This week was National Farm Safety and Health Week
Now many of you know how important safety is on the farm or anywhere for that matter.
But here are just a few things to remember
(Lively H already had an experience with the extinguishers this week, thankfully the machinery was fixable and caught in time and no one was hurt
Your health is vital as a farmer especially in the heat, and long hour, stay hydrated (get that cooler full of drinks and snacks in the buddy seat) and continue to be safe and cautious and careful.
Now... Today's theme I read for farm safety week is "Safety and Health for Women in Agriculture"
This was last year, after riding in the combine with papa, he was having a ruff day, combines weren't running right, broke down, just one of those days....
So all we had left to do, was unload and tarp the trucks..but papa had to run to the shop
Of course I wanted to help, and try and get as much as I could done before papa got back.
Well as I was unrolling the tarp over the truck I went to roll up and tighten the tarp and put in holder...
And BOOM. Nailed it, well my face... (I can laugh about it now)
Photo below: about an hour after it happened
Got an XRAY-all good
Just a nice bruise a couple days later and a face lift hah!
Papa pulled up just at the right time to watch what happened, check on me and tell me next time I had to hold it tight and put in in holder, and not let go before.. but hey I'm stubborn, thought I had everything under control and just wanted to help and get it done
Moral of the story
Farm safety laugh, my stubbornness and just to show you sometimes we get in a rush and do not think about the safety of ourselves all we think about is getting something done in a timely manner or getting it fixed. BUT we have to consider, safety.
Now obviously I learned from this experience, and now I'm back tarping trucks like a pro
Hey, it's me again Catlin. Just wanted to give you a little more detail about what my plan is for " A Growers Granddaughters" blog. My intention is to keep you up to date on my life adventures in agriculture such as research projects, a little gardening, and my grandads farm,Lively H, which inspired me to pursue a career in agriculture. This blog is not only for you to read but also see all the behind the scenes on the farm, and educate you more on agriculture topics. If you have any questions, please comment, or email me, If there is a topic in agriculture you are unsure about, shoot me and email.