I know itís been a while since I've been in touch
But I've been busy and done so much.
I moved back home to help my folks
On their big farm and thatís no joke!
Life out here is relaxed and calm
And for my soul itís been a good balm.
Each day I work in the yard and the field
And tend each animal to see its yield.
Wild turkeys are living in my maple grove
And I still drive the tractors my daddy drove.
The folks passed on Ďbout a year ago
I buried them here on the farm ya know.
I laid them under a cherry tree
It was their favorite fruit you see.
I have cows and pigs and goats and sheep
And swans and ducks and hay in a heap.
I have horses to ride and hens that lay
And an owl that hangs out if he doesn't fly away.
I have an orchard of fruit trees and some maple trees for sap
And my crops are big and bountiful with hardly ever a gap.
The kids are nearly grown now; the maid will soon retire.
This mansion is too big for me; itís a log cabin I desire.
Some day I will build one and tear the big house down.
The neighbors will come help me; they'll come from miles arouní.
You really should come visit; I've a cottage where you can stay
Thereís firewood to keep you warm and if that donít do, thereís hay!
Yes old friend, I love it here and always will
In this magical place called Farmville!
Sandy Holt Snide