Day 6 of gratitude month

Today I am gtateful for the rains. We are in the rainy season now in southern Africa, and we have started to receive rains enough for planting. I am so thankful that the skies are opening up and hopefully we will harvest a lot for this season.

We have had years of drought before, but covid19 caused a lot of money problems. People are now looking to the fields for food and income from selling the proceeds, since we depend on the land produce. Our crops and our fruit trees all depend on these rains since we have no irrigation systems widely available. Thank you for giving us rain oh God. May you bless the labourers who toil day and night in the fields.

I remember in 2008 i was in our rural homestead and we used to wake up at 2am to go to the fields and plough the land. We have lots of fields at my grandparents’ home. We planted maize, rapoko/millet, sorghum, peas, sweet potatoes, ground and round nuts of all sorts, pumpkins and other stuff. This was during the beggining of the rainy season but rain just never came back again after stopping midseason and so we toiled for nothing since the sun burnt up everything. We lost a lot because we do not have irrigation system at home. It was not the first time but for me it was the first time to be hands on involved and i held the plough with cattle and toiled since 2am until midday a lot. It was a tiresome time period and all was for nothing at the end of the day.

This is why I am so grateful for this rainy season. The rain have come and they look like they are calm and steady and hasn’t disappeared yet meaning there is a chance to harvest something and save our people from hunger and livestocks from drought.

I hope the situation stays the same and or improve for the better.

Until then 🤗🤗🤗💋💋💋💜💜💜💜✌

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