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The day in the life of a farmer?

I was just wondering what the day in the life of a farmer is. From when they get up to sundown. What time would they get up and is running a farm hard with two to three people? Is hard to run a small farm by yourself?

Asked By: sly - 4/9/2008
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I'm a small farmer on a permaculture farm. I raise meat rabbits, and meat goats, to sell to customers. We also raise alfalfa to feed the animals, and rapeseed to make biofuel to run our trucks and tractors... More
Answered By: bohemian_garnet - 4/10/2008
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I'm not a farmer, but I know several. The day starts at dawn, if not before then. It depends on what kind of farm it is (crops, commodity animals, etc.) as to what activities are done daily. It depends on the size of the farm as to how many people are needed to run it. Small farms can be run with 5 people, larger... More
Answered By: dixiedarlin7297 - 4/9/2008
 
Its a good life if 4 sure, if u dont have livestock u dont have 2 get up so early if u dont want but u still gotta get the work done so u make up 4 it at night. most of the year 4 me prob 60 to 80 hrs a week, but when were busy in the fall & spring bout 140hrs a week (fall bout 7-8 weeks if weather cooperates & spring... More
Answered By: Ed I - 4/9/2008
 
It is more a lifestyle than a job. If you like to get up early, are a motivated self starter, and like the freedom to do a creative, productive, and varied job, then you'll love it. You may never get rich but you'll have good mental and physical health. Go work for a farmer for a while.
Answered By: mike453683 - 4/10/2008
 
It all depends on what type of farm you are on. If animals are involved, then it is a 7 day a week job. Dairy animals have to be milked twice a day. Eggs have to be collected, All animals have to be fed and watered every day... More
Answered By: yeochief2002 - 4/10/2008
 
As mentioned, it depends on what kind of farm and where it is located... More
Answered By: wildturkey1949 - 4/10/2008
 
My daddy is a farmer, and he gets up around 4:00 or 5:00. He then lets out the horses and feeds the dogs and cats. Then he comes inside and fills out farm forms, fix his checkbook, and eat breakfast and read the paper. When it gets light, he goes to feed the cows. Then he works on tractors, or plants crops (depending... More
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