It was a beautiful fall morning, the day after Thanksgiving. I was still feeling stuffed from the day before, but that was ok because I had the day off from work.
I had the whole day to relax…or so I thought.
My husband, Adam, tells me their grain cart driver is sick. They have a backup driver so everything should be fine. Unfortunately, since it was the holiday weekend their back up was out of town. Adam somewhat jokingly says that I am going to have do it. ME? Ha, yeah right! Like they are really going to trust me to drive the grain cart for corn harvest. I had zero experience driving a tractor.
The next thing I know I was in the tractor, given a 5-minute rundown on what to do and then thrown to the wolves. That is called desperation.
I learned many things that day and one was the toll sitting in a tractor all day can take on your body. And I just did it one day. Farmers spend multiple days in a row in their tractor or truck, leading to increased pain and tightness.