If you grew up on a farm, you have definitely been called “unconventional” at some stage of your life, and you probably agreed with them, you ARE different! You are used to things being done differently and have lived experiences that only other farm people can relate to.
We put together a list of the six things you will only understand if you were raised on a farm:
Sleep? Who Needs That?
You grew up waking up at 5 am at the latest. There were too many important jobs to do so early in the morning that you never had the option of sleeping in, not even as a teenager. Laziness was definitely not an option.
A dog as a pet? Forget It!
You had cows and pigs and probably a horse! The only problem with this is that your pets were on constant rotation and you had to learn not to get too attached to them. Still, you had incredible fun chasing after chickens, and you wouldn’t change it for the world.
Outdoor Play? You’re The Master!
Climbing trees or hay bales were part of your daily routine. Your parents probably didn’t have much trouble getting you out of the house or making you stop playing Mario Kart. Now, you find people’s phone addiction hard to understand knowing there is so much to do out there.
School Summer Holidays? Not for you!
Summers were spent working! That’s just the way it was. All farm kids spent their summer days helping around the farm, for free!
Your First Car? A Crop Truck or a Cool Quad!
While now you can see that driving a crop truck as your first car is not considered normal, that was the rule growing up on a farm. That’s what you did, that’s what your other farm friends did. It probably wasn’t the safest option, but definitely a really fun one!
Career Path? Farming For Life!
You might have ended up with a different career, but when you were asked as a kid what you wanted to be when you grew up, the answer was always “a farmer” – and if you ended up following in your father’s footsteps and becoming a farmer, we have two words for you: Farmers rule!!