Being a farmer and seed dealer makes hours worked very different depending on the time of year. Right now i should be working about 16 hours a day 7 days a week for about 3-4 weeks but it rained last night so i get some free time today.
when everything is planted and starts slowing down a little then i will work about 60-70 hours a week mowing and spraying. Middle of July to August I work probably 30-40 hours a week and then in Sept it fires up again. Back to 120 hours a week or so until harvest is over or it rains and gives us a break. Harvest and fall tillage usually lasts until mid november.
I am pretty busy with seed sales from after harvest until around christmas, 50-60 hours a week and then January to March 15 is dead. maybe 20 hours a week unless I am skiing which i do a ton of because it is my slowest time of year. basically my only vacations happen during late winter.
I always park the combine for ISU home football games and I take all Tuesday nights off for golf league during the summer. If you add all that up I work about the same as a guy who works about 50 hours a week with 4 weeks vacation. My hours just come in bunches.
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