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14 things you'll understand if you grew up on a farm

Massey. Deere. New Holland. You must choose one.

1. The Ploughing was your Oxegen

Snapbacks and tractors😂

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2. And a Macra dinner dance was the height of glamour

3. This was the most fun you could ever have

Oh to be a kid again... #jumpingbales #laketimefun Source: Instagram/ktradewell

4. There was absolutely no excuse to not be helping out

#DrawingBales #CountryTraffic #TotalGridlock Source: Instagram/lazylegscycling

Leaving Cert starting tomorrow? Well you’ll draw bales for two hours instead of five.

5. And lie ins were basically unheard of

#farmlife #farming #farmer #calves #cows #irishfarm

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Up early now and out with ye. There’s far too much to be done.

6. You had a few adorable pet lambs/calves/chickens…

7. …But you never got too attached to them

Our latest addition on the farm keeping cool #summer #ireland #pippablue #irishfarm

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You grow up very quickly on the farm.

8. You’re not at all squeamish

#newlife #life #farmlife #farm #baby #motheranddaughter #cows #love #adorable #cute #magicmoments #mothernature #blackandwhite #dairycows #dairymilk #nature #animals #natura #animali #rural_love #countrylife #nofilter #italygram #instagram #instagood #instapic #instafarm #farmlifephotography #tagstagramers #like Source: Instagram/allev5stelle

Pulling scores of calves will do that to you.

9. Your family is extremely loyal to a particular brand of equipment

All clean and shiny waiting for some grass to be knocked down #johndeere #6820 #greenpower #fearthedeere #summer #silage Source: Instagram/ianmellor_

#FearTheDeere

10. And nothing beats a good day at the mart

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11. You were taught how to drive a tractor as soon as you were able to walk

#renaulttractor #renault #drawingbales #limerick #ireland #instalike #instafarming #greengrass #blueskiesandsunshine #blueskies #whataview Source: Instagram/miselaoise

12. The weather forecast was doubly important to you

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Most people watched it to see if they needed to bring a jacket. You watched it to see if it was a good time to move the cattle.

13. It was hard work…

#saturdaymorning #brunch #farmlife #love #farmer #silage #calvingseason #cows #ruralireland #irishfarm #sonofthesoil Source: Instagram/magiemagpie

Smelly, mucky, difficult work.

14. …But you wouldn’t have traded it for anything else

Sunning herself #Pet #Pest #Sheep #wexfordfarm #irishfarm #farm #farminglife Source: Instagram/the_hill_farm

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