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ONCE again, har­vest time is fast upon us. Let’s hope the farm­ers will have fine weather—no doubt, they’ll be work­ing ex­tremely hard to bring their crops in to feed the na­tion and their live­stock.

Sadly, how­ever, there seems to have been a big de­cline in the farm­ers— in fact, a big de­cline of peo­ple in gen­eral—at­tend­ing the Har­vest Fes­ti­val ser­vices at church. At one time, nearly ev­ery­one turned out for these ser­vices and it was usu­ally fol­lowed by a sup­per in the vil­lage hall. It was an en­joy­able oc­ca­sion—a chance to say thank you to God for his part in things and a rare op­por­tu­nity to meet up with the rest of the farm­ing com­mu­nity. This is all the more im­por­tant now, as farm­ing is of­ten a soli­tary oc­cu­pa­tion.

Please, ev­ery­one, make the ef­fort and don’t let one of our bet­ter tra­di­tions be­come extinct. Sue Leth­bridge, Devon

The writer of the let­ter of the week will win a bot­tle of Pol Roger Brut Réserve Cham­pagne

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