About a year ago we published an episode titled – When Farming Sucks.
In that intro to that episode I said…
Farming 200 years ago and 2000 years ago was hard, just like it is today. Sure technology and innovation has made parts of the job easier, but at the core farmers today still worry about the same things farmers did 2000 years ago.
Some things, and days are just going to suck.
There’s no way to avoid it.
There’s going to be hard times.
Often we don’t think about those hard times that might lay ahead when we decided to start down a certain path. Instead we just focus on what we want to focus on, and usually that’s the pretty vision of the future…
Something Darby cautioned against:
If you have this idealistic utopian view of what farming is going to be in your head, reality is going to set in, and it’s not going to live up to what you paint it to be in your head, and then you have a lot further to fall.
It’s been a year since Darby put out that warning, and a year later, the ever present suck factor of farming is still very real.
Once again, if you romanticized farming before, well this episode is going to take that romantic vision and drag it through the mud a bit.
While the farming lifestyle can be great, and while there are many more good days than bad days, the bad days, can be really bad.
Today, we’ll take a look at some of those bad days happening on the farm right now.
The goal isn’t to discourage you from wanting to do any of this. It is just to make sure that you think about what you are getting into, and show that while there are stormy days (literally), there’s light after the storm.
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