She's such a grafter. She has to all sorts of hard farm labouring tasks at Flintcomb-Ash, even those which men would normally be expected to do (especially as men were paid more). At Talbothy's dairy, she was normally the first or second to get up in the morning. On top of that, she is quite prepared to walk thirty miles in a day. She must have been very strong and her hands must have been as tough as leather. I wonder where she gets it from because her father is bone idle and her mother is hardly any better.