Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Hump Day Hay Haiku


This is my favorite time of year at the barnhouse...when my hay-guy mows the field. It makes me feel like a farmer. Sort of, anyhow.

Haiku for a Non-Farmer

Allergens airborne
Look! Particulate matter!
Get the inhaler

Hay Man I love you
You make farming seem simple
Sit and watch YOU mow

Tractor man, adieu
I will see you in the Spring
Keep growing, hay-weeds



37 comments:

  1. Lol, and now they're saying that growing up on the farm helps prevent asthma. Must be true, I saw it on the interwebz.

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    1. I might disagree, 'cause there is plenty of proof right in my family that might disprove it, ha ha.

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  2. That looks like a whole field of bug bites.

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    1. Believe it or not, bugs aren't a problem.

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  3. Funny, thanks for allergy medicines, eh?

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  4. Bugs galore, disturbed from their haunts!

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    1. It's notbad; they must have flown the other way. ..

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  5. Hay is rather itchy to roll in too, just saying

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  6. Good morning, dear Cherdo!

    HAIKU! HAIKU! HAIKU!
    (Gesundheit!)

    This post is nothing to sneeze at.

    Are these actual pictures taken around your home? If so they are the first I have ever seen. What a lovely estate! You have lots of space there - plenty enough for my brother-in-law and his family. Deal?

    As you might recall me telling you, the first sentence I ever spoke was "Farmer cut weeds." I was 35 years old and super proud of myself.

    Happy Wednesday, dear friend Cherdo!

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    1. Shady always grabs the best gags...

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    2. Shady, you made me cackle like the maniac I hen. I mean am.

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    3. Yes, brither, that is my house and back yard, in all its glory...and yet, in spite af the roomy (or yardy) feel of it all, i still don't have room for your brother-in-law and his family. So, if I don't have enough room, where does that leave you? Ha ha ha....why am i laughing?

      Have a lovely evening, Peep 1.

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    4. He's been trying to trick me into taking the relatives, too. I won't even invite my own relatives to my house.

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  7. I'd rather watch him as well. Although from inside so I don't inhale any of that stuff.

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    1. Actually, i was out all day and he complete the task while i was gone. Perfect timimg.

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  8. Yes, fall is the worst time for allergies for me. They seem to find their way inside to me! I'm on Claritin now...that stuff is expensive, even the store brand!

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    1. You'd think i would have had allergies in Ohio, too...Lord knows they have farmland. But TN tops them all.

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  9. That's a lot of land! And I thought the backyard I recently got with my new house was big. Well, big since I wasn't in an apartment anymore. :P

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    1. I'm glad we grow the hay...or we'd have ťo mow it all weekly.

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  10. LOL! Yes, that first one. Totally. Hay.

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  11. I'm fortunate in that I don't have hay fever and I'm not cursed with any allergies. Take care.

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  12. Cherdo...good job with this. I have a friend who is going to write a Haiku every day starting January 1. Hmmm... might be a good exercise. Fighting allergies also.

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    1. Thanks, Linda! We're gonna keep fighting these allergies! They can't get the best of us!

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  13. I had a very memorable trip to New Zealand in the late '90s. Among many treats, I got to visit a family farm. One of my enduring images of the trip is watching a hay baler at work. There is something remarkably soothing about the process.

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    1. It is relaxing, in between the coughing and nose wiping.

      New Zealand is beautiful.

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  14. Looks peaceful. I love driving by and visiting farmland.

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    1. We're really on the edge of a neighborhood. A true urban farmer!

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  15. I can name that tune in one note :)
    I call it the ragweed blues.
    R

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  16. Is the hay man hot and hunky? I'd love watching him too!

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  17. Now this is just brilliant! Thankfully I never had hay allergies:)

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Thanks for your personal yada, yada, yada,
Love, Cherdo