- being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; "real objects"; "real people; not ghosts"; "a film based on real ...
- real(a): no less than what is stated; worthy of the name; "the real reason"; "real war"; "a real friend"; "a real woman"; "meat and potatoes--I call that a real meal"; "it's time he had a real job"; "it's no penny-ante job--he's making real money"
- not to be taken lightly; "statistics demonstrate that poverty and unemployment are very real problems"; "to the man sleeping regularly in doorways homelessness is real"
- capable of being treated as fact; "tangible evidence"; "his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor"
- actual: being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something; "her actual motive"; "a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton; "a genuine dilemma"
- of, relating to, or representing an amount that is corrected for inflation; "real prices"; "real income"; "real wages"
- real number: any rational or irrational number
- substantial: having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary; "the substantial world"; "a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical"; "most ponderous and substantial things"- Shakespeare
- the basic unit of money in Brazil; equal to 100 centavos
- (of property) fixed or immovable; "real property consists of land and buildings"
- very: used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal; "she was very gifted"; "he played very well"; "a really enjoyable evening"; "I'm real sorry about it"; "a rattling good yarn"
- an old small silver Spanish coin
- veridical: coinciding with reality; "perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"- F.A.Olafson
The Real is very subjective but I feel that farming, relying on the land and being part of the community is real. The reality at the ranch is that 200 acres is made for many people to live and work on and Ellen and David understand this by sharing their home with the community and many other family and friends. The artist residency program is one further step to helping the ranch grow survive and become and stay a working farm, ranch and artist community. I don't believe you have to have the amount of land the government says to be a real farm. Emilio Ortiz a friend and is in his seventies and has orchard on 10 acres and a garden the size of two football fields I think this is a real farm using the land and living off its fruits from you and your communities labor.
The labor at the ranch is real and joined Greg Wells and Gerardo in Greg's assignment was a refreshing reminder of the real. I arrived and we got coffee and started to work.
The first order of business was to turn on the irrigation system. The bacon avocado trees were chopped down to be graphed to Haas avocados and we loaded the wood onto the tractor and moved it to a big pile to made into wood chips. It is hard labor, but Gerardo invited Greg and I to have lunch and it was amazing. It was really nice to work and get to know Greg and Gerardo better. This work is rough and never ending always something to do. I feel Greg's point was that no one wants these jobs in America but yet we criticize and lack the understanding of the situation at hand. This country was built on immigrants from Europe etc. now it is being held up by Latin America and Mexico and other countries and we are not allowing for hard working people to have the right to a happy and healthy life and attack them by saying things like the immigrants take all our jobs when no American wants to have these labor oriented jobs.