It’s that time of year again – harvest! Whether you’re harvesting corn silage or hay, you know there are long days, extra chores and a seemingly never-ending to-do list ahead.
Here are seven tips to help you stay positive during these busy harvest days:
Corn Silage Harvest Tips
#7 – Keep an extra cell phone charger close.
This will help alleviate panic when you see red blinking on your phone.
#6 – Pack coolers of snacks and drinks for morning and afternoon
. Be prepared – those long days and nights can leave you hangry. Make sure your best mood is on display.
#5 – Share a corny joke to keep everyone’s spirits up.
Don’t have one? Try this one on for size: “What did the baby corn say to the mama corn? Where's popcorn?”
#4 – Do a little yoga.
While flexibility may not be your thing, even just taking a few deep, relaxing breaths can do wonders for your stress level. Breathe in. Breathe out. It’s that simple.
#3 – Cuddle with a calf or pet your dog.
Petting an animal for just a few minutes can reduce stress. A quick walk by the calves or cows can help take your stress level down a notch.
#2 – Ask for help.
This can be hard, especially when you’re moving fast and your to-do is long. Dairy is a community full of comradery, so go ahead and ask.
#1 – Rock out to a good song.
No matter your taste, there’s nothing like rocking out to your favorite jam to reduce some stress. Don’t worry, nobody can see you – play that air guitar.
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