Friday, July 05, 2024

On Farming

 The work is hard and dirty ... where mayhem and dismemberment are not rare; you are alone where help is distant and compliment rare. Yes, but such toil is never monotony - the real bane of the modern American. You do not stand upright or sit down for hours, for weeks, for months, for years - for life - engaged in rote assembly or married to a plastic, squeaking machine, where the air for the hapless captives inside is stale and the conversation reduced to the varieties of marital infidelity and the comparative value of certain species of garage doors.

- Victor Davis Hanson, Fields Without Dreams: Defending the Agrarian Idea

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