Hollybank Farm

Ugo didn’t know it
And George “didn’t see no harm”
But little did they think
That they’d started Carrie’s farm…

Ben made them vast enclosures
For their summer season runs
And Carrie stowed them underground
Till wintertime was done…

Barney joined the tortoises
While Rubes was growing up
Then Rusty came and very soon
Rocky, Rusty’s pup….

Jaime for her birthday
Was given three fine hens
Daffodil and Bluebell
And Buttercup – all friends…

The chickens are delightful.
They strut on sticklike legs
And everybody’s waiting
For the moment they lay eggs!

Hollybank, April 20th, 2016

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