The Daily Discussion

Our community is buzzing with migrant workers cutting and transporting tobacco.  It is very labor intensive and still relies on able bodies for harvest.  Farmers are also out and about managing workers and overseeing the process.  Our small community gas station/food court/gossip center is full of these farmers taking a break and gathering for their daily discussions.  




"There are only three things that can kill a farmer:  lightening, rolling over in a tractor, and old age."  

Bill Bryson

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  1. Having lived in the country, I can just picture it all. Fall definitely around the corner.

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  2. Love this picture, as it says to me....things haven't changed much in small towns all over the US, when it comes to harvest time. Love it.

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  3. A really great shot, straight out of life. Love it.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  4. Living in Southern Ontario as a child we had many migrant workers who came from Quebec to harvest the tobacco. It was a busy season. xo Laura

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  5. And the old times live on. Love your little town. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  6. Loved that Bryson quote...I'll use it again

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  7. Funny! According to a farmer friend of mine, I've heard it was bacon! But he's still not giving it up.

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  8. Reminds me of how our quaint little town used to be!! Those were the good times!

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  9. Yup that is the truth!

    Thanks for liking the dress. One more version for next week. It is a thing I've decided to do until my own post come back. You know the bald head is not the thing. It is my eyes. The chemo makes the swollen. urgh 6 more days!!!

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  10. We see migrant workers in the fields during all seasons, here in Florida. Citrus, strawberries, blueberries, grapes. No tobacco though. Great photo and quote!

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  11. In the Connecticut tobacco fields, it used to be local teenagers who earned seasonal money harvesting the crop, but these days it seems the local kids won't do it. So migrant workers are a necessity rather than a choice.

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  12. It's nice to see there are still gathering places for these hard working men. Great photo!

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  13. I bet that is back breaking, hand labor that goes for days!! What a great photo and commentary share. The place is 'abuzz' with talk!!!

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  14. You describe perfectly the atmosphere, and I like the quote!

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  15. Huh, Bryson didn't add tonacco? Or Skoal for that matter. Not very realistic, I wager. Shhhhhhh, don't tell. Too much information.

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  16. Love Bryson and I've stripped tobacco in my younger days. It is not pretty work at all!

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  17. You really capture "rural" life perfectly. I hope the season was a good one for the farmers.

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  18. Wonderful quote and love the photo! Farmer's live such a hard but honest life. I've never met one I didn't admire.

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  19. The beans are about ready here. No migrant workers here, just machines- and that big yellow crop duster buzzing around. Have a great week!

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