"Farming” in America holds many meanings, and only a few have anything to do with food.
As much as they might crave a comfy couch, a relaxing beverage, and a sturdy ottoman, farmers don’t have the luxury of sitting down for an extended chat.
Few words are as visually evocative, or as illustrative of their definition, as “tumbleweed”.
It was more than open land that I suddenly craved; I wanted to interact with more of nature’s elements than just water.
A few weeks ago, I listened to an NPR piece about the Oregon Country Fair.
There's frequently a disconnect between how people portray themselves online, and how they act in reality: the bubbliest, most engaged person on iChat ends up being taciturn and standoffish in person.
Spending time on a farm tends to lead to deep philosophical conversations about the nature of life and society.
It's a well reported fact that the average age of an American farmer is nearly 60 years old.