Women in Ag: 8 Farm Life Hacks
One of my favorite must-have items is a dry erase marker. I
use it for everything. I label our bulk feed bins with contents for new
drivers, leave reminders on the milk house wall next to switches, even write on
equipment if I need to! Notes can always be cleaned off with cleaner or good
old hand sanitizer.
We have dry erase boards everywhere! In the shop for general
notes and in the spray truck by the mixing tank. Then everyone knows what was
in last, if it was rinsed or we even write the chemical rates and what goes in
a batch. It's been a life saver!
- Rita Herford
Pencil bags work well for truck papers so papers don't blow
away and I use a backpack during busy seasons to transport needed items between
-Deb Bates Mehl
Nail mouse traps with scrap paper in them to fence
posts/walls in the barn. Use them to label pens with feed regimen, meds, etc.,
easily and leave notes for others. They're stronger than most cheap clipboards
and fit on even small fenceposts.
Use hockey goalie equipment if you have to be the calf
Shin guards on your arms work well when dealing with first
calf heifers that like to kick a lot during milking!
- Kim Abashian Sanders
Old medicine droppers or syringes with measurements for
children's or infant Tylenol work great for giving drenches or other meds for
small livestock or even farm dogs and cats.
- Leslie Shuler Svacina
My daughter used to show cattle and would come home covered
with stuff that wouldn't come out. Other show moms told me to pour a can of Coke
in the wash with the dirty clothes. Works wonders!
-Lois Luebbert French
Yep those are my kitchen gloves he's using for his foamer .
Yet another household tool used for the farm.
These handy tips will change your life!