As I working on the farm this week, I came up with these few reasons why it’s hard being a woman on the farm. I told dad and he just rolled his eyes. When will he learn that I can be pretty, have feelings, be a girl, and still farm! 🙂
1.) Not only do we have chores to do outside, but we have chores to do inside. Sometimes after a long hard day on the farm you just want to crash, but you can’t. You have to make supper, finish some laundry, and pick up the house a little bit.
2.) Riding in the tractor is sometimes painful. When it gets to be bumpy, we need a little more extra support.
3.) We’re emotional. We have feelings. Sometimes men seem to get annoyed that we care for our animals so much and hate to see us cry. Well tough nuggies. We have feelings and sometimes we need to cry.
4.) Sometimes we literally have a pain in our side. (and it’s not our man) We don’t feel like planting corn, making hay, or grinding feed, but we have to. And boy is that a BIG have to when you’ve got a pain in your side.
5.) Our hair. Oh my gosh, our hair. It’s SUCH a pain. Even when we put it up, it’s still in our face or sticking to our neck. We’re not going to cut it like men’s hair, EVER, but sometimes we wish it was that short. We look like goofballs with a big blob of hair on the top our heads, but it’s for safety and temperature control.
6.) Tan lines. We can’t take our shirts off (and don’t you dare tell us that we can!!) like men can. We can either have AWESOME tanned arms or some great farmer’s tans. Not our stomachs or back though. And most of the time we have a great short line or no tan on our legs at all. Darn it.
7.) We have to decide which clothes can eventually go in the ‘chore clothes’ pile and which ones we want to stay in our ‘good clothes’ pile.
….These are just a few of my struggles on the farm. What are some of your struggles? Let me know!