[LMB] OT; Sheepfarming, was Re: Five Gods Afterlives, a bit of 5GU theology

B. Ross Ashley brashley46 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 27 02:42:03 BST 2021


On Mon, 26 Jul 2021 18:26:33 +0000, Gwynne Powell wrote:

> From: Tony Zbaraschuk<tzbarasc at lasierra.edu>
>
> Actually, farm life had long passages when nothing much was going on --
> peasants could be fairly leisurely much of the year.  Do a few hours of
> maintenance, manufacture, threshing, whatever -- it's just than during
> harvest season everyone worked incredibly hard and fast because you_had_
> to get the crop harvested before it spoiled or everyone would starve to
> death.  But during the relatively long off-season, it was much less
> hectic... you just had to have people around for the harvest.
>
> Gwynne: It varies a lot from place to place, but farm work can be pretty
> constant; there's repairs and other work to do in the 'down' times, and
> if you have stock as well as crops, it's constant; animals are amazingly
> creative in finding ways to damage themselves.
[snip]
Reminds me of an old friend from Julie Czerneda's fanlist. Mike grew up 
in a sheepfarm in rural Ontario. He said a lamb, like a sheep, was a 
small wooly animal looking for a place to die.


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