"Why do farmers farm, given their economic diversities on top of the many frustrations and difficulties normal to farming?
And always the answer is: 'Love. They must do it for love.' Farmers farm for the love of farming. They love to watch and nurture the growth of plants. They love to live in the presence of animals. They love to work outdoors. They love the weather, maybe even when it is making them miserable. They love to live where they work and to work where they live. If the scale of their farming is small enough, they like to work in the company of their children and with the help of their children."
-Wendell Berry, Bringing it to the Table: Writings on Farming and Food