letting go…

Collage and year end challenge by Sammi Cox featured here.

collage-1

 

 

another year dying

look in

clearer rearview

mirror

can’t take time back
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times of drought

cracks

hollow spaces

shadows

weeds gone to seed
_____

yet light persisted

rainbow

blessings come of age

wisdom

life grows green anew
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looking ahead into

new year

past has passed

thankful

let regret go

 

 

 

 

farming is NO fairytale

Yep, farming seems to be drought or deluge, feast or famine 🙂  I’m joining dVerse and enthusiasticallydawn this week…

 

city folk dream of scenes bucolic
but real country life is workaholic;

daily working up a sweat,
yearly diving into debt.

in late spring, rain will not stop
by early fall, drought hurts the crop.

all summer long, hot south wind blows;
dark thunderstorms spawn tornados.

aphids, root worm, corn borer, blight-
present fresh pestilence to fight.

chemicals that kill noxious weeds
may drift on flowers and honeybees.

chickens like to roam range free
till raccoons binge on killing spree.

an older bull, he could go lame;
a younger bull might miss his game.

wonder when grain prices raise?
after contract’s selling days.

though farming’s not an easy life,
i’m glad to be my farmer’s wife.

“country hicks” are labels pearled;
remember, farmers feed the world!