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post #21 of 24 Old 08-23-2012, 03:58 AM
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I live in the UK so I don't think this rule applies to me, but I can't help but join in. I'm 16, been working on the family farm since I was 10. I get up at 5 in the morning to milk the cows. I've been up to 1am hauling silage. I've hauled little bales of straw and hay, by hand - manual labour at it's best - since I was 11.

Honestly, compared to the others my age I would say I'm much better set for the future - I have lots of hard earned cash,I have 6 years experience - and counting - in agriculture. I get good grades at school. I'm fit and healthy, because of all the fresh air and exercise I get.

And, lets face it, I'm a favourite with all the boys round by me - I'm set to inherit a large dairy farm, I have a fair bit of money and I'm fit and attractive, and willing to sit in a tractor all day.

What's wrong with a bit of manual labour?! Perhaps if more 16 year olds worked on farms, obesity levels would decrease?
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post #22 of 24 Old 08-23-2012, 03:20 PM
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Just 16 year olds? I think starting at age 11 kids should be interned to farms. 16 isn't wear obesity starts, it starts much younger than that (that's not why I think we should move it to 11, but just thought I'd point that out).

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post #23 of 24 Old 08-23-2012, 03:43 PM
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Just 16 year olds? I think starting at age 11 kids should be interned to farms. 16 isn't wear obesity starts, it starts much younger than that (that's not why I think we should move it to 11, but just thought I'd point that out).
Yes, much earlier! My daughter is 7 and she does farm chores daily. She wants to ride so she's got to shovel some manure, throw hay and fill water buckets too.

If anyone wants their kids to do a farm internship - please contact me via pm! (j/k)

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post #24 of 24 Old 08-23-2012, 04:39 PM
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started reading this thread and was about to shriek out loud till I read its been scrapped...what they need to out law is the mall rats running around doing nothing but walking in to people while texting each other because they can't seem to talk to each other even 2 feet apart!

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