365 Challenge: Day 255 – Harvest

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Harvest: the process or period of gathering in crops


In keeping with the Thanksgiving theme this week, today’s word is ‘harvest,’ which isn’t too far off from Nel’s guess of ‘cornucopia’ yesterday — very close!

Fall is my favorite season. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It’s mostly due to the wonderful smells in the air, whether it’s food, drink, flowers or leaves. The thought of pulling together the fall harvest has always fascinated me, whether it was crops on farms, apples in orchards or grapes to make wine. It is one of those parts of life that we often forget the importance of, or the amount of work it takes to put all the final products into our hands or on our tables. To think of the strides we’ve made in the last few hundred years is amazing. From the pilgrims to the colonial times, the Industrial Revolution and the modernization of techniques, the harvest is one of the most important elements around us.

I didn’t grow up on a farm, nor would I even know how or where to begin managing one, yet I feel like it would have been a good life for me. One day, I will end up on Roda’s Indigo Acres to try my hand at farming. Ryder would love it. All the fresh foods, making things with my own two hands, delivering and donating to others who need sustenance… it sounds amazing, and that’s just the initial thoughts of things like ‘Farm to Table’ or ‘Artisanal’. It’s truly a craft. I give thanks today to anyone and everyone working in this industry. If you do, tell me all about it; I’d love to hear your favorite parts and experiences. One more day until Thanksgiving… that’ll be an easy 365 Daily Challenge word.


About Me & the “365 Daily Challenge”

I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My debut novel, Watching Glass Shatter, can be purchased on Amazon @ http://mybook.to/WGS. I’ve always been a reader. And now I’m a daily blogger. I decided to start my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge” where since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life.

The goal: Knowledge. Acceptance. Understanding. Optimization. Happiness. Help. For myself. For others. And if all else fails, humor. When I’m finished in one year, I hope to have more answers about the future and what I will do with the remainder of my life. All aspects to be considered. It’s not just about a career, hobbies, residence, activities, efforts, et al. It’s meant to be a comprehensive study and reflection from an ordinary man. Not a doctor. Not a therapist. Not a friend. Not an encyclopedia full of prior research. Just pure thought, a blogged journal with true honesty.

Join the fun and read a new post each day, or check out my book reviews, TV/Film reviews or favorite vacation spots. And feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.

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25 thoughts on “365 Challenge: Day 255 – Harvest

    moorezart said:
    November 22, 2017 at 9:34 AM

    Reblogged this on From 1 Blogger 2 Another.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      November 22, 2017 at 9:34 AM


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        moorezart said:
        November 22, 2017 at 9:44 AM

        James/Jay you are most welcome. Good to see the very positive reviews of your book (at Amazon) have continued to grow. Wishing you wonderful holidays and continued success ahead! – Douglas

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        November 22, 2017 at 11:29 AM

        I appreciate it. I’ve been lucky with good reviews!

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        moorezart said:
        November 22, 2017 at 12:42 PM

        James, there’s luck and there’s talent (the real goods so to speak). A blessing to have both! Cheers! – Douglas

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    Roda said:
    November 22, 2017 at 9:38 AM

    I will have a personalized muck fork waiting for you!

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    Nel said:
    November 22, 2017 at 9:43 AM

    Happy Thanksgiving James. 🙂

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    wakinguponthewrongsideof50 said:
    November 22, 2017 at 10:16 AM

    Here’s to harvesting our city memories!! But I long to see you in overalls…..

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    Mischenko said:
    November 22, 2017 at 10:40 AM

    Happy Thanksgiving, J! Hope you have a beautiful day with your family. ❤ 🙂

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    RobbyeFaye said:
    November 22, 2017 at 3:17 PM

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    I don’t work on a farm now, but when I was much, much younger, my family worked as sharecroppers. It was back-breaking work. All 4 of us kids worked, too! We ranged in age from 3 to 7. We also had to be up at 3 AM to start picking by 4. We did this for several years! Not really a fond memory!
    My Mom grew up on a 475-acre farm and loved it. Until she died, she still dreamed of going back.
    Be sure and give Ryder a little of the safe things for Thanksgiving, too!

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    anne leueen said:
    November 22, 2017 at 8:00 PM

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    RhapsodyBoheme said:
    November 22, 2017 at 10:30 PM

    Beautiful and I so wished I wouldn’t have to work and enjoy those beautiful smells etc. It’s barbaric having to work ha and I have to change my stars :).
    Wishing you a beautiful holiday and time with friends and family. Enjoy and know you are loved. Thank you for all that you bring to my life and for making a difference. Hugs

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      November 23, 2017 at 6:58 AM

      I wish you a wonderful day too, with a few breaks and relaxation. I’m glad to have met you. Take care 🙂 xoxo


    carhicks said:
    November 23, 2017 at 7:12 PM

    Happy Thanksgiving. The three most important “H” words: Health, Harvest and Home.

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