Farming in the Heat
Michael.McGuire at uvi.edu
Mon Jun 10 18:52:06 EDT 2002
Heat stroke can be fatal. There are liability issues there.
I have worked with farmers in a number of different poor countries and
often they are in the field before sunup and take up to 4 hours off in the
afternoon for a hearty meal and a nap in the cellar. That leaves them
refreshed for 4 hours of hard working in the late afternoon and early
evening. That schedule poses difficulties in a country like the U.S.
On my farm we work until 1 or 2 and then I do paperwork and run errands
after a late lunch. Evening is family time.
Anyway, that's my two bits.
>No one has mentioned this, so it's probably understood, but it is vital to
>have plenty of water out there and to be sure everyone is drinking enough of
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