Time to Reap What We Have Sown

It is a bittersweet season.

All of us farmers are sporting our fall wardrobe of overalls in dull blues and browns, and our mucks.

Our red leather faces get a little redder now with the fall winds biting at our toughened skin. Even our animals have slowed in their routines and tend to take to comfort more. It seems all their energy goes to the making of their seasonal coats.

The harvest moon is going down in a blaze of red. It is a powerful sight to behold that makes you stop and take notice.

The tractors and trailers kick up the dust, rumbling the roads with their heavy loads of tomatoes, soybeans, corn and pumpkins. They scurry back and forth like squirrels gathering their nuts.

There’s barely a cast of light over the fields now as the sun sets, and the lights come on in the fields. It’s time.

A saddened sigh of goodbye to the warm nights and lightning bugs and watching things grow.

All our hard work is coming to an end, as is all the training I did to do what was said impossible. I have grown the seed of thought, nurtured it and worked it from baby steps, step by step. Never giving it up on a dream of one final run, even though having to start over many times. I have brought these once unsteady legs back to their strength and maturity, just as a farmer who might have to replant.  That’s the unique thing about farmers, we never give up and always look for better ways.

“”Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.” ~ Longfellow

It’s time to reap what we have sown now.


About Mammy Oaklee

A wife, mother, grand-mother, farmer and wrinkly ol' writer, who's finally got some roots planted in 'The Heart of the BottomsUP 2/3 Acre.' A born and raised city-chick, who found many'a smiles where her heart had always longed to be, in the country. Digging in as close to the beginning of creations, and finding wonderment with a smile. I live my life as a rollar-coaster adventure, and always adding new dreams as old ones are full-filled. Of course, I write about it all!
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5 Responses to Time to Reap What We Have Sown

  1. Ann Van Etten says:

    Yes, it is that time of year. See you soon.

  2. 🙂 sniff….the BEST yet! Yep, I got it!

  3. Pat Westbrook says:

    Yep, it is that time of year, that bittersweet season as you so succinctly put it. Thankful for the beautiful things we’ve learned (like gardening and such for me) and looking forward to new seeds that will bring about new adventures.

    • Mammy Oaklee says:

      You started in with gardening! That’s AWESOME!! So glad you enjoy it so much! There is no other adventure like it and there is always something new to learn from the dirt, bugs, seeds and such. Now’s the time to plan for next year 🙂

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