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“A huge weight was lifted from our shoulders” when Rebecca Thistlethwaite and her husband decided to scale down their farm.

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Working 100 hours a week is ‘a recipe for burnout,’ says 
American farmer and author who found salvation in scaling back

It takes guts to be a farmer these days. “Farming is an extremely complex business to run, and it takes remarkable courage,” said author Rebecca Thistlethwaite, who farms in Oregon. “It demands an incredible well of passion, a willingness to learn, and ‘stick-to-it-tiveness’ to make it work.” But more and more, farmers are finding that […] Read more