It's no secret that it's hot here. This sun that so faithfully rises every morning is also radiating relentlessly.
We were told this week by the government of Uganda that it is crucial we all conserve. Conserve water, conserve food.
We are preparing for drought and famine in the land.
It's been confirmed by the WFP, World Bank, and someone else very important. Our farm seems to be mentioning it too.
Well now. How do we, farmers who provide food for over 500 orphaned children, take this news?
Yeah. It's tough.
But I have learned, I have seen, that there is always. Always. reason to give thanks. Even in this dry and weary land.
So how will I respond? With thankfulness that soars above this land and these times
With joy that feels the dusty earth and knows with certainty that rain will come, and today I can smile and enjoy life.
I will sing a song of praise, even today...most crucially today. For,
"One act of thanksgiving,
when things go wrong with us,
is worth a thousand thanks when things
are agreeable to our inclinations."
~St. John of Avila~
I know this Farm Friday is not quite in line with its typical feeling and mood, but I realized that anyone who understands farm life understands that every farm experiences hard times and hard seasons. To not share in these times too would take away from the fullness of it all.