Anyway, a fellow working for the county came by in the mowing machine and talked a bit. He was asking did I have anything along the road planted that I didn't want mowed, I told him no, I try to keep stuff out of the way for them. It's nice he stopped to ask too.
We got to talking and he told me he farms 250 acres over in Clear Springs. That's a small town near to here. He's got cattle and hay. Been farming his whole life. We're talking about cattle breeds and things and then he starts laying the doom on me. Says that nature is changing and that it's our fault for polluting and messing with nature.
I tell you about this because we think sometimes that no one notices what's going on. That we're alone in seeing the collapse of nature and civilization, but we're not alone.
Farmers, because they spend so much time out working with nature, are the first to see changes. I'll bet if you talked to some small farmers in your areas, you'd hear something similar.
It actually gives me hope knowing that people like this man are seeing the changes, that they know something is wrong.
Just wanted to share that with you guys. I'm beginning to think that doomers are everywhere! LOL
I don't want to forget to thank rj for links he sent this morning. Be sure to visit him at Global Glass Onion.
and do take time to visit the great forums at the bottom of the post and the wonderful blogs that are written by forum members listed on the left.
Oh, and here's another story from the great state of Tennesssee. Sad but true, makes me embarrassed, but this just shows how the war on drugs has become an institutionalized money making machine.
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