Interview with a farmer
What's life really like a farm?
I recently had the pleasure to sit down with an area farmer and pick his brain about farming life.
When did you know you wanted to be a farmer? Age 5. I watched my dad every day and knew that’s exactly what I wanted to do. As I got older I knew for sure because of my love of animals and making my own schedule working on a farm was very appealing.
What's the biggest difference in farming now compared to 30 years ago. Farming has really gotten easier with all the advances in machinery.
What's the scariest that’s ever happened to you on the farm? My dad and I were swathing. He hopped off and crawled underneath the header to check on something and it fell on top of him. I jumped down and with the strength of ten men, lifted it off of him. I have no idea how I was able to that in that moment.
What's the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened? Take a roll of paper towels with you on the tractor, enough said.
What's the most valuable thing on the farm? My farm wife. Since the year we got married we have worked side by side and its attributed to our great marriage.
What's the most interesting thing you can tell us about working on a farm? Over the years I continue to find Indian artifacts working the land and its always interesting to see what new things I find.