When haymaking and ‘making hay whilst the sun shines’ requires rapid action to take advantage of the good weather when it’s available. Harvesting is the process of gathering a ripe crop from the fields. Reaping is the cutting of grain or pulse for harvest. Let’s see if we can harvest and reap good things this month.
To reap is “to gather a crop” and to sow, “to plant seeds.” Sowing is used as a metaphor for one’s actions and reaping for the results of those actions which can have immediate, short term or long term effects upon our lives; the people we love or the planet on which we live. The Earth is a beautiful place. We need to keep it that way.