To the grocer, he's a godsend.
To the dairy cooperative, he's the owner.
To the insurance agent, he's a big risk.
To the mechanic, he's a mechanical wizard who fixes things himself.
To the doctor, he's a physical wonder.
And to himself, well, only he can tell you that — but chances are, he won't.
You see, it depends entirely on how you look at him.
Actually, the farmer is all of these — and more.
For one thing, he's just about as close to being an independent business as one can be these days. The farmer is pretty much his own boss, and what he makes, he makes by the sweat of his own brow. Each year, he has to gamble with nature as to whether or not he will have a crop. If nature wins, the farmer loses — if the farmer wins, then nature has been kind.
He's quite a man, this farmer of ours.