We were poor and worked hard, but most people didn’t go hungry. We foraged in the forest, caught fish, kept cows and goats, and grew a few crops. We had enough to eat, provided the harvest was good. But we didn’t have money to spend, and we lived from one day to another. We had to work hard, but we had space and lived closely with trees, plants, animals and birds… and I think we understood their ways. I remember how happy I was as a child when I took our cow to bathe in the lake.