Farmhands


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Farmhands

 

hired workers in capitalist agriculture. Part of the agricultural proletariat, farmhands either own a little land of their own or own no land at all. The only source of their livelihood is heavy labor for hire at pay that is considerably lower than that for other agricultural workers. Their existence is characterized by an extremely low standard of living.

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On the real Farmhands," he notes, "everything was done with this one valve and control handle: up, down, tipping the hayfork.
Christian Skov's novel Hostnoetter (Harvest Nights) is an intimate, sometimes touching account of the dreams, reveries, wishes, and reminiscences of the humble, hardworking farmhand Jes.
The SAS and MI6 men were held by a group of farmhands when they were discovered at a remote Al Khadra farm about 30 miles from Behghazi.
Veltman's direction is sharp, too, in a lively production of the ever popular story of rivalry in love and between the cowboys and the farmhands of Oklahoma in the early 20th century.
Secondly they are bow-shaped rather than straight sided and this goes back to when they were made at home by farmhands rather than professional bakers.
The man, in his 60s, was riding the bike with two farmhands also on board when a banking gave way in the field off Thorncliffe Lane in Emley yesterday morning.
Since 2003, when the series first aired on Fox Television, the show has seen Paris and Nicole work their way across the US as interns, farmhands and housewives.
There they must work as farmhands, a bit rich considering their designer farm fatigues look to be worth more than the farm.
Yet, it's also much more labor-intensive, often requiring farmhands to pull individual weeds - sometimes on hundreds of acres - instead of relying on pesticides.
Fazendas that once had 20 to 25 farmhands now employ only one or two.
In one ruse a smuggler invited border police into his home for a cuppa while farmhands drove a herd past their vacant checkpoint - but they were intercepted by other officers.