[LMB] BD: TSK: Beguilement: ch 10 - "Dag Stories"
kevink45 at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 19 16:43:51 BST 2011
So I have heard, but being an urban person, wasn't sure. I had always wondered about morning milking time having to be so very early in so many stories. Do the cows really care if they're milked at 5:30 AM or 7:30 AM, so long as it's done regularly? The detail of very early milking so we can get it to the train station for delivery to the city, or, so we can get the cows back out to pasture for maximum amount of grazing time never made it to most of the sories I recalll. Or whatever the reason is.
When heat is provided by a wood stove, does wood cutting fall into the harvest category, or the do a bit at a time through the year category? I do realize you do want to give the cut wood time to dry out befor trying to burn it.
> > Without slaves, or shadow slaves as per our use of fossil fuels, one
> > cannot be a gentleman farmer. Working from dawn to dark 30 makes
> > it difficult to study the classics.
> There's a lot of leisure time in farming, actually. The _harvest_
> season is brutally demanding (everyone in the fields all the time;
> you can't physically eat enough to _not_ lose weight), but during
> other seasons there's not nearly as much to do.
> (This is when you do all the other stuff... but my grandfather
> would work a few hours a day and knock off when he felt like it,
> much of the time.)
> Tony Z
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