Without petroleum products, farms don’t operate today, period.
On balance, I agree with you, especially when you’re talking about Big Agra.
The old horse drawn equipment is rusted solid and used for lawn ornaments.
The old equipment, yes. But there are still those who make new horse-drawn implements today. For what they are, the price is reasonable.
No power, no juice to run the wells. There are almost no working windmills out there, and solar is problematic and expensive for this use.
Actually, there are. There are companies who still make traditional steel windmills that connect to either a wellhead or a mechanical aerator to render a pond oxygenated, agitate the water which prevents pond scum and allows for a greater population of fish… we’ll probably be buying at least one windmill this year for that very purpose. If I can get a well drilled, then we will be installing another windmill.
People from the cities want to take over the farms and run them. This should be required viewing.
Good luck to anyone who tries to “take over” my farm. I’ve already decided to use the Nuclear Option if it comes to that. Of course, what all that means is totally classified. It’s enough to know that the thieves will be very, very disappointed.
People living on once productive farmland are starving to death, because they are too stupid, lazy or just too ignorant to produce the most modest amount of food.
My vote is for “stupid” with “lazy” coming in a close second.
True story – aid workers would go to Africa with a cargo plane full of stuff – seed corn, livestock, farming implements, etc. They showed the locals in some village how to till the land, sow and grow corn, taught them animal husbandry, how to milk a cow, even dug them a nice well so they would have clean, fresh water…
Came back one year later and they had eaten all the seed corn and animals, sold the tools and bought God-knows-what and were using the well as a latrine. Cholera and dysentery were endemic, the locals bordering on starvation…
The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1