When the winds blow...........

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Backwoods, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. Backwoods

    Backwoods Out In The Sticks

    Just food for thought..........


    Years ago a farmer owned land along the Atlantic seacoast. He constantly
    advertised for hired hands. Most people were reluctant to work on farms
    along the Atlantic. They dreaded the awful storms that raged across the
    Atlantic, wreaking havoc on the buildings and crops. As the farmer
    interviewed applicants for the job, he received a steady stream of refusals.

    Finally, a short, thin man, well past middle age, approached the farmer.
    "Are you a good farmhand ?" the farmer asked him.

    "Well, I can sleep when the wind blows," answered the little man.

    Although puzzled by this answer, the farmer, desperate for help, hired
    him. The little man worked well around the farm, busy from dawn to dusk,
    and the farmer felt satisfied with the man's work.

    Then one night the wind howled loudly in from offshore. Jumping out of bed,
    the farmer grabbed a lantern and rushed next door to the hired hand's
    sleeping quarters. He shook the little man and yelled, "Get up! A storm is
    coming! Tie things down before they blow away!"

    The little man rolled over in bed and said firmly, "No sir. I told you, I
    can sleep when the wind blows."

    Enraged by the response, the farmer was tempted to fire him on the spot.
    Instead, he hurried outside to prepare for the storm. To his amazement, he
    discovered that all of the haystacks had been covered with tarpaulins. The
    cows were in the barn, the chickens were in the coops, and the doors were
    barred. The shutters were tightly secured. Everything was tied down.
    Nothing could blow away.

    The farmer then understood what his hired hand meant, so he returned to his
    bed to also sleep while the wind blew.

    MORAL: When you're prepared, spiritually, mentally, and physically, you have
    nothing to fear. Can you sleep when the wind blows through your life? The
    hired hand in the story was able to sleep because he had secured the farm
    against the storm.
  2. mongo79

    mongo79 mongo79

    Good post. Semper Fi......

  3. Smithy

    Smithy Outdoorsman, Bladesmith

    I heard this tale from a good friend of mine, who taught me cowboy songs and actually worked cattle ranches for fun, in his free time.

    It's a good story to tell, especially young folks. Thanks for sharing it here.
  4. mona

    mona Guest

    Thank you for that story.
  5. Nadine

    Nadine Guest

    Thanks, I'll share this reading with my kiddos!
  6. sailaway

    sailaway Well-Known Member

    I'll be sharring this with the scouts. thank you:cool:
  7. TechAdmin

    TechAdmin Administrator Staff Member

    Missed this when it was posted. Excellent story.
  8. Expeditioner

    Expeditioner Well-Known Member

  9. Canadian

    Canadian Well-Known Member