The ewes and cows are friends as well as income and although the harsh reality of farm life teaches you not to be too sentimental about your animals, you can't help but become attached to them.
It boils down to economics in the end and the harsh reality is that our evolving economy offers greater opportunities than ever before to bright young people whether they are born on the land or not.
The authoritarian military regime has been harsh in its treatment of ethnic minorities and rules by decree, without a constitution or legislature.
Sunlight tracked a path of sparkling white highlights toward the skyline, a light as harsh as if it were reflecting off burnished metal.
Robbins's disciplinarianism won him a reputation as a harsh and cruel taskmaster.
Although road salt is a welcome icy-weather remedy to motorists, trees along the roadsides don't appreciate its harsh effects.
They are used to invoke a historical community that survived harsh conditions and now enjoys the benefits of unity and prosperity.
Bison know how to survive these harsh conditions, and the people who live in these places have proved equally adaptable.
But the room remained empty, and the light remained harsh and inexorable, and she sat in her bed, her hands clutched tightly together.
He credits his spell in prison with awakening him to the harsh realities of crime - so he became determined to earn his millions as a music star.