too, but they're too expensive.

2018-06-08 23:18:56 UTC  

I'm not sure what SAs ask for, but I get paid $13/hr + room and board.

2018-06-08 23:20:30 UTC  

Not sure what that's like state adjusted

2018-06-08 23:22:50 UTC  

Honestly it's pretty good for me. I don't pay for housing or food, and I'm a disabled vet so the military takes care of my medical. I could make a lot more money somewhere else but I can't emphasize enough how much I love my job.

2018-06-08 23:24:00 UTC  

Plus SD cost of living is pretty low so I'm actually doing ok financially.

2018-06-08 23:24:54 UTC  

huh, that sounds really good then

2018-06-08 23:25:20 UTC  

y'all best not be putting harmful chemicals in our food now 😀

2018-06-08 23:26:26 UTC  

one thing i really like about Europe is their food quality

2018-06-08 23:26:40 UTC  

no gmo, chemicals, pesticides, hormores, or any of that other nonsense

2018-06-08 23:27:11 UTC  

food is more expensive and portions of smaller but its better for you and i think that shows up in how much better looking the people are than your avg white american

2018-06-08 23:27:54 UTC  

would tend to agree, we're very unhealthy

2018-06-08 23:36:59 UTC  

Lol! I load the concentrated stuff into these sprayers without PPE so if I live you're probably safe. Honestly the harshest stuff we use is ammonia. Organic farmers need the same chemicals to produce their crops too. They just need to fertilize a lot more often because bird scat has less of what you need and a bunch of other stuff that you didn't want in the first place. I personally don't buy into a lot of the organic propaganda. I was a nuclear reactor operator in the navy and I like to think I have a pretty good understanding of chemistry. There might be some disadvantages to using modern herbicides but I am personally in the good outweighing the bad camp. Now if we could just stop using our scientific advances to feed worthless people everything would be perfect.

2018-06-08 23:38:52 UTC

2018-06-08 23:53:47 UTC  

@Deleted User if I was going to boil down my opinion I would have to say that I basically bathe in synthetic crops and chemicals all day and if anything I've become infinitely more Chad since I started here. If you are concerned about your food don't be an urbanite and grow it yourself. There is no way in hell eating GMOs makes you more of a fag than someone who shops at Trader Joe's.

2018-06-08 23:55:10 UTC  

Lol, no yeah what goes into those crops is probably the least of our chemical worries anyways

2018-06-08 23:56:16 UTC  

Yeah. I don't even touch tap water. That s*** is making the frogs gay.