Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 Play By Post Game - Page 2 Ignoble says...
As Lionel approaches the farmer the farmer will turn to him. At first the farmer draws a long dagger but seeing that Lionel is human he will put the dagger away. The farmer will lean on his hoe an wait for Lionel to get within ear shot.
The farmer is pretty much out here on his own and he is wary of Orcs that seem to raid the local farmsteads of food. He has been hit twice in the past few weeks. His food stores are very low so He can not help your cause even though he would like to. He can offer you a place to rest if you desire it.
The orcs he has seen have been in parties varying in size from a half dozen to more than a dozen. They are not regular so he can not tell you the safest route to take.
He will tell you the fence on the west side of his lot is in need of serious repair. The orcs that came in last time did a real number on it. HE has no love for orcs at all. He will wish you good luck on your quest to becoming more financially sound.