FARMERS IN KENYA THAT ONCE CARRIED HERDING STICKS AND WALKING STICKS ARE NOW SPORTING KALASHNIKOVS
once carried herding sticks and walking sticks are now sporting Kalashnikovs.
In Puerto Rico, Storm Irma swept away most of its farmland, ruining the livelihoods of its 13,000 farmers. Storm Maria followed and destroyed 80pc of the territory’s crop value, according to the territory’s agriculture secretary, Carlos Flores Ortega in an interview with the New York Times.
Yes, it is good to be able to walk out your door needing nothing more than a coat or an umbrella for protection. It is a real luxury to turn on a tap and have clean water gushing out, and it is material bliss to flick a switch and have, in an instant, light or heat or the means to boil a pot. It is surely an added bonus if farmers in Borrigone, Ballyhuppahaune or Ballynagleragh have land for sale and have use for someone who might scribble a few lines about it. In the grand scheme of things, we haven’t much to complain about.