Ellen Schwab wrote:No one is asking for 20 hours of HARD labor . . . .
I completely agree. I don't call it hard labor either. However, I have 5 teenage sons (1 set of twins). The younger three have taken to the land much better than the older 2. The 2 eldest say a chore as simple as gathering eggs is to "hard" and they should be entitled to lie around all day and do whatever they want while others do the 'hard' work. This younger generation think anything that doesn't involve sitting around eating pizza and Twinkies while playing on the computer is too hard. This was my point. Though there are many who are willing to go outside and enjoy the time, fresh air, quiet, tranquility, and peace of farming/gardening/permiculturing most, alas, do not.