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Farming is an uphill battle

I shot this lovely Dachshund from the car.

We were cruising Lower Saxony and this small farm is a small farm like any small farm in Lower Saxony. It smells like home. It smells like part time farming: “leisure-time” farming.
Little Dog on the Wayside
By Detlef.

Farming after an 8 hour shift at the factory. Because: you can’t give up farming so easily when your parents did it and your grandparents and their parents: you get my drift.

Times might change, factories might close, states might go broke – a farm is a farm and stays a farm. A woman and a man can support their family even with a small farm if they are willing to work from dawn to slumber.

But then you have to buy diesel and fertilizers and all those machines are prone to be on the fritz.
Driveby
By Detlef.

Farming is an uphill battle.

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  1. April 13, 2009 at 5:20 am

    An uphill battle…I believe that for sure. But farming remains such a beautiful ideal for me. Such a pure form of production, of connecting with the earth. Despite the hard life it surely embodies, I long to be a farmer. Hank would like it too.

  2. April 14, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Hank would like to drive tractor, with the nose in the wind.

    But so many farmers who were farmers for decades would like to stay farmers – but can’t. So I think it would be very difficult to become a farmer.

    Sometimes I think “farmer” is going to be a white collar job, hardly seeing any animal or earth any more.

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