The farmer replies, "You can't get there from here."
His grandfather was a small farmer in county Kildare, and his mother was the daughter of a captain in the merchant service.
By the time your sons were fifteen, they, too, knew everything they needed to know to be a farmer, and it all continued.
He realized that with the enclosure of the waste lands and the absorption of small into large ho] dings, the commonfield farmer must migrate to the town or become a hired labourer; but he also realized that to feed a rapidly growing industrial population, the land must be improved by draining, marling, manuring and the use of better implements, in short by the investment of the capital which the yeoman farmer, content to feed himself and his own family, did not possess.
Wolf! they cried, as they met another farmer coming over the hill.