Tammy was asked to give the closing remarks for the 2016 Cooperator's Meeting and she was a bit uncertain as to whether she should agree to do so or not. I strongly encouraged her to do this and I think she came up with a winner. In fact, it was liked well enough that PFI put it out on YouTube. That's a compliment. And I will continue with the compliment by including the video here and the text she based her closing remarks on.
While this was all presented in a light-hearted fashion, there is a great deal of meat to what is being said here. Take a moment and enjoy.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
I hope our farming does not seem “hopeless”, though we certainly face challenges. So, with thanks to Tolkein and assistance from Dick Thompson: