Message from Der Seeteufel - SD in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #farming
Maybe being forced to do something like that would help me
@Der Seeteufel - SD Yeah I have eight gears; one high/low stick and one four gear stick
@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.
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.
How I spend a lot of my time.
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.
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.
I have zero potential GFs right now, so the number can't go down lol
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
@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
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.
@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.
You don't put a Mexican in a $500,000 tractor pulling a $200,000 planter. It just isn't done.
They'd be driving drunk anyway
@JesseJames I actually live in a rural area. So that's no entirely out of the question.
@Jacob Most farmers would be happy for you to contact them asking for work.
Chevrolet to the rescue.
This is my bosses new Dodge. He got it last week.
To be fair to dodge this was clearly a case of user error.
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.
@Der Seeteufel - SD my cousins are farmers and they hired (white) south africans last year. they said they were good people and hard workers
at first glance I thought that was just pickup tug'o'war
@Zyzz yeah no one ever complains about their work ethic. My boss said he'd hire them too, but they're too expensive.
I'm not sure what SAs ask for, but I get paid $13/hr + room and board.
Not sure what that's like state adjusted
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.
Plus SD cost of living is pretty low so I'm actually doing ok financially.
huh, that sounds really good then
y'all best not be putting harmful chemicals in our food now 😤
one thing i really like about Europe is their food quality
no gmo, chemicals, pesticides, hormores, or any of that other nonsense
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
would tend to agree, we're very unhealthy
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.
@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.
Lol, no yeah what goes into those crops is probably the least of our chemical worries anyways
Yeah. I don't even touch tap water. That s*** is making the frogs gay.