I remember The Old Farmer taking me out to the garden
after a heavy shower. It had been dry for several days.
He says "Do you think that rain helped the garden?"
Of course I did, it rained hard!
He reached down and flicked off the top of the soil
and only the top 1/8 or less was wet, the rest dry and powdery!
The weeds are winning the garden wars and
The Old Farmer works overtime hoeing
in the evening and on his days off.
We all do.
Sometimes on a hot summer evening
when working up a sweat
and we were all hot and tired
The Old Farmer would load us up
in the old Chevy and we would head around the corner
(a country corner of about 1 1/2 miles!)
to the ice cream stand.
We thought it was a treat for us, which it was,
but also that big milkshake
was a big treat for him too : )