Time To Cut The Hay

Hay cutting in Sept

It’s time to cut and roll the hay again. Although the fields flourish with an abundance of grass, the days are getting shorter, the slant of the sun says “September,” and this week’s forecast calls for no rain.

The tractor sleeps

The tractor mowed all day Saturday and rested as the sun set. The next day would require resilience.

 Hay rolls in the haze

Ten hours later, the finished product dots the landscape, and the hay rolls dry in the haze.

Would that we fretting humans could tend to that which we need to tend like the tractor cuts hay…methodically and timely. Do what we can and forget the rest.the tractor rests

As I recently remarked to a very dear friend: “The shit takes care of itself; we must take care of ourselves.”

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About Pam Avery Printed

I graduated from the University of Georgia in 1972 with a major in journalism (public relations) and a minor in business (marketing). My experience for the last 40 years includes working in the corporate world (banking), the newspaper industry (advertising design and sales), owning and selling a restaurant, restoring and utilizing several old buildings on the property, teaching private dance and drama lessons for 20 years, free-lance writing for a national textile firm, publishing two children’s books, and ghost writing a book. My last tour of duty before beginning the current chapter was working as a reporter, photographer, and columnist for five weekly community newspapers. And now I teach...media writing at Columbus State University in Columbus Ga. I consider myself very fortunate--I get to be around intelligent, energetic and enthusiastic young people. What a joy. I believe the written word is one of the most powerful tools known to humankind. And now we have the ability to reach millions with a simple click of the mouse. Wow.
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4 Responses to Time To Cut The Hay

  1. Judy Jenks says:

    Love your comments – so true. Photos are stunning. Thank you for sharing

  2. Joann Locascio says:

    I can just imagine the smell. I aways loved the smell of hay harvest!

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