I live on a farm, next to another farm, surrounded by woods and other farms. This means, especially in the summer, that life is busy. We ladies often stay more indoors, so we have the opportunity to provide perks for our gentlemen. Making hay, processing chickens, building new fence, recovering from floods… All of these activities often mean several local farmers join forces for more efficient work. How can you provide perks? Here are some of our traditions (VERY effective in making us everyone’s favorite people):
No need to leave this one to the hobbits. It turns out, your work crew will be hungry after the first few hours of a job. If work starts at sunrise, an 8, 9, or 10 o-clock meal will be a hit.
Provide plenty of water. On hot days, when you show up with a cooler of ice water and/or sweet tea, you will be popular and loved. 🙂
Between meals, a great big batch of cookies is just what you need to make. This gives you an excuse to get out and see the progress, and allows the fellas to take a quick break.