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June 24, 2011

A Little Dirt On Us!


Here you go - I am airing our "dirty laundry" for the world to view!


This RFOA assignment is dirty jobs - this was easy, it's how we live on this farm!
Be sure to check out all the dirt on the rest of the RFOA's on our Facebook Page!


Cattle:
Notice what Chris is sitting on - NOTHING well except maybe a cow pie that will soon be in my laundry room!

No matter how dry it is out or how hard you try to avoid getting dirty - manure splatters!

Why can't I learn not to work in shorts - no matter how hot it is?

Really?  And this was for "fun" - getting calves washed for a show!

More "fun"!


I just wish these pics of washing calves showed how dirty clothes end up!


Rubber boots or not when your head is only 3 foot from the ground the manure ends up all over you!



Hogs:  Pictures only show half the story with hogs - you would need smell o'vision - anytime you walk in a hog confinement barn (even for a brief second) you walk out smelling like a hog confinement barn!




Washing hog barns (we wash at least 3 every 5 weeks) - picture aiming a pressure washer nozzle at pile of feed and manure in a corner and it spraying back at you at 100mph, then do this for 5 hours straight!


Don't even get me started on how dirty we get breeding after a rain!



Hauling liquid manure - this is the only pic I could find - you can't see it but he has it all over his jeans (and this was a clean day)  at least once a week when he is hauling something plugs the line or there is a mishap and liquid manure covers him -


Feeding with Dad - "it's fun Mom now will you wash my clothes and coveralls so they will be clean when I want to feed with Dad again?"

Weaning pigs!



Grain:




Cleaning out the leg pit!

I couldn't find any pictures of anyone covered in tractor grease, combine dust, clothes covered in graphite from planting, mud from walking fields, bees wings filled pockets from sweeping out bins . . .

Heck we even get dirty having FUN:






Which brings me to my laundry room:


I end of with 2-5 pairs of jeans that are at least this dirty EVERYDAY!

These I found in the garage - I have no idea what the job was but it was DIRTY!


I wonder if I could get Mike Rowe to come do my laundry for an episode?

9 comments :

  1. oh you need some industrial strength washers and dryers!!! you could do a tide commercial!

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  2. Looks like you do a LOT of laundry! I agree with the industrial washer and dryer!

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  3. YOU WIN! I think Sears or some company should GIVE you a washing machine and drier so you can demonstrate how they hold up to some heavy duty use! GREAT pics!

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  4. Love your post! I was looking through Big D's hamper this morning and surprisingly his pants weren't that dirty ... weird for a pig farmer.

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  5. The first photo of washing the calves is too good.

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  6. Farming by nature is getting in the dirt (and I use the word dirt quite loosely)! Love the good clean farm fun!

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  7. Great post! Remember to explain pictures in more detail. Consumers might (will) have a hard time interpreting the images of weaning pigs. The average American is 4-5 generations removed from the family farm - so those pictures might be a little frightening!

    Keep up the great work!

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