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Even wholesome farmers can be sleazeballs.

by three-monkeys on January 16, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My sister's husband is an organic dairy farmer, and they live on a farm his family has owned since the 1700s. They've been together for 20 years, dated since they were 18 years old. They had a love that everyone admired and wanted for themselves. Though I've had my issues with my brother in law over the years, there was never any doubt he was an honorable man and that he loved my sister. Recently he has gained notoriety and started doing speaking engagements for the organic milk company he supplies. Over last weekend, he revealed to my sister that he's having an affair with someone from the company. It looks like divorce. My heart breaks for my sister, and my disgust runneth over.


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