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Tyranny

Posted 6/11/2012 3:54pm by Shiloh Avery.

Emily giving Lacey a piggy back ride
Emily acting the part of the EZGO

 

The old saying, or country song (I forget which) “you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone” is true.  But it’s also true that you don’t know what you need until you have it.  This was true of our first pick-up truck.  Once we had it, we suddenly couldn’t figure out how we lived without it.  Then came the ATV.  How on earth did we get up and down this monstrous hill without it?  How did we ever have time to make all those quick trips to the edges of our farm to turn on and off irrigation, etc.? When I turned in all my cool points and traded my motorcycle for a golf cart, we had divine plans of getting fat and lazy.  Anywhere we had to go, any task to be accomplished, could surely be accomplished with the use of fossil fuels right?  I mean, our human energy is precious and as it turns out, a lot of it is needed for this type of agriculture.  But, insert big sad sigh here, while the EZGO golf cart quickly made itself a farm necessity, it simultaneously made itself a problem and a source of additional work, not to mention the headaches.  And the heartaches.  As you may have guessed, the EZGO cart has broken down yet again, and today, we actually had to walk(!!!) out to a field.  Suddenly, Tumbling Shoals Farm felt like a ridiculous tyranny and had I not quickly fed them chocolate, I’m sure our crew was going to revolt.

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