13. Farmers might have to hack through the ice like a seafaring viking
Sometimes your farm might freeze over completely -- something that’s been happening a lot for the past two years thanks to those pesky polar vortexes. When it's really bad, it could mean staying home and farming another day -- but sometimes it just means that you wake up extra early for a couple of hours of breaking ice any way you can.
14. Oyster farmers are probably crazy -- and we love that
Pete Malinowski, who teaches at the NY Harbor School and grew up on an oyster farm, puts it best. “From my experience,” he begins, “there’s probably not a more challenging or physically demanding or a more rewarding livelihood. If you like being on the water and like working crazy hours and working all year in terrible weather, it might be the job for you.”