Down on the Farm: Don't be cruel


Most of us have been raised to recoil at cruelty to animals, at least if it is done within our sight. But cruelty to humans? Ha! That’s a different story. That’s how we get our laughs!

After Halloween, a video made the rounds of parents who hid their child’s candy and told them they had eaten it all. The video captured the child’s despondent reaction. Their eyes got wide.

Naturally, the children cried. Despite the tears, most people saw the kids’ reaction as “cute.”

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Eric Bergeson

Eric Bergeson is the third generation owner of Bergeson Nursery in Fertile, Minn., a business started by his grandfather in 1937. He also writes a weekly column for several newspapers in northwestern Minnesota. He has published four books, including most recently Pirates on the Prairie, which the Minneapolis Tribune called "a Minnesota cultural and historical treasure." You can read more from Eric at his website, The Country Scribe