Have you heard the saying, ‘make hay while the sun shines’? I have. I’m sure most of your rural folks have as well. I understand what it means, but a lot of people don’t get it. It has nothing to do with actually baling hay, just going off the fact that you can’t ‘make hay’ when it’s raining so you’re having downtime and not getting done what needs to be done. Yes, you can take it literally, but that’s not what they’re really getting at. Yes, you make hay during the day (hehe, that rhymed). Well you could ask that guy with the FWA we hired to custom bale some round bales that showed up at midnight, but that’s a story for a different day… Obviously, farmers can’t plant or harvest in the rain. So you’ll hear them use this phase often. They have to use every ounce of daylight and good weather to get the most done, no doubt they can farm in the dark and they will. But there are certain things that are done best during the day. Oh, how I sometimes secretly wish for a rain day during planting or harvesting so we can have a date night. Shhh, though don’t tell Kyle :). I’m not the only one who does that right!? Well anyways, it’s a good piece of advice. It’s actually considered a proverb. Basically it means you have to take advantage of the chance to do something while conditions are prime. You have to make good use of time, or make the most of an opportunity when you have the chance. This is something all farmer live by, and something everybody else should too.
You can see it. You can hear it. You can smell it. It’s in the air.
We just got into the fields a couple of days ago.
And with this brings long, long days and endless service call for Kyle.
My boyfriend will become a figment of my imagination for the next several weeks.
Sigh, here we go again!
Here’s to harvest.
More posts and pictures to come.
The field in the first picture is one that the farming operation farms. Not looking so good! Sorry for the poor picture quality they were taken with my cellphone going 60mph down the road. The photos make it look better than it is, these fields have turned into lakes. Everything is so flooded & wet that I saw a turtle trying to cross I-380 today when I went to town! Poor little guy hope he made it.