[NAFEX] Sanitation

Ginda Fisher list at ginda.us
Thu Dec 13 17:12:47 EST 2007

Well, whether or not there are Mexicans on the board, it would be the  
fault of the farmer and not of the workers if there's no toilet for  
the pickers to use.


On Dec 13, 2007, at 4:48 PM, <dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com>  
<dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com> wrote:

> Folks,  I really hope we have no Mexicans on our list that can read  
> the
> comments about their hygeine.
>   "Who of you is without having gone in the orchard, let them say  
> the first
> slur!"
> Dennis Norton
> Royal Oak Farm Orchard
> http://www.royaloakfarmorchard.com
> http://www.theorchardkeeper.blogspot.com
> http://www.revivalhymn.com
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jim Fruth" <jfruth at tds.net>
> To: "NAFEX" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 9:07 AM
> Subject: [NAFEX] Sanitation
>> Murph said, "Take a look at a field of any vegetable, being picked by
>> Mexicans.
>> Look at the Mexicans.
>> Now, look around for a toilet.
>> There it is, 2500' away."
>>    After California banned the use of short hoes...............For  
>> those
>> of you who are not familiar with the subject, the weeds in vegetable
>> fields are often (usually?) removed by hand, with a hoe.  When  
>> using a
>> long hoe, it is easy to slip and cut off the vegetable plant along  
>> with
>> the weed.  So growers cut most of the handle off the hoes thereby  
>> forcing
>> the person wielding the hoe to stoop down close to his work thereby
>> cutting off fewer plants.
>>    Anyway, after California banned the use of short hoes, I began  
>> to see
>> berms along side of fields where I hadn't seen berms before.   
>> Curious, I
>> climbed a few only to observe that the use of short hoes was still  
>> being
>> practiced.  Oh yes, and by the way, no toilets.
>> Jim Fruth
>> Brambleberry Farm
>> Pequot Lakes, MN  56472
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