"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Something to Think About ~ August 12, 2017

Scenes from my little garden...
 
 

The beautiful Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar

 
 

 
 
Little hot pepper plants...

 
Day Lilies and Yellow Cherry Tomatoes...
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"Farmers farm for the love of farming. They love to watch and nurture the growth of plants. They love to live in the presence of animals. They love to work outdoors. They love the weather, maybe even when it is making them miserable.
They love to live where they work and to work where they live. If the scale of their farming is small enough, they like to work in the company of their children and with the help of their children. They love the measure of independence that farm life can still provide.
I have an idea that a lot of farmers have gone to a lot of trouble merely to be self-employed: to live at least a part of their lives without a boss."

Wendell Berry ~ Bringing it to the Table: On Farming and Food
This was "borrowed" from another blogger Lagniappe..... 
 

 
 

7 comments:

Sandee said...

I was raised on a dairy farm and it was hard work. Every single day of the year the cows needed milking. Morning and evening and at the same time every 12 hours. It was good honest work, but no time for a vacation. I would never go back to that hard life. Some love it though and if you have the right kind of farm you have more flexibility.

Have a fabulous day, Kathe. Big hug to you and Russell and tons of scritches to Miss Lucy. ♥♥♥

Jan said...

I think there is a lot of envy people feel toward farmers--and a lot to be envious about

Stephen Hayes said...

Farmers work much harder than I ever wanted to.

messymimi said...

Farm work must be hard and beautiful and awful and exhilarating and heartbreaking all at once, and i admire anyone who can do it.

Becky B said...

What a gorgeous caterpillar

Caren Gittleman said...

oh my I have never seen a monarch caterpillar! How pretty!!!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Great shot. We have a bunch of milkweed we left for them too.