Hay, Hay, Hay...
One of the things that caught my eye when I applied for this job was the opportunity to learn and gain more experience in farming. I have worked on my grandfather’s farm for a few years and was familiar with the equipment, what each one does and how to run them. But even though I knew all these things I still had a lot more to learn. This past week was the first time we able to start baling hay. In one week, I have already learned a lot of things.
When I first starting helping my grandfather at his farm the very first thing, he told me was “nothing goes right at the farm.” I can truly say that is probably the most important thing that I have learned when it comes to farming. This week I instantly thought back to my grandfather’s words. We had some problems with the baler and let’s just say it was very frustrating. Isabel, Willie and I spent hours cleaning out net wrapping from the inside of the baler and also a lot of hay. At one point in time, I looked at Willie and told him “Nothing goes right at the farm” and he agreed.
Another skill of mine I have seen a significant improvement while working at G Farms is my communication skills. Growing up I had a speech problem and it was hard for people to understand me. It kind of put a damper on my confidence in talking. But since being here at G Farms Willie and Kelsey has helped me out tremendously. Every day I talked to customers and I will admit at the beginning I was a little nervous but with a lot of repetition and building my confidence, I have become more relaxed and efficient in communication.
I have been reading a new book call “Fanatical Prospecting” and it has already taught me a lot. One thing that really stood out to me in the book this week is the 3P’s. The 3P’s include: Procrastination, Perfection and Paralysis from analysis. This stood out with me because I struggle with all three of these. Jeb, the author made it very clear and on how to deal with each one of these problems and overcome them.