Now & Then | We’re in the hayfield again

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

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As a boy I spent lots of time in the hay field in summertime. We always had cows, so bringing in the hay was important in getting ready for winter, when hay would be a major part of the cows’ diet. I wasn’t always a willing and enthusiastic hay field worker. Sometimes I was wishing I could be back at the house listening to my favorite radio program, like Sky King. But as you gain a little experience in putting up hay, you realize that there are tasks needing to be done even if you are not in the mood at a given moment. You have to be an opportunist to work in the hay, as in get it done right away if you can, because later may be too late.


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