The Stand

picture of a well

That following year, they bought a stand.   This, they could afford. It was a huge achievement. At least they had put the little money to good use. Then, they let somebody dig a well. The water was sweet. Other people said they should have bought a stand somewhere better, where there was a sewer, electricity and running water. But that would be expensive. However, it did not matter what other people would say. Here, they were free. And happy.

Winter Wheat Farming in Zimbabwe

picture of woman harvesting wheat

I happened to witness winter wheat harvesting a couple of days ago at (somewhere). These pictures may paint a good outlook of winter wheat farming in Zimbabwe. However, this sector is said to be facing a lot of challenges. Farmers have cited shortages of fuel and electricity for irrigation as their major challenges, while others say they don’t have working capital. This has led to some sections saying it is cheaper to import wheat rather than grow it in Zimbabwe. Hmm, so which is which? Combine Harvester Loading Wheat onto Tractor Trailer Tractor and Trailer Carrying Wheat