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A good read - The Hardcore Farmer

Discussion in 'Health & Nutrition' started by ABK, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. ABK

    ABK Rest In Peace

    I thought this was a good read. If it has already been posted here please disregard.


    What would you think of someone who came up to you and told you he was going to become a “Hardcore Farmer?” Forget the sissy stuff, he told you, this man was going to be hardcore.

    This man told you he had decided to get into the farming business, but he told you he wasn’t going to do “all of the bulls**t” associated with extended nurturing and agricultural cultivation, as this involved too much work and too much B.S.

    “Forget about planting good seeds in fertile soil,” he told you, and “Forget about watering, nurturing, and cultivating!” This person made it clear that he was just going to throw his seeds wherever he damned well pleased, and then he was not going to lift a finger to help the progress of his growing crops. “The rain will water them!” he told you in his best tough-guy voice. “And who gives a s**t about the bugs?”, he said, “Only the strong will survive!”

    Remember now, this man was “hardcore,” and he was making a point to let you and the world know that he had “tough standards.” This man made it absolutely clear that he wasn’t going to lift a finger to care for his crops, or to control diseases and parasites to ensure that as many developing plants as possible survived and thrived for the season ... this man basically told you that whatever crops happened to live through his “tough standards” were therefore “the best,” and these were going to be the ones eaten and taken to market.

    In fact, by God, when whatever crops that happened to live began to bear fruit for this man ... and when those first-forming fruits began to take on their gradual appearance as fruits ... why at that very moment this man was going to immediately pluck them off the vine ... and he was going to eat them right then and there ... “to see how they tasted.”

    F**k allowing his young fruits to RIPEN, this man said if what he planted were “real crops,” then they’d taste good and be ready to harvest immediately when they first began to take shape. And if the fruits of his “efforts” didn’t taste good immediately, right after they first began forming, then those crops and the seeds that they came from “just weren’t worth a f**k.” I mean, hey man, allowing fruits to fully-age and ripen before expecting them to taste good “is for pu**ies,” right?

    What would you think of this man? Would you be impressed by hiss “tough standards” ... or would you think this man was an absolute fu**ing idiot ... I mean, basically insane ... with no concept of natural processes or, really, the world around him? Seriously, would any of you think this individual was an intelligent man ... or a “real farmer” ... of the toughest and manliest kind?

    I think we all know what the answer to this is. I would be surprised if anybody here can’t clearly see that this man would be a fu**ing imbecile, who had no concept of anything associated with successful agricultural & farming principles ... or even of nature and life itself?

    Well, folks, that is what every so-called “Hardcore Dogman” is, he’s a fu..ing imbecile. The same principles that apply to the natural order of things in farming crops *also* apply to the natural order of things in farming dogs. Because that is all we are, is dog farmers: we “sow the seeds” in our breedings, we “nurture the shoots” in our developing pups, we must “control the bugs” by various measures during all life stages, and finally, we must “allow our crops to fully-RIPEN” before we attempt to harvest (test) them by letting our animals mature fully.

    And yet we see dullards every single day in these dogs, violating many of the same basic principles ... sometimes every single principle ... of this “farming process.” Most of these fools are simply angry, stupid young men, with something to “prove,” and these angry, young idiots forever wonder why most of their dogs never “taste good” and perform well for them ... while they blithely do every single thing wrong in these dogs as owners. Really, it is beyond stupid, it is insane.

    Folks, the process of nature cannot be “sped-up” by some magic pill, or by some “tough standard,” and The Natural Processes cannot be ignored either. You must simply bow your head and develop the wisdom to accept these processes for what they are: THE WAY LIFE IS. These processes must plainly and simply be understood, and they must plainly and simply be allowed-for and followed, if you expect to be successful consistently.

    If you young dogmen start looking at your role as a dogman ... as really being “a farmer” of a different kind of “crop” that you are trying to harvest ... then you will at that moment begin to see your job as caregiver in its proper perspective. You will begin to realize that being “hardcore” with your developing “crops” is absolutely stupid ... but that being an attentive, caring, and nurturing caregiver to your pups and dogs during their developmental stages is absolutely critical, in order for your to succeed and get the best results on a consistent basis.

