Tilling the Land in Romania

Dennis Melling

Drobeta Turnu Severin, Romania

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The lady tilling her land in Romania is a peasant farmer in the County of Mehedinti

A moment in time 2334 views on 18/08/2015.

The picture was built using Faststone, Gimp and the loose brush in fotosketcher.

Machines don’t exist in her life and ‘everything’ on the land has to be done by hand. Even so the tools that she uses are ancient and worn and most of the work is done by her own strength.

Her house is 1km uphill from the nearest well and all water has to be carried along a track that is ice and snow in winter, a raging torrent of water and mud in Spring and Autumn and loose stones and dust in summer.

If her house and property (with not a single sign of the 21st century – no water, no electricity, no sewage facilities, no rubbish collections, no made-up roads, no kitchen, no bathroom, no drainage, no toilet, were situated in the west, a bulldozer would be used to erase all existing signs of habitation (and memories) and new modern structures erected.

Her life does include good friends, beautiful views, thousands of different wildflowers, hundreds of different butterflies and birds, total freedom from the modern world and the thrill of living a life of self reliance not seen in the ‘West’ for hundreds of years.

This lady is happy in the lifestyle that she leads, could ‘you’ live this way ?


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