Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Earning Our Keep

Thought I’d post some pics of the hunting crew helping to harvest the corn crop over Labor Day weekend on the farm we hunt on . I had to go back to work Tuesday to get some rest:). This farm is also where most of my trail cam pics come from. Most of us have been friends since high school and have been lucky that our buddy happens to own and operate a dairy farm in a great hunting area. We like to think we help earn our keep by helping out on the farm when we can. If you have a farmer that lets you hunt on their farm offer to help out occasionally. The farmer may not be comfortable enough to let you run their equipment but there are always plenty of other things to do. Most of our hunting crew has run farm equipment since we were teenagers but I don’t think our farmer buddy is still too sure about us sometimes…lol.


Rick Kratzke said...

That is a lot of work for sure. I grew up on a very small farm compared to this one but I can relate to the amount of work there is.
I think it is great that you help them and I'm sure it is appreciated.

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Farmchick said...

My husband and son hunt on our farm AND on a friends farm, so double the work.

Joe said...

Thanks Rick. It’s a nice change of pace from my day job. But I don’t think I’m going to change careers and become a farmer. A couple of days of climbing on and off the tractors remind me I’m not getting any younger.

Farmchick…..Your husband and son have their work cut out for them working your farm and helping the neighbor. I’ve gotten too soft sitting in an office but it’s still worth the little aches and pains the next day to spend a couple of days farming.

Marian Love Phillips said...

I'm a city girl but love the countryside and hunting. I know it's a lot of hard work for a farmer and helping out so you can hunt is a fair trade off in my book! :)

Joe said...

Thanks Marian. It's hard work compared to my regular job but it's fun. And we've always been like family.