Faith, Hope and Farming
I never realized how much farming depends on Hope.
Things I’ve hoped or:
I hope it rains.
I hope it doesn’t rain.
I hope there isn’t a frost.
I hope the weather doesn’t warm up too much, too long, too early.
I hope for good set.
I hope the tractor starts.
I hope I only break things when the stores are open.
I hope those wild turkeys find another vineyard to eat next year.
I hope the birds continue to be afraid of the distress calls we broadcast.
I hope the grapes grow well.
I hope people love our wine.
I hope I don’t lean on my friends and neighbours too much.
I hope I don’t go broke.