Friday, June 24, 2011

Farmer Fridays - It's a dirty job

Well farming can be a dirty job, but someone has to do it. 

Truthfully though, The Farmer hates getting dirty, but he knows it is all in a day's work and he wouldn't trade it for anything and neither would our family.  (Although I do make him keep his dirty work clothes separate from the rest of our dirty laundry and we wash his work clothes separate from everything else.)

Let's face it when you work outside most days with the land, dirt is just a reality especially when water is involved and it turns to mud.

And really to a 5 year old boy how much more fun could it be even if Dad isn't smiling...

and there is a hole in your boot. 

That is Bubby's toe sticking out of his boot.  

In fact, Bubby always finds a way to show that farming can be a dirty job.

In all honesty though, the job that many people might think is the dirtiest job on our farm is in fact a job that doesn't get you dirty at all, most of the time.  I've talked about it before, but we actually recycle our pig's manure so even though it deals with poop, it's really not too bad of job.  And it is just one of the ways we are green on our family farm.

If you want to hear more about the dirty jobs on our family farms, be sure to check out The Real Farmwives of America and Friends as today is a special Farmer Fridays with themed posts from all of my fellow farmwives and friends.



  1. Your little boy is adorable! He needs one of those shirts that says something about loving dirt!
    We also recycle our manure from the hogs. It gets spread on the fields every spring.

  2. Heather, I love reading your posts! I grew up on a farm, am a true farm girl at heart, but ended up marrying a "city boy"...but we never got out of the country, thank the good Lord! Little boys & their mud :) I have two of those as well & a little princess who likes her mud at times...but only on her conditions ;)

  3. Enjoyed reading all the Dirty Job posts!

  4. We were knee deep in trenches last year with the garage and sun room projects. Don't miss that at all!


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