Its one of those things, when taken away, causes grief, because its what you do, and more importantly, something you enjoy doing. Time will help, so will that rental if can be done, without problems.
I think its definitely a bad day for some, others take advantage of the change, not having to be committed to the daily aspect of having to be around the place all the time. Farmer I've known for years missed it too, and the steadier income, he did dairy since a kid, after the fire, he raised them, made decent money, but eventually realized he'd like a vacation.
I think it hits home hard to anyone who likes this work, in all the varieties of it. I think its much worse to lose or have to sell your land.
One of the most prolific situations I can think of was right here where I live, a movie was made about it, its kind of sad, but provided a glimpse into how hard it is to walk away or retire from something you enjoy as well as when the land slated for development.
I have a real hard time watching the below, as its part of us and so close to home, I honestly don't really know how anyone copes with it.
All of the footage taken is from around the neighborhood.
I think the movie/documentary was a good one, it did air on PBS, was supposed to again, not sure when.