Thank you Thom, I am glad it shows. It's such a strange coincidence, when I was checking the seedlings, it struck me how much work we had done this time around. Kumbi and my sister were resting, hiding away from the sun and it was around 10 am. We had already turned the compost, weeded and mulched some beds and Kumbi had watered a few beds.
It's definitely not the money that they are getting that is making them put such effort, I believe it's the hope that the land is now giving. In the midst of sad things we mostly hear of, locally and across the globe, our small piece of land is finally giving hope and drawing positive energy from all of us which in turn has results that are now showing.
There were even so many worms than most years in the field when we were weeding in the maize holes and it was a wonder to me since it's been so so hot.
Having an external person validate our effort is very motivating.
I have just checked the weather it had indicated it would rain today, I checked agained today and things have changed, it's not raining today or any day this month. I really hope the prediction is wrong, I am not too sure if we can sustain all our crops. All I know is the break we thought we were going to have is farther than we had thought. We finished the raised bed mulching today. We now have to start watering the maize tomorrow even with the mulch, it's not looking good and I don't want us to get to a point of no return.