by Ned Stoller Ned Stoller

Not So Lazy Days of Summer


The work of a farmer is never over, but there are certainly seasons that are more or less busy. Now that the frenzy of preparing soil and planting is behind us, the month of July can allow just a little bit of a breather while we wait and pray for a good harvest.

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Disability is:

  • A condition (such as an illness, injury or something you were born with) that hinders or limits a person’s physical, mental or spiritual abilities
  • The condition of being unable to do some things in a ‘normal’ way.
  • Something we might need to accept as a permanent condition
  • Sometimes partial and sometimes total

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Find A Trade That Matches Your Abilities

Ladder on semi truck trailer so workers can climb easier.

Is it reasonable for a person with severe visual impairments to operate high-tolerance machines to manufacture parts with a lathe and mill?  Would that be a good recommendation?

 

Skilled tradesmen with disabling conditions can search for the best and worst trades for their specific abilities.  The O*NET program is the nation’s primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors.

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Tools of the Trade For a New Normal

It is a common misconception that after a disabling injury or illness, the only trade a person is suited for involves sitting behind a desk typing on a computer all day, every day. This is NOT true. People with disabilities can thrive in a physical occupation they love. Every day, people with missing limbs, back pain, or chronic illnesses go to work at their skilled jobs. All it takes is a burning desire to work and the tools to adapt to the new normal.

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Creepers: In a word, useful!

Look Out! Creeper! 

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘creeper’?  Do you automatically think of a flat 4 or 6 wheel cart that you can lie on to work underneath a car?   (Unless, of course, you have heard of the currently very popular game ‘Minecraft’ (my son’s favorite game), but I digress.)   

 

Standard CreeperWhen people talk about a piece of equipment as a creeper, the small flat cart is what is pictured.  Creepers are awfully useful items

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Vehicle Lifts

Is getting in and out of your car or truck keeping you from traveling or working? Lifts are available to make this better for you.  If you were a truck driver, and no longer can climb up into the cab, a lift could be the thing that gets you back behind the wheel. We will [...]

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