Would you ever consider being a farmer?
5 Dec 06
farmer? no thanks... the work is really hard, and the work conditions too are not good at all. you work a lot in summer, and staying under the sun for many hours is exhausting! what's more, most part of the day you are almost alone; you may have other workers with you, but you are "spread" in a big field. it is also difficult to earn a lot of money, unless you have a huge farm. no, this not definitely the job for me...
• Defiance, Ohio
7 Feb 07
Yes, I would. As I love the country. I love to grow stuff and I love raising and taking in animals. I grew up on a small farm out in the middle of no where in Ohio. It was great. We had chickens, cows, goats, rabbits, horses, and pigs that I can remember off the top of my head. We had a big pond for drinking water. We raised a large portion for crops that we took to market. Had a garden for ourselves. We planted enough vegatbles to last all winter and then some. Til the next batch was ready to harvest. We had plenty of fruit trees. We also had a plot of woods. Oh, how I miss my childhood being on a farm.
• United States
3 Feb 07
I would love to be a farmer, but I would not raise crops, I would breed livestock. It can be rather profitable but requires a lot of work and planning. I've made small profits raising pigs and sheep for show circuits, up to about $200 per lamb and $400 per hog. I would definitely be a farmer if I could make enough to survive that way, and a person still can in some areas. It's about 75% work and 25% luck, though. And I know it's difficult to not be sure exactly what's going to happen.. but for me, that's part of the excitement.