I just returned from a vacation. While on vacation I recalled conversations I had with various farmers who said they never took a vacation let alone a day off. They work 365 days a year - doing chores by 4am and return from the fields at 8pm during the long summer days. They spoke of this with a glint of pride. One farmer mentioned they could never take a family vacation so instead they had a cookout and camp area alongside a brook that meandered through their farm and that was their family get-away where they would all picnic and spend the night.