By Pete Tucker
On your way to work this morning?
Perhaps pondering your troubles?
Consider the farmer with hay to make.
Each day his work doubles!
Maybe you’ve not contemplated this,
With Spring exceedingly wet.
He has hundreds of acres of hay to make,
But on no fields can he get!
So now the days grow longer
And green grass turns to sallow.
He needs three straight days of sunshine
Before one bale gets in the haymow.
It will happen sooner or later
But the damage is already done.
The best of the crop is past due.
The grass, you see, is overdone.
It’s not the best or the worst
That the farmer has ever made.
But this is his livelihood, you see.
He’s five hundred acres delayed!
So these are the farmer’s troubles.
No choice but to persevere.
Indeed, to pray for a better crop
Surely to come next year!