Settling in after a long vacation in Alpena, Michigan. Regular blogging will resume, subject to the exigencies of getting the practice and produce site back in order.
Vocations film from 1962. Link. I only watched the first five minutes, but it shows two things you'd never see today: Jack Nicholson as a Catholic (the featured priest) and the priest smoking a cigarette.
Victor Davis Hanson on manual labor in an age that only values mental labor. It's a bit long, but it fits loosely into my loose reasons for pursuing my ag endeavors. "There seems a human instinct to want to do physical work."
I saw this autobiographical bit about Hanson's life very interesting: "For the past four decades, I have split my time between teaching classics and writing, and working on a farm. I cannot say that either world is nobler than the other." At age 51, I doubt I have four decades ahead of me, but such a split seems like a good way to lead one's life, as long as it doesn't result in you working 80 hours a week total. I'm going to have to learn more about his farm side.