The last 4 years have been like a roller coaster, with Hurricane Dorian in 2019, then the pandemic in ’20 and ’21, and inflation and Hurricane Fiona in ’22. I’m sure many people are keen for a time of less drama and fewer hard decisions to make.
I went around the farm today and asked folks what they are grateful for. I’ll share some of the responses below:
Having a job where I am working under the sky is amazing, even though right now I’m working in the barn basement 🙂
Just to be here
This morning during the harvest, watching the mist rise to reveal the colours in the trees
Crisp fall mornings; the drive here this morning was so amazing
I still have a field tunnel and barn standing after Fiona; also a cozy fire in the wood stove this morning
Being around people who are so positive
Being surrounded by supportive friends
Supportive husband and happy puppy
The sun came out and it’s getting warm
I’m impressed with how much the farm team is taking ownership and responsibility for the business
I went for a bike ride last night and realized I live in a truly beautiful area
Fresh, healthy food and great people to eat it with; salamanders, earthworms, and songbirds; places to go swimming nearby; the wonder of nature, stars, soil; a partner who is willing to love and challenge me; the Holy Spirit working in my life; forgiveness; the grace of God; and Jesus, who died on the cross to save us.