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29th May '16 11:00:32 PM OnTheHillside
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* Jim Jones's Jonestown: the cult leader tried to create his own self-sufficient village where everyone worked in the fields and could get everything they needed by farming. Though the villagers actually did very well for themselves when sent on ahead to do this alone (the food was plentiful and delicious), they still faced shortages, fertile soil washing away in the rain, and once lost some of their harvest in a storm. And eventually, a depraved cult leader hoarding what crops they ''did'' produce.

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* Jim Jones's Jonestown: the cult leader tried to create his own self-sufficient village where everyone worked in the fields and could get everything they needed by farming. Though the villagers actually did very well for themselves when sent on ahead to do this alone (the food was plentiful and delicious), they still faced shortages, fertile soil washing away in the rain, and once lost some of their harvest in a storm. And eventually, a depraved cult leader hoarding what crops they ''did'' successfully produce.
29th May '16 11:00:11 PM OnTheHillside
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* Jim Jones's Jonestown: the cult leader tried to create his own self sufficient village, where everyone worked in the fields, and could get everything they needed by farming. But the village faced shortages and the once lost some of their harvest in a storm. Which show how really hard this can be.

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* Jim Jones's Jonestown: the cult leader tried to create his own self sufficient village, self-sufficient village where everyone worked in the fields, fields and could get everything they needed by farming. But Though the village villagers actually did very well for themselves when sent on ahead to do this alone (the food was plentiful and delicious), they still faced shortages shortages, fertile soil washing away in the rain, and the once lost some of their harvest in a storm. Which show how really hard this can be.And eventually, a depraved cult leader hoarding what crops they ''did'' produce.
29th May '16 5:39:24 AM Redmess
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This misconception of farming shows up fairly often in fiction -- more as a result of [[CityMouse Having No Experience.]]

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This misconception of farming shows up fairly often in fiction -- more usually as a result of [[CityMouse Having No Experience.]]
a character (or the writer) being a CityMouse.
11th May '16 9:07:24 AM JackG
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* At the end of ''Film/TheOmegaMan'' after the [[LuddWasRight last scientist]] has died, the survivors leave the city for an implied idyllic life in the country.

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* At the end of ''Film/TheOmegaMan'' after the [[LuddWasRight last scientist]] scientist on Earth]] has died, the survivors leave the city for an implied idyllic life in the country.
11th May '16 9:06:59 AM JackG
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* At the end of ''Film/TheOmegaMan'' after the [[LuddWasRight last scientist]] has died, the survivors leave the city for an implied idyllic life in the country.
16th Apr '16 4:30:09 PM Gallimaufry
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* ''StaredewValley'' is built on this. Your protagonist, despite being a former office drone until ennui set in, has no problems handling a hoe, scythe, water can, axe or pickaxe with ease. Crops will grow just fine as soon as the seeds are planted and just needs to be watered daily and have a nearby scarecrow to keep birds away; once fully grown, can be harvested with ease. Farm animals do fine as long as they have a patch of grass or some hay to eat, and only need to be petted once in a while, besides the milking, shearing and collecting eggs stuff. However, it's implied that you have a special connection to nature (which is why the Junimo love you), which could account for your farming knack. In addition, you literally own your land completely with no bills or taxes to pay so you can put all your money towards the next purchase, and you don't even need to eat (although eating restores your health and energy, allowing you to work even more).

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* ''StaredewValley'' ''StardewValley'' is built on this. Your protagonist, despite being a former office drone until ennui set in, has no problems handling a hoe, scythe, water can, axe or pickaxe with ease. Crops will grow just fine as soon as the seeds are planted and just needs to be watered daily and have a nearby scarecrow to keep birds away; once fully grown, can be harvested with ease. Farm animals do fine as long as they have a patch of grass or some hay to eat, and only need to be petted once in a while, besides the milking, shearing and collecting eggs stuff. However, it's implied that you have a special connection to nature (which is why the Junimo love you), which could account for your farming knack. In addition, you literally own your land completely with no bills or taxes to pay so you can put all your money towards the next purchase, and you don't even need to eat (although eating restores your health and energy, allowing you to work even more).
16th Apr '16 6:27:01 AM Gallimaufry
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* ''StaredewValley'' is built on this. Your protagonist, despite being a former office drone until ennui set in, has no problems handling a hoe, scythe, water can, axe or pickaxe with ease. Crops will grow just fine as soon as the seeds are planted and just needs to be watered daily and have a nearby scarecrow to keep birds away; once fully grown, can be harvested with ease. Farm animals do fine as long as they have a patch of grass or some hay to eat, and only need to be petted once in a while, besides the milking, shearing and collecting eggs stuff. However, it's implied that you have a special connection to nature (which is why the Junimo love you), which could account for your farming knack. In addition, you literally own your land completely with no bills or taxes to pay so you can put all your money towards the next purchase, and you don't even need to eat (although eating restores your health and energy, allowing you to work even more).
7th Jan '16 3:03:56 PM DaibhidC
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* 16-17th century English Pastoral literature was often like this, most famously the early example of Creator/ChristopherMarlowe's "The Passionate Shepherd to his Love", in which the only reference to actual shepherding is that he will "pull" the wool from lambs to make his Love's gown. Apart from that, they're mostly going to sit around admiring the countryside. With silver plates and gold shoe-buckles.

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* 16-17th century English Pastoral literature was often like this, most famously the early example of Creator/ChristopherMarlowe's "The Passionate Shepherd to his Love", in which the only reference to actual shepherding is that he will "pull" the wool from lambs to make his Love's gown. Apart from that, they're mostly going to sit around admiring the countryside. With silver plates and gold shoe-buckles.
shoe-buckles. Sir Walter Raleigh's AnswerSong "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" is rather scathing about this.
10th Dec '15 4:46:09 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/CityGirl'': Kate hates her life as a waitress in the hot, noisy, crowded city of Chicago. She dreams of the countryside as peaceful paradise, and gets the chance to make those dreams come true when she meets and marries Lem, a farmer in Chicago to sell his wheat. She arrives and finds that not only is a lot of hard work required, the people DownOnTheFarm can be just as selfish and brutal as the ones in the city.
27th Nov '15 8:14:45 AM LentilSandEater
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** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d when Tiffany Aching (farmer's daughter and witch-in-training) gets her hands on a romance novel in ''Discworld/{{Wintersmith}}'', she misses the point of the story, mostly concerned with how the portrayal of farm life is all wrong.

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** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d DiscussedTrope when Tiffany Aching (farmer's daughter and witch-in-training) gets her hands on a romance novel in ''Discworld/{{Wintersmith}}'', she misses the point of the story, mostly concerned with how the portrayal of farm life is all wrong.
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