[OT] Holiday is doing something different

29 December 2007 at 5:43 pm

We’re spending this years holiday at the farm where my wife grew up and today, her brother (the farmer) had to go to a Christmas party in Oslo, several hours away. I thought I’d be nice and give him a hand so he could stay in town a little longer, so I volunteered to take care of his pigs…

Taking care of 420 pigs sure is a different experience than coding all day. Today I’ve been “whacking away” at loads of shit instead of a keyboard - one and a half hours of shoveling shit and spreading sawdust for the pigs to walk / sleep on. When I was only half done, my cap was soaking wet from sweat. I wasn’t exhausted, I just got really warm from shoveling (I guess I should exercise more). So, holidays are a time for doing something different. Farming sure is a lot more physical than what I usually do :D

PS: I’ve now showered for half an hour to get rid of the smell, but I suspect I’ll need another shower to loose it completely…