Friday, May 21, 2010
A Visit to Vietnam
Medicine Hat Clay Industries National Historic District had large scale photos of the people that worked in the Potteries (Medalta and Hycroft China). These were working people with muscular builds and rolled up shirt sleeves. Here at home this is a picture of my back yard. Yes, you would think that I have relocated to Vietnam. The truth is the farmers around here can't get Canadians to do agricultural work. To hot! Too cold! Too windy! Too this! Too that! If it weren't for the Mexicans and Jamaicans that leave their families to work in the orchards and vineyards of the Niagara Peninsula not a stitch of agricultural work would get done in this province. We always welcome the site of these hard working people driving by our home on their bicycles. Always a friendly smile and a wave of the hand.
My neighbour hires a extended family of Vietnamese people to maintain the vineyard. They come in like a swarm of bees and the job is done in a couple of days. Here's a clink of the glass to hard working people! Cheers!!!!!