The tired farmer falls down a rabbithole and hopes you value honest hard labour enough to pay for organic local carrots

On the chance that anyone else is trying to figure out why they find term “science based” is so instinctively irritating (it’s hard to argue with it) and even exclusionary (since when did science get it right all the time?), I share this quote, attributed to Albert Einstein:

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.

There. Doesn’t that help?

Next, I’ll throw in this picture of Dad and Jennie figuring out the adjustments on the new Hydraweeder. Instinct trumped reason again and again on this and in the end, we need longer bars. I’ll leave it at that.


Finally, here is a picture of the weeder we are more or less desperate to replace. To do the entire carrot patch, the operator has to push this for 13kms. I will not be doing this when I am 80. And apparently it will take that long to sort out the next level in mechanical weeding. Of course, I’ll probably still be trying to grow 2 acres of carrots when I am 80. That, my friends, will be another story.


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