Yesterday Mrs Bard and I went to the funeral of a local farmer. Last night there was a wonderful sunset complete with ‘Mares Tail’ clouds. I’d like to think that the two were linked in some way and that Mother Nature had put on a special light show as a fitting ‘fond adieu’, but modern knowledge can easily spoil the wish. As agricultural practices become more scientific we seem to become more remote from the very land that we work, however we’re never far from the soil…
There goes the farmer driving by,
One eye on his crops,
The other to the sky.
Will it rain or will it be fine?
Would like some rain,
But need sunshine!
But come the time we’re not around,
Eyes are firmly,
On the ground.
Dedicated to David (Divid) Hodge, a Scotsman, friend and farmer who brought light when he entered a room.
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