The source is from this book about the back-to-the-land movement of the 1970s.
Why is the Daily Wire trash? It's quoted from a book and the direct quote is attributed to author Kate Daloz. This isn't some reporting based on an anonymous source. What if I bought the book, scanned the page in question, and linked to that? What would you say then? Call Kate Daloz a liar?
Again, why do you find it so unbelievable that a man whose first real job came when he was 40 would get kicked out of a commune for being lazy?