These days we have been cultivating a massive crop of gratitude! It grows well where people help each other out. I can think of so many examples. Interns who take our 17-year-old niece under their wing to teach her how to cook. Customers who pick up packs for each other. Neighbours who lend each other equipment and tools (and everything is returned in good repair!). Taking fresh produce to the food bank or church where people need it. This week the volunteer fire department came knocking and I was very happy to give them our annual donation because they are so helpful in emergencies. I noticed they cultivate a great attitude among their volunteers when we had a house fire in 2012. We’re so grateful to all the people who’ve helped out, given advice, or encouraged us on the farm over the last 4 years.
We are blown away by our God, our church, and our pastors, who have challenged us, blessed us repeatedly, and carried us spiritually. We are so grateful to our family in Christ and our birth families. We also feel like we have an extended farm family, including customers, employees, volunteers, and fellow farmers.
I hope you all are surrounded by love and great food this weekend!