Wednesday, February 10, 2016

My farm life experience

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My farm life experience
What is shown in this photo is a very ancient way of life, when people had to harvest wheat my hand; but today thanks to the progress that we have made life is a lot easier. Anyhow, when I was young in the farms and in the fields people were forced to live a very lonely life, it might be okay for an old man like the one in the photo, but for a very young man it is a very lonely and perhaps even sad if you have to live there most of your life. This is one of the disadvantages that we are talking about in this post. 

Here again it is the old way of doing farm work, a horse pulling a plough, it was hard work then for people and animals to do these type of work in the farm, but it had to be done, as there was no other way for cultivating the fields.

My farm life experience
Dear readers, this post is the continuation of our last post, Perhaps we have our own destiny, which is part of ‘an old man story’, where I was about to start telling you my real life story, so, this is another chapter of my life story; therefore, let us begin to tell you my story.
As we know life is full of many surprises, sometimes those surprises may be good and other times they might not be that good, but we have to live our lives the best way we can whenever and wherever we happen to live it at the time when those events happen.
I believe that there are times in our lives when we might not even know whether the way that we are living our lives is good or bad for us, and we will discover that value much later in our lives; because what we have been doing during our early life may well take us to a destiny that we had never thought could happen to us. Having said that, now let us talk about that part of life that we have lived, and let us see what we think today about the life that we have already lived; therefore, let me continue to tell you the story of my life, as I have started telling you in our previous hubs of, an old man life story.
So, dear readers, as I have said this post is a continuation of our first farm life experience of, an old man life story, here we are going to add a few more descriptions about my farm life when I was a kid; now there are reasons to believe that once you have read my farm life story or writings, you will all agree with me that the way of life that I and those other youths, whom lived like me during those times in the farms, it was a way of life that to most of us nowadays may seem archaic, unreal and to say the least unfair, and indeed it was really unfair to myself and to all those youths that ended up in a similar position as myself in their families farm.
But at the time when this happened it did not seem that bad to us, because we were so young when we started to work in the farms, and everybody thought that this sort of life had been practised from our forebears for many generations before us, therefore we were not aware then of the adverse influence that it could and would brink to us in the future, as we didn’t know then that we were placed in a disadvantaged situation and even our parents did not see how bad the situation could become to some of us, because they could not see how fast life was going to change, and even if they did guess that things were going to change very rapidly, they didn’t know what else to do. So let us talk about this unfair situation that we were in at those times.
Farm life unfair situation
The farm life unfair situation
Now, this situation that I am talking about here was most unfair to us because it affected only us the young people working in the farms, but it did not affect all the other young citizens of this somewhat rich rural town of Genzano di Lucania, because they would be living a better life in town; (Here rich rural town means only Genzano town by comparison to other rural towns which surround it).
So, as it happened then, we a portion of the young citizen of Genzano di Lucania became caught in a disadvantaged position including myself, and this position would affect us very badly for the rest of our lives; but we didn’t know then that it was going to be a disadvantageous position for us in the future, and we did not know what else to do, even if we knew and there was nothing that could be done either. The few exceptions who were not put at a great disadvantaged position were those youths which their families were rich land owners, because it would always be an advantage for them to stay in the farms and learn their future trade and then use their farm knowledge in the future to their advantages, in their own family farms. 
But for the rest of us young men who were working in small farms like myself, and did not own enough land to secure a good living in the future, what we were doing would turn into a disadvantaged position later on, but at the same time we had no other opportunities in life but to continue the old tradition of farming, just because this same tradition of farming had been a way of life to the rural community of this agricultural town for centuries before us, and therefore, when I was young it was thought to be the only way to earn a living if you happened to own any land at all, so we had to be trained to be farmers in order to look after our own small farm when we would become older, and anyhow, in those times there was not much else that could be done, but this helping in the farm and training to be a farmer for us became a great disadvantage, because of the changes that followed in farming later on. Now to be fair here I may have to add that there were also a few other youths that their families were so poor that they were also working in the farm like us by looking after the farm animals and other small tasks, they had no land at all, so they worked in the farm just to be fed free from the farm owners and a few other things, if the farmer could afford that.
Anyhow, nobody could be blamed for putting us youths in such a position, which in the end would result for us in a disadvantaged position: because the very same way of life that had served the same community of farming well for centuries, and those people that lived before us did not feel disadvantaged at all and were not disadvantaged at all then.
But nowadays because of the enormous change of the modern era, which has brought with it great advantages to most communities, since food is a lot cheaper than it used to be in the past; you can see this great difference in our article, Farming today compared to the old way , this is its link, if you want to check it out.
Anyhow, let me go back to talk about our disadvantages, because of this changes and also changes in the value of work that any worker does, for this reason we the youths that were working in the farms became greatly disadvantaged. But this is not all, because there are a lot more that can be said, about the way we became and the ways we were later on treated from the rest of the community.
I believe that this post is becoming too long for today’s readers, so see you in our next post, that we are going to call, my harsh destiny.


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