Sunday, September 28, 2008

Do Or Die

We started working yesturday for the beetharvest. Well the pre pile not really the harvest just the farmers getting their fields ready to harvest. We were to train thats all they told us in the phone call on Friday evening. Okay training, some one is going to show us or tell us what to do, no such luck they put you on a piler and you figure it out on your own., do or die. Trucks come in and drop the beets in a hopper, from there the beets go on a conveyer belt. When the trucks are done dumping we have the trucks back up to put dirt in the box, they bring dirt with the beets and we send it back to the farms. We take samples check in the trucks and shovel dirt off the concrete. At the end of the shift you clean the dirt out of the hopper, which is in there like cement. cleaning is the hardest part of the job.

The bathroom is 1/4 mile from the beet pile, so I have to start the walk even before I have to poddy. We get two 10 min. breaks and 20 min lunch, well it takes longer then 20 min. to walk back to your car to eat your lunch. We got home a little after 9pm a 13 hour day. Needless to say I had to take a 6 hour nap today. I got up made breakfast and went back to bed. Just a little sore. Standing on concete 12 hours is not easy and the shovel weights a ton by noon. I guess you can do anything for 2 weeks.

Not sure how much I will be posting once we start the harvest. Pretty sure if I'am not working I will be sleeping.

1 comment:

Jim and Bobbie said...

Oh, Sweetie Pie, I'm so sorry you have two weeks of such hard work. I don't think I could do it. Bless your heart. Bobbie