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Hey Beatnik! This is the Farm Book by Stephen and the Farm

Hey Beatnik!
The Tennessee segue to Monday Night Class (Pg. 407/ This is a completely ingratiating book and where else can you find between two covers details on delivering a baby (even twins), building an outhouse, getting along with the neighbors and getting along with yourself? The pictures are great- full of happy, healthy people and their kids living midst plenty and peace in Tennessee.   They admit cheerfully to mistakes (one year they spent over two months harvesting an enormous sorghum crop; the next year they whittled their operations for quality rather than quantity), but they've also learned a lot and emphasize the respect they have for all who've taught them: their neighbors, the water department, the sheriff, etc. A really handy book if you're thinking of communal farming.

- Heidi Seney

Before we got down to Lewis County we thought we was the space-agest modernest thing there was.  And when we got there, there were the Mennonites and the Amish all the way from Lancaster County to Tennessee, who got there first and broke ground for us-----for long hair and spiritual groups and things like that. So there's a lot of stuff people accepted about us from the beginning. Once they learned that we really weren't scary and we really weren't violent and we really were truthful, they started thinking we were Technicolor Amish

HEY LADIES!  Don't have an abortion, come to the Farm and we'll deliver your baby and take care of it, and if you ever decide you want it back, you can have it.

This is the most spoiled generation In the history of the planet. That's because of that entire psychological trip of the last twenty or. thirty years that says, "Oh, poor baby, you're so determined, you can't help it." And he says, "Yeah, yeah, spoil me some morel" This whole society is in a condition of overcorrection, like a car that's fishtailing on ice. Our grandparents were strict with our parents, and our parents were loose with us, and we're the sloppy beatniks. And we got to raise our kids halfway in between where our grandparents raised our parents and where we were raised. What it looks like to me is that Freudian psychology and Doctor Spock and greed and B.F. Skinner and a few details like that taught this country that morality didn't count and that all that counted is what you got caught for, and that there was no abstract absolute morality, so it didn't matter what you did - you could just do anything. And you could freak out as much as you wanted to, and it didn't matter.  But it does matter.   It can get you crazy. One of the things we notice when we're traveling around the country Is that American folks keepjthelr kids like adolescents where in another society they'd be grownups. There's people their age in other cultures who are making it on their own and supporting other folks too, whereas adolescence in this country continues on to about thirty.

Contrary to the opinions of many other beatniks and health food stores, we eat white sugar.  If eaten wisely, sugar is a clean-burning fuel that causes no harm. There's an emotional rumor out that says sugar "destroys" B vitamins. Thiamin (a B vitamin) acts as a catalyst in the metabolism of carbohydrates (sugar and starch). That's its gig.   If you eat wheat germ, brown rice, nutritional yeast, and enriched or whole wheat flours, you'll have plenty of thiamin to metabolize your sugar.

I'd wake up With just the edge of a cold coming on, and feeling a little rocky, and take the care and the time to make love properly, and feel really grateful to have a lady who works with me in that way and who really heals me. You can be into a cold enough to have it start making your soft palate swell and stuff like that, and just know it and stop it by raising your energy level that way.



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