Being a farmer is hard on the body.
Last year was my first year farming. I wasn't even farming the whole time. I had field trips and class days that were spent sitting around and relaxing.
But I still managed to hurt myself.
I pushed myself pretty hard every time I was doing something physical, and not really balancing it out with some stretches or Yoga or anything to help my muscles heal.
Now that I'm doing even harder and more repetitive work, I've hurt myself again.
I went to a massage therapist today for the first time. It was great!
She didn't fix me, but helped me a lot, and I'll have to go back a few more times for sure.
It's just my first year, so I know it'll get better.
And I'm strong, and determined!