Yesterday evening I decided to finally go down to the crop & get those much promised pictures. I left after the kids were all in bed, but because the evenings are getting longer it was still twilight. The sunset was slowly beginning to fade, but there was still plenty of light left for me to see (which is important for snakes etc.). The air was crisp, but not cold - it was the perfect temperature really - exhilarating. It smelt of the freshness of country after a good rain!! God is so good. Thank you for each & every prayer you have been praying for us for rain. Sunday night we got a storm -with it was 18mls of rain for us!!
Here is a picture of me looking back the way I had come. To the left of the picture are two peach trees heavy with unripe fruit - I am looking forward to the fun of picking & preserving these in summer (does anyone have any good recipes??)
There was still remnants of the sunset as I looked towards the south (strange hey, but it had totally left the west by this time!)
I think this may be my favourite picture I've ever taken. The evening lighting gives an unreal effect to it! - no I don't own photo shop - can't process my pics (except for a basic program that allows me to cut them down) - what you see is what I take !
Finally I reached the crop. As you can see there is grain forming nicely in the heads. This extra rain should give it a boost. If you look closely in the middle of the picture you can see our next worry - the locusts on a head- but we are spraying them - that's all we can do.
We had an agronomist (who is basically a crop specialist) out here yesterday for his opinion - he said we would be silly to make it into hay - we will get a yield - not a particularly good one, but it will be enough to pay for a crop for next year - Praise God!
Acts 14:17 (NIV)
As hard as this move has been - with all it's ups & downs - I wouldn't change where I am.
God is good!