24-year-old law graduate, Olivia Holt, writes about being a farmer’s daughter.
Being a farmer’s daughter
- Moving cows – you’re there to help and be shouted at. If anything goes wrong, it’s YOUR fault no matter what. So, make sure you’re not hungover!
- Texting around your farmer dad earns you a “just phone them” lecture, despite the fact he himself will never answer his phone.
- Whatever time you get in from your night out, you’re still milking in the morning.
- “Can you get up and give me a lift in the morning?” NOT a question – that’s a you’re getting up tomorrow and helping me. In fact, anything that’s a “can you” is actually a “you will”
- When asked “how much was that” either knock 50% off the actual price or go for the usual “oh in the sale only £20”
- COMPLETE silence in the house for the weather and for the news – leave the room to avoid a political debate.
- Parents on holiday = turn out everyday for the horses.
- Get your online shopping delivered to the shop down the road – not only is it free delivery, your dad will never know how much you order.
- Standing/playing on wrapped round bales is a sin.
- Checking the cows IS NOT a 20-minute job – It’s a 1-hour job that turns into a 3-hour one because he spots someone he knows and starts talking. (Avoid this job at all costs)
- Any guy that has a farm, works on a farm, likes cows or is saving for a house is a good match.
- Despite the fact your dad probably hoped for a boy, he still loves you almost as much as his cows.
You can follow Olivia’s farm blog here.