    Furthermore, when it comes time to “harvest” your dogs, by finding out what they’re made of, you will also realize that “testing them young” is the committing the same stupidity as trying to harvest too early before your fruits are fully ripened. Testing young dogs is every bit as stupid as expecting unripened fruit to taste good. It is every bit that stupid. Just because a young dog “looks like” an adult doesn’t mean he IS ONE YET! Just because he “acts good” for five minutes in a bump doesn’t mean he’s ready for the whole deal yet. Similarly, just because an apple takes shape in the form of an apple, doesn’t mean it is quite ready to be *eaten* yet. IT MUST BE ALLOWED TO FULLY-RIPEN.

    The problem is, it is easy for even an imbecile to tell when a piece of fruit is “ripe,” but it is much harder for the average person to tell when a complex animal is fully-mature. This is why there is so much disparity in practice with these dogs as opposed to farming crops: any idiot can see when a piece of fruit is ripe, but not any idiot can tell when a young dog is ready.

    To help you, as a general rule a dog doesn’t become fully-mature and in his prime until he is 2½ to 3 years old. And yet most people are putting their dogs through pretty tough ordeals by 17-18 months. I am sorry, but there is just no way in hell that some 17-month old pup is going to be able to beat his mirror-opposite who is 3 years old. There’s just no way in hell. In the same fashion, there is no 17 year old boy who is going to be the same man as he himself will be when he is 25 to 30 years old. There’s just no way in hell.

    I am not going to get into the subjects of schooling and testing, except to say that you just begin to *school* your young dogs at 17-18 months of age, but you never should get to the point of *testing* them until they are at least 2½ to 3 years of age and fully-mature (or “ripe”). What I am telling you is simply a Biological Fact of when a dog generally reaches full social (not sexual, but SOCIAL) maturity.

    And it is precisely because of the extended maturity rate, and the more complex involvement in raising animals over crops, that makes “dog farming” more complicated than “plant farming.” Plant crops don’t take as long to develop as dogs do, nor do plants require as many different levels of nurturing as dogs do, and plants are also easier to identify as being “ripe” than dogs are. But that does not mean the same Principles of Nature don’t apply to farming dogs as they do to farming crops. The same principles *do* still apply to dogs, but it just takes a more insightful “farmer” to notice and to pay attention to these processes.

    Unfortunately, because of the complexity involved in the developmental processes of dogs, there are legions and legions of so-called dogmen who stupidly violate every one of these “farming principles” as a matter of daily practice, simply because they are not subtle or bright enough to see these principles for what they are. But make no mistake about it: these same basic Laws of Nature are involved ... and they apply to our dogs every bit as much as they apply to farming crops. And while every so-called “hardcore dogman” will puff-out his chest and brag about how “hardcore” he is, the fact of the matter is every single one of them is nothing but an imbecile who has no concept of the natural order of things in life.

    Therefore, I hope this article here has gotten some of you more intelligent young dogmen to re-evaluate what you’re doing ... and to make these natural laws work for your dogs, by providing the best nurturing care that you can, and not against your dogs by your failure to do so.

    And if that means you have to read this article a hundred times, in order for it to sink-in to the point where you change your stupid practices into smart practices, then you’d better start reading.

    Author: Jack
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 11, 2006
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  2. Attila

    Attila Guest

    Good post the author made a good analogy and comparison.
  3. ABK

    ABK Rest In Peace

    Ya, I thought so too. And he is also spot on in his discription of most of today's so-called "hardcore dogmen." lol.
  4. Attila

    Attila Guest

    That he did. Points to ya for the post. Thanks
  5. 14rock

    14rock GRCH Dog

    Dead-on article. Great post !


    Better weed and rotate the crops,a good read from Cali Jack...
  7. Beatrix Kiddo

    Beatrix Kiddo Top Dog

    good post and interesting being as i work in agribusiness.
  8. Mudville_Monsta

    Mudville_Monsta Top Dog

    Very similar parallels. A good read and very good bump up.
  9. I read it twice... thank you

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