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Village life – the content and unreliable workers

Village life – the content and unreliable workers

“Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence.” – Laurence J. Peter A new housemaid arrived last week. She is 17 and on trial. She has just left school. The old man feels a little guilty about employing someone her but she needs the money as she is financially responsible for her sick mother. Unlike the other workers, she comes to the farm in the morning around 6 am and leaves at 5…

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Farm life

Farm life

“The years seemed to stretch before her like the land: spring, summer, autumn, winter, spring; always the same patient fields, the patient little trees, the patient lives; always the same yearning; the same pulling at the chain–until the instinct to live had torn itself and bled and weakened for the last time, until the chain secured a dead woman, who might cautiously be released”- Willa Cather As I embark on life on the farm, I hope my ending will not…

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