It's as if they were uprooted from the land and haven't been healthy since. I cannot imagine my father-in-law living away from a farm, unable to tend a garden or raise cattle. The imagery in the last quote will stay with me for a while–the gentleman saying that he'd drag himself down the rows to weed if he needed to, to stay in the garden and stay alive. Wow.
Chad Hellwinckel said:
Thanks, I just read it. Sounds like gardening isn't simply a hobby for these folk, but fills vital economic component. Here's the link. Garden People