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[–] Locked_Account 1 point 62 points (+63|-1) ago 

For decades I have listened to the coddled bots in the artificial system talk down the intellect of the rural communities... smug in their sophisticated ability to read a bus schedule.


[–] BlowjaySimpson 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The compendium of knowledge and industry skills the average rural farmer has blew my mind.

They are the quintessential jack of all trades. Mechanics/Machining, Biology, Husbandry, Meteorology, Accounting, Machining, Marketing/Sales, and even coding/firmware modifications now.

They dabble in everything.


[–] Mugman 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

You have to be honestly. Machines break down so you fix them or know someone who does. You never go to the manufacturer unless you use deer shit. The farmer community is very tight knit.


[–] Inaminit 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I have money tree seeds for the CHAZ if they can pay for them...


[–] moosethenoose ago  (edited ago)

No Kidding. Damn.

Stuff breaks. And, you are at the whim of someone else it you can't do it yourself.

The local hardware stores are enough. Owning a 3D printer and knowing how to reverse engineer / model / print replacement parts has been enlightening. Are they the same? NO - not at all. Are they good enough for $2 instead of $200 yes. It will get you by until you can find a salvage part.

Obviously plastic replacements, not metal.

Higher end home printable materials are there, and stronger. They are tough and abrasive on the printer nozzles.

The thing I don't have is just a simple welder. I took a welding class in college and did okay - it is an art that requires planning and finesse.

Does anyone have a recommendation on a quality 120V welding unit. (Arc, gas, etc.) ? I'm handy and can maintain. What are people using - probably for less than 1/8" metal. (fixing sheetmetal, snowblowers, lawnmowers, etc.)?


[–] Usernamenameuser ago 

Do you know how much a basic combine harvester costs new? Of course, farmers automatically don't jump straight to buying a brand new one because they're not stupid.


[–] Mt_Wannahockaloogie 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

As someone born and raised in an inner city I can confirm this is the mentality that is taught to city folk. That we are so progressive living on top of one another and being connected to technology makes us superior to our country dwelling countrymen. Funny thing is city folk never really stop to think how they get their products.


[–] uvulectomy 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

"We ain't need no farm! We gitz our food from da sto!"

Also, for all the technology and living on top of one another in urban areas being "better"....sure seems the people in rural areas are much, much happier on average. Might have something to do with having enough space to be alone when you want. Might also be that you can put in an honest day's labor and actually see the results of that labor at the end of the day...vs. tapping away in a cubicle all day and being unable to see that you've accomplished anything other than shrinking a stack of TPS reports.


[–] Usernamenameuser 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Products come from Santa Claus ya dildo.


[–] Notimportant36 ago 

Ditto that, but even with the minimal knowledge of farming I still make a better garden they had,