August 2013

August 2, 2013

August is here…and what a summer this has been. Rain, rain, and more rain has been the story of the day for weeks on end here. Yes the drought sucked, so it’s not that we aren’t grateful, it’s just that all the rain is having a huge negative impact on the crops down here. And that means the farmers are going to suffer even more than in the drought. With a drought there is at least the possibility of irrigation, but when it won’t stop raining, there is nothing they can do. So even though it is hard to complain about rain when you have been suffering from a long drought, I’ll try to reconcile the two by saying, “Thank you, thank you, thank you God for all of this wonderful rain. We really needed it, but now we really, really, really need some nice sunny days. The crops need some sunshine…so thank you for the sun we are about to receive, indeed, that we are already receiving….” Peace, Don

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