Life on the farm by Rob Hood©5-8-08
Spring is time to plant my crops
I need to sow the earth
when winter stops.
Planting seeds and bulbs
is tedious work
but I'd rather
work the earth than be a sales clerk.
Growing plants is lots of fun
and you are often rewarded
with abundance when
your job is done!
One year we grow corn
next year we grow clover
whose nutrients enrich the soil
and start the whole cycle over.
We raise some ducks, cattle and chicken
and get regular visits from the vet
so they won't sicken.
Early to bed, early to rise.
If you don't follow the rules
you might have a sad surprise.
Every day, there are chores to be done
and then we do the major work
out in the sun.
We recycle manure to feed the crops
We use nearly everything
and it never stops!
We grow clover and grasses to feed the cows.
We fill up as many silos as our money allows.
We eat pretty good throughout the year.
In summer we eat fresh vegtables
and even a steer,
In the fall we can and pickle the food
and when it's ready to eat
it sure is good!
We sell fresh veggies in the farmer's market
We load onto the truck
Then drive it and park it.
But our major crops are taken
to the city.
We pray our prices don't drop
because it would be a pity!
Our farm has been in our family
for over one hundred years.
I'm trying to keep it going
staying out of arrears!