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john and helen

  • Joined Mar 2013
  • Devon
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another poem
« on: June 09, 2013, 08:45:26 am »
I didn.t want to crash the other thread... but seeing as i am still in dreaming mode  ...well doing and getting ready mode... i knocked this up

Oh to have a smallholding, some land to call my own
to eat the meat I've reared and cleaned , to eat the veg I've grown
I wouldn't give the chicken names, apart from specs and bob,
i'de have a special corner, to store me chopped up logs

I'de buy me wife a tractor, so she could cut the grass,
me self i'de have a quad bike , one thats really fast
I guess i'de plant an orchard , with apples plumbs and pear
i want to try some Turkey, and pigs with ginger hair

of course we need new wellies, but can't afford the best,
as long as they go up to knee, that will stop the mess
i guess the dog  needs training..he really has to stop,
bringing  back the baby chicks, in his sloppy chops

then there be the bad times, when somethings going to die
i guess its only nature, i'le  learn how not to cry,
i'le have to learn to harrow, and plough and reap and sow
i'le have to feed the birds and stock , and watch the babies grow

then there be the slaughter day..  when some have reached the end
the hardest part of farming, the journey of a friend
but  the bacons smelling lovely , the eggs look bright and yellow
the spuds  taste great ,peas are green , the home brew taste so mellow

now the winters coming, all that rain and sleet and snow
the fields are looking tired, nothing seems to grow.
putting on the wellies, all cold and stiff and hard
tucking in the jumper , de-icing a frozen yard

springs around the corner, the flowers start to bloom
cockerel crowing earlier, calling to the moon
the paddock starts to flourish, the sun is in the sky
ile  turn and look around me …smallholding comes alive


  • Joined Feb 2012
  • South Lincolnshire
Re: another poem
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2013, 09:27:38 am »
That's great. Love it  :thumbsup:


  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: another poem
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2013, 09:36:54 am »
Eeh - I'm not normally one for poems but I do like that  :thumbsup:
« Last Edit: June 09, 2013, 09:40:26 am by Fleecewife »
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  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: another poem
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2013, 09:46:33 am »
Its very good  :thumbsup:
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits


  • Joined Aug 2010
    • The World is My Lobster
Re: another poem
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2013, 10:16:45 am »
Another good one ..... what a lot of hidden talent on here  :thumbsup:
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  • Joined Jun 2012
Re: another poem
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2013, 12:11:08 pm »
lovely  :)


  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: another poem
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2013, 08:25:41 pm »


  • Joined Jul 2011
Re: another poem
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2013, 09:14:23 pm »
Fantastic  :thumbsup:

Lesley Silvester

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: another poem
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2013, 09:53:28 pm »


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