At FMA there are some dirty jobs, but they’ve taught me that I can do a lot more than I would have given myself credit for.

Since I’ve been here, I’ve helped with slaughtering chickens, which involved plucking the hot smelly feathers while trying to avoid the neck gunk.

I helped to bury the remains of the cow we put in the freezer, which was a stinky mushy job, and I swear when we buried the head, its eyes were looking right at me.

I’ve spent some hours working in what Mr. Mike calls the “Pasture Bakery” picking up cow pies. What a joy! Be sure to hold your breath for the fresh ones.

It wasn’t fun when I started doing these jobs, but after a couple of times doing it, it doesn’t bother me as much. Well, it shouldn’t anyway. Getting my hands dirty with dirt or sap, can be entertaining, especially when I’ve had to dig my hands deep down there into the soil, like when we were digging potatoes out of the garden. Watch out for the rotten soggy ones!

But, when we work as a team, it ends up not being so bad, so dive in!

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