Art/ Stop Farming Now
hanzibra at svn.com.br
Thu Apr 2 07:30:27 EST 1998
There is something attractive about a farmer making things "firm", as
this is in fact the stable base of any economy , as Bloefield so
elegantly points out in "Pleasant Valley".
Ironically in Brazilian Portuguese we have no word for "farmer", other
than "produtor rural"-- rural producer. That also is a bit too
commercial-- farmer has more profound psychological meanings for us,
don`t you think? It has connotations of roots, which "rural
producer"does not have...
Instituto de Permacultura da Bahia
Akiva Werbalowsky wrote:
> <Whmm. And what do you recommend calling someone who raises cattle,
> sheep, or ducks?>
> grower, shepherd, duckinero, etc.
> However, if he/she pays rent to an absentee land owner or is raising
> animals primarily for financial profit, I'd call 'em a farmer.
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