He’s remarkably steady. Even 6 hours into harvesting tomatoes. Even as we discuss his recent divorce. Even as we discuss the government seizing his family land, Roy Mitchell has an enviable calm about him, like the tide rolling in so smoothly you don’t even notice how hard it’s been working all day. Despite his calm demeanor, Mitchell is not unengaged – far from it. He employs twists and turns of phrase, from gentle chuckles to emphatic mhmms that serve as fleeting windows into a hard working man who’s navigated a challenging life, doing what he can to make it all work.

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