[NAFEX] Changing jobs

mIEKAL aND dtv at mwt.net
Mon Jun 9 08:39:55 EDT 2003


Hey Tom, do you perchance remember what text you were looking at or 
could you back channel me the quote & citation...

thanks

mIEKAL


On Monday, June 9, 2003, at 07:35 AM, Thomas Olenio wrote:

> Hello,
>
> It is farmers in gerneral who get little respect, though they feed all 
> of
> us.
>
> 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.
>
> Later,
> Tom
>
> --
> 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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