Farm Talk

January 2, 2013

The Top 10 farmer New Year’s resolutions:

by Mark Parker

Parsons, Kansas — 10. I will take my wife out to dinner somewhere other than the sale barn cafe or an animal health/ seed/chemical meeting.          

  9.  I will call the vet before there are four hooves in the air.

  8. I will not ask my wife to go check the cows with me just so I have someone to get the gates.

  6. I will not spend more on any vehicle than it’s worth—except maybe filling it with fuel.

  7. I resolve to actually read herbicide labels, at least the parts the look important.

  5.  I will cut down the cedars in the pasture before it looks like a Christmas tree farm.

  4.  I will not base my corn hybrid decision on who has the coolest caps.

  3. I will bale fescue before it’s dry as Rice Krispies.

  2. I resolve to figure out what the heck all those buttons are for in the new tractor.

  1.  I will count to 10 when an unreachable bolt turns—and then I’ll cuss and throw the wrench. £