Monday, July 9, 2012

Idyllic View

My idyllic view of Farm Life, prior to Farm Life, didn't include heat (106 degrees) and drought early in the early Summer season.  Such were the expectations of someone who has lived in the City until age 58 and that was 5 years ago.  Such were the expectations of someone who has shopped at the grocery store and learned to expect that produce comes on demand.  If I want it and have money to pay for it, somebody somewhere will grow it for me.  The realities of the Farmers' daily lives (including heat and drought) are carefully screened from my view.

Maybe that's in part why people moved to the City from the Farm.  Farm Life is hard.  The Boss (the Earth) is known to be quite changeable.  The Farmer has no choice but to go with the flow.

I must say that I continue to be presented with some experiences that could only be called the "first day of school".  Once  again, I am confronted with a learning curve which is steep.  Surely the Earth must smile through it all. 

1 comment:

2buhblogger said...

As a city dweller all of my life, I honestly never thought much of the farming life and all it entails. So when I read this post I was like wow, that is such a different and more agreeable way to look at another way to live and provide.

Here in Chicago the drought has been quite dramatic. It seems Earth is scorching itself from us.