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Old 08-22-2007, 08:42 AM   #1521
Chuck Clark
 
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Re: Baseline skillset

My dad, an old farmer and blacksmith, would've said, "You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear." another one... "Hogs' eyes weren't made to look at the moon." I grew up hearing these in context and I don't think he ever used these old sayings in a prejudicial manner. As often stated in threads on this site, working close to the land brings both physical development and a certain insight into human "stuff."

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