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My Farm Life 2 Crack

Farm families are able to achieve efficiency onlythrough a brutal work schedule that few people couldtolerate. "The farm family does physically demandingwork and highly stressful work at least 1 4 hours a day(often at least 1 8 hours a day during harvest season),Line57 days a week, 365 days a year, without a scheduledvacation or weekends off," wrote Minnesota politicianand farm alumnus Darrell McKigney. "The farmer mustendure all of this without . . . any of the benefits that mostUnited States labor unions demand."A dairy farmer, forLine10instance, cannot just take off for a two-week vacation andnot milk the cows. "Farmers lose perspective on the otherthings in life," one psychologist has written. "The farmliterally consumes them."

My Farm Life 2 Crack


Americans have distanced themselves from theLine15ethics and morals of food production, except where itserves them to think nostalgically about family farmsas the source of our better values. Little wonder thata poll taken by The New York Times finds a majorityof Americans seeing farm life as superior to any otherLine20kind of life in this country. As consumers, Americanshave enjoyed relatively inexpensive food. What willhappen if family farms disappear? What will we dowithout family farmers to watch over the system forus to be our dupes, and to create that pleasant situa-Line25tion through their own great discomfort?

A. ethical implications of food productionB. harsh working conditions on many farmsC. need for farmers to form a labor unionD. plentiful and varied food available in the United StatesE. beliefs of many Americans regarding farm life2. Both passages serve to discourage the

A. reliance on polls for accurate informationB. desire of many farmers to take annual vacationsC. tendency of Americans to buy inexpensive foodsD. romanticization of farm life by nonfarmersE. rise in price of home-grown produce3. The author of Passage 1 would most likely assert which of the following about the "majority"(line 19, Passage 2)?

A. They would be bored by the routine chores that are performed on a farm.B. They have little understanding of the realities of farm life.C. They admire the efficiency of the average family farm.D. They wish to improve the arduous life of many farmers.E. They are impressed by the current research on economical food production.4. Unlike the author of Passage 2, the author of Passage 1 does which of the following?

Five months ago, some time after the dinner, my mothergave me my "life?'s importance,"a jade pendant on a goldchain. The pendant was not a piece of jewelry I would haveLine15chosen for myself. It was almost the size of my little finger,a mottled green and white color, intricately carved. To me,thewhole effect looked wrong: too large, too green, toogarishly ornate. I stuffed the necklace in my lacquer boxand forgot about it.Line20But these days, I think about my life's importance.I wonder what it means, because my mother died threemonths ago, six days before my thirty-sixth birthday.And she's the only person I could have asked to tell meabout life's importance, to help me understand my grief.Line25I now wear that pendant every day. I think the carvingsmean something, because shapes and details, which 1 neverseem to notice until after they're pointed out to me, alwaysmean something to Chinese people. I know I could askAuntie Lindo, Auntie An-rnei, or other Chinese friends,Line30but I also know they would tell me a meaning that is dif-ferent from what my mother intended. What if they tellme this curving line branching into three oval shapes is apomegranate and that my mother was wishing me fertility.and posterity? What if my mother really meant the can-Line35ings were a branch of pears to give me purity and honesty?And because I think about this all the time, I alwaysnotice other people wearing these same jade pendants- not the flat rectangular medallions or the round whiteones with holes in the middle but ones like mine, a two-Line40inch oblong of bright apple grn. It?ˉs as though we wereall sworn to the same secret covenant, so secret we don'teven know what we belong to. Last weekend, for example,I saw a bartender wearing one. As I fingered mine, I askedhim, "Where'd you get yours?"Line45"My mother gave it to me,"he said.

A. the relationship of mother and son is different from that of mother and daughterB. June is not the only one who ponders the meaning of a jade pendantC. a jade pendant symbolizes the mystery of life and deathD. June finally understands the true meaning of her jade pendantE. strangers are easier to talk to than family members and friends10. The passage indicates that the act of giving a pendant can best be described as

A. a widely observed traditionB. a mother's plea for forgivenessC. an example of a mother's extravaganceD. an unprecedented act of generosityE. an unremarkable event in June's lifeQuestions are based on the following passage.

