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
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