I have lived in this area for the better part of my 66 years on this earth. Most years we have a garden. This year is no exception. Strange weather has taken it's toll on the plant life. I have never seen such a sorry growing season as this one. Squash and cucumber plants have all died!! Tomato plants are spindly, and most tomatoes rot before they can be harvested. We have to pick them green and let them ripen on the windowsill. The same for the pepper plants. Normally, at this time we have an abundance, and are able to share with neighbors. Not this year! The other day we went to a local Amish farm stand that we frequent. Their stand should be brimming full of produce. They had maybe 25% of normal. It was sobering, to say the least! They had no squash, as theirs also died. They didn't have much of anything. Their fields look as bad as our garden! The only crop that seems unaffected is the (most likely GMO) corn - which is doing great!
Flowers are faring no better. In years past there has been an abundance of butterflies, as we plant flowers that attract them. So far we have only seen one or two butterflies!!! The flowers that attract them are a sorry looking lot. We have an almond tree, which the local squirrel's enjoy in the fall. We noticed a frantic squirrel the other day, devouring the not yet ripe almonds. The way the plants are looking, this area will be blessed to have any vegetables or flowers left in August. No way will any make it until fall!
We have also noticed a return of buzzards. At our local park they are now everywhere again. They are not afraid of people or other animals. They will let a human get as close to three feet from them before they move away. So arrogant! They seem to know that they are soon to partake of a feast, as "where the carcass is, the vultures gather". So says Jesus. Walking our five dogs past them was rather creepy.
The local health department says bird flu is heading to this area by September. The Delmarva peninsula is home to many, many poultry farms - including Perdue, and supplies much of the mid- Atlantic and beyond, with poultry and eggs. It looks like we are heading into a fall/winter of shortages. I hope everyone has heeded the watchman's warnings - as if not - time is just about up!
On a different note - my son entered a room at one of the places he works in Baltimore, Maryland. Two employees, who didn't know he was there, were saying how much they look forward to killing white people. The trial of the six Baltimore police officers is set to begin in October of this year. If they are acquitted - well, I need not say what will no doubt transpire.
There are many people who are struggling with serious illness. This includes the Lord's people! The "churches" in this area died a long time ago. A church on just about every corner, but making NO difference in the community. There is little to no fellowship. A famine of the word of God!!!!! Our country is gone. We have stooped so low as to build a statue of Satan in Detroit, Michigan. This, on the heels of same sex "marriage", abortion and selling of baby parts, siding with Iran against Israel............................
Just about everyone I know is having health issues, family problems, financial problems, or all of the above. Some are ready to give up on the Lord. I know our area is no different than any other. I pray that each of the Lord's people will be able to endure to the end. May Lord Jesus bless all who are his! Shalom, Dolores