A. Many people work at night and sleep during the day.B. Owls, which hunt at night, do not arouse our fear.C. Most dangerous predators hunt during the day. Some culturesD. associate bats with positive qualities.E. Some dream imagery has its source in the dreamer's personal life.16. The examples cited in the third paragraph (lines 43-66) are primarily drawn from

One of our favorite ways to kick off the weekend is by whipping up a batch of red shakshuka, the traditional Israeli egg dish that makes us feel like we're indulging in a fancy brunch. But when we reached into the back of the fridge for the carton of eggs we picked up from the farmer's market, we hesitated since they'd been there a while. How long do farm fresh eggs last? We know the eggs we snag from the grocery store come with an expiration date stamped on the side, but eggs from a farm? That's a horse chicken of a different color. So, we went straight to the source to crack the code on this mystery.

When it comes to farm fresh eggs, it's all about the bloom. The bloom, if you'll allow us to speak farm for a moment, is the very thin, nearly imperceptible protective membrane that exists over the shell of a freshly laid egg. It's the barrier between the eggshell, which is porous and susceptible to germs and bacteria, and all the good stuff inside. The bloom is what keeps eggs fresh, according to The Happy Chicken Coop, a network of farmers and "chicken enthusiasts" from across the globe who have been raising the birds for decades.

As soon as the light in the bedroom went out there was a stirring and a fluttering all through the farm buildings. Word had gone round during the day that old Major, the prize Middle White boar, had had a strange dream on the previous night and wished to communicate it to the other animals. It had been agreed that they should all meet in the big barn as soon as Mr. Jones was safely out of the way. Old Major (so he was always called, though the name under which he had been exhibited was Willingdon Beauty) was so highly regarded on the farm that everyone was quite ready to lose an hour's sleep in order to hear what he had to say.

"Comrades, you have heard already about the strange dream that I had last night. But I will come to the dream later. I have something else to say first. I do not think, comrades, that I shall be with you for many months longer, and before I die, I feel it my duty to pass on to you such wisdom as I have acquired. I have had a long life, I have had much time for thought as I lay alone in my stall, and I think I may say that I understand the nature of life on this earth as well as any animal now living. It is about this that I wish to speak to you.

"Now, comrades, what is the nature of this life of ours? Let us face it: our lives are miserable, laborious, and short. We are born, we are given just so much food as will keep the breath in our bodies, and those of us who are capable of it are forced to work to the last atom of our strength; and the very instant that our usefulness has come to an end we are slaughtered with hideous cruelty. No animal in England knows the meaning of happiness or leisure after he is a year old. No animal in England is free. The life of an animal is misery and slavery: that is the plain truth.

"Is it not crystal clear, then, comrades, that all the evils of this life of ours spring from the tyranny of human beings? Only get rid of Man, and the produce of our labour would be our own. Almost overnight we could become rich and free. What then must we do? Why, work night and day, body and soul, for the overthrow of the human race! That is my message to you, comrades: Rebellion! I do not know when that Rebellion will come, it might be in a week or in a hundred years, but I know, as surely as I see this straw beneath my feet, that sooner or later justice will be done. Fix your eyes on that, comrades, throughout the short remainder of your lives! And above all, pass on this message of mine to those who come after you, so that future generations shall carry on the struggle until it is victorious.

The singing of this song threw the animals into the wildest excitement. Almost before Major had reached the end, they had begun singing it for themselves. Even the stupidest of them had already picked up the tune and a few of the words, and as for the clever ones, such as the pigs and dogs, they had the entire song by heart within a few minutes. And then, after a few preliminary tries, the whole farm burst out into Beasts of England in tremendous unison. The cows lowed it, the dogs whined it, the sheep bleated it, the horses whinnied it, the ducks quacked it. They were so delighted with the song that they sang it right through five times in succession, and might have continued singing it all night if they had not been interrupted.


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