[NAFEX] Changing jobs

Thomas Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Mon Jun 9 08:35:49 EDT 2003


It is farmers in gerneral who get little respect, though they feed all of

Yesterday, I was poking through old Roman texts and the most revered
occupation was farming, the least respected was a money lender.

The world is totally upside down today by those standards.


Southwest Ontario
Canada Hardiness Zone 5b
(similar to US zone 5)

On Sun, 8 Jun 2003, Jill Vorbeck wrote:

> Fluffy wrote:
> "Somehow I suspect unless you are unusually headstrong
> family and friend support is critical."
> Unusually headstrong?  Us? (OK, Ed, now that you've
> had your laugh of the day, get up off the floor!)
> Actually, our families thought we were bonkers and
> we'd moved 200 miles away from our old friends.  So I
> guess we were headstrong!
> The hardest adjustment was missing the stimulation of
> spending at least 8 hours per day surrounded by a
> group of people we shared a lot of common background
> and interests with. Most of our associates around here
> aren't "like us." And Fluffy was right when he said
> that fruit growers don't get no respect.  I recently
> heard a commentator on NPR predict that someone might
> end up "selling apples on the street" -- as though
> that's as low as you could possibly fall!
> Some of the best support in our early years here came
> from much appreciated encouragement from fellow
> NAFEXer's, Bob Kurle and Robert Nitschke.
> This life is not for everyone. We don't have children;
> that surely would have changed the equation.  But for
> us, it's been a good life.  A major influence in our
> decision to make the move was "Living the Good Life"
> by Scott and Helen Nearing.
> Jill Vorbeck
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