Farm life isn’t known for being easy. Yet, there are also rewards like knowing that instead of a stressful commute you are heading into the sun-kissed fields. When tension strikes, it is important to address it right away because everyone knows that nothing is so important that it should come between a farm family. Use these tips for reducing tension on the farm before big trouble hits.
Let Go of The Reins
Sometimes, tension arises when one person feels as though their voice isn’t being heard. Younger members of your family may feel as though there is no job potential. When founders let the newer generation have more responsibility, they break up the tension while teaching valuable skills that are necessary for keeping the farm in the family.
Get Silly With It
The grueling nature of farming can wear a person down. If everyone is feeling the strife, try to throw in some fun. Wear a silly hat as you go to plow the fields or dance on top of the haystacks. Doing something unexpected can instantly shift everyone’s mood.
Hold a Problem Solving Session
Farm stress often has a serious cause that must be addressed. For example, you might have taken on more than your crew can chew. Or, financial problems have interfered with your ability to invest in needed equipment. Hosting a problem-solving session lets everyone have their voices be heard, and if you’re lucky, it’ll lead to a creative solution.
When it comes to tension on the farm, we’ve heard it all. Please contact us for help with any other problems you encounter on your family farm.