Haying – A Metaphor for Life

You’ve heard the old saying, “Make hay when the sun shines”. While running up and down the field tedding  (fluffing) the hay, I came up with some slightly profound thoughts. So here they are…

Haying is a metaphor for life.

Check the forecast before you begin, but take it with a grain of salt. Trust your instinct. The forecast could be wrong.

Never make hay on the Fourth of July. Not only will your family be  ticked at you, but it will likely rain.  A loved one at home on a holiday is worth more than several out working. Besides, better to rain on your burgers than your bales.

You must look ahead to see where you are going.

It’s important to glance back to see how you’ve done.

If something is broken, fix it right away before it turns into a bigger mess.

While daydreaming, one may stray from the desired path. So get back on track as soon as possible!

Eventually, you will have to go back and pick up what you missed.

Make more than you think you’ll need. Life happens.

Rush it and ruin it!  

Making the hay is the easy part. Putting where it belongs takes more work.

Now that you’ve got it, take care of it!

A dry bale in the barn is worth more than 100 wet ones still in the field.

And finally, be proactive! Manage in such a way to grow more grass so you can make less hay.