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  •  I got to work on a grass farm (14+ / 0-)

    once when I was still a kid. It was so much FUN. Rollin' up those 30 lbs bundles on grass and putting them on the flat bed. As the Texas morning turned to afternoon the dust mixed with my sweat to form a perfect mud mask. There ain't nothing like a warm cup of water while sitting in the shade of a flat bed truck I tell you what.

    I don't remember any red tailed hawks, but I think there were a few buzzards floating over head eyeing me with anticipation.

    Unfortunately, my neighbors, who owned the farm, only needed help that one day, and I didn't get to go back.

    It is possible to read the history of this country as one long struggle to extend the liberties established in our Constitution to everyone in America. - Molly Ivins

    by se portland on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 11:38:57 AM PDT

    •  I did the other end of that job (8+ / 0-)

      taking sod off of a flatbed and laying it. It had rained on the flatbed the night before, so each roll of sod was now more than 30lbs (if that's where they start out).

      My best friend's dad was a landscaper, so I laid sod one morning, helped plant a few trees (thankful for a Ford tractor with an auger on the back to drill the holes for the trees), collected my pay at the end of the day, and never went back.

      It was extremely painful even though I was 18 at the time, and building a house every day for one summer - which is hard work too - didn't hurt that much.

      They say hard work never killed anyone, but why take the risk?

      Modern revolutions have succeeded because of solidarity, not force.

      by badger on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 02:08:02 PM PDT

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