• If there is a large round bale of hay sitting just yards from your basketball hoop, you might just be a farmer
  • If your car smells like goat, and bits of hay fly around every time you open the windows, you might just be a farmer
  • If your favorite store is Tractor Supply, you might just be a farmer
  • If you wake up at 6 am (or 5 am, or 4 am) mumbling, “time to feed the cows” to the cadence of “time to make the donuts,” you might just be a farmer
  • If your favorite footwear is a pair of tall brown rubber boots, you might just be a farmer
  • If the vehicle you use to haul stuff around your 31 acres is a rusted-out 1979 Ford F250 that you paid $200 for in 2014, you might just be a farmer
  • If the vehicle you used to haul stuff around your 31 acres before you acquired the rusted-out 1979 Ford F250 is a 2012 Nissan Altima with a sun roof, you might just be a farmer
  • If your favorite project is building playground equipment for your goats and chickens, you might just be a farmer (well, actually, you might just be a little crazy)
  • If your best friend is the county extension officer, you might just be a farmer
  • If you look out over the unmowed grass in the distance and think, “bet we could get 200 hundred square bales of hay out of that field,” you might just be a farmer
  • If your weekend chore list includes mucking out the run-in shelter, the chicken coop, and the rabbit hutch, you might just be a farmer
  • If you don’t need to look up the definition of a chore to know what it means, you might just be a farmer
    [if you do look up chore, pronounced “chawr” or “chohr,”  it is a noun:

    1.  a small or odd job; routine task.
    2.  chores, the everyday work around a house or farm.
    3.  a hard or unpleasant task: solving the problem was quite a chore.
    MLA. Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 09 Oct. 2014. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/chore>.]
  • If you look at the newborn kits and think, “rabbit stew in 9-11 weeks,” you might just be a farmer

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