A Farmer's Wife
She looked out of her window
and took in all to see
she watched the dogs round up the sheep
and Reuben shout 'Pat, away to me'
Cows in home field grazing
snowdrops in the grass so green
she looked out upon the dale and thought
what a perfect farming scene
She heard the quad bike motor up
he said 'off to Pleasant Hill'
as the dogs jumped on the back
then said 'and that sheds to fill'
The girls playing in the garden
a tractor chugging down the road
she thought I better make some tea
that looks a heavy load
She watched the gentians dancing
in the light wind which had been
heard birds singing in the trees
and thought what an everlasting scene
The horses in the stable
waiting to be broken in
Jingle's up to no good, she thought
the funny little thing
As she looked out of her window
she could smell the new cut hay
she thought it'll be clipping next
and I'll be baking everyday
She heard 'now that'll do lass'
and Reuben put the dogs away
He said 'I'll see you tomorrow
all my jobs are done today'
I'll remember every single thing
the cows, the sheep, the laughter
the smell of hay, the dogs, the land
today and forever after
'The little chapel down there' she said
'a lovely little place'
as the sun started to set
she had a smile upon her face
she looked out of the window
'all was so very calm'
she thought to end the day
I think I'll read my favourite psalm
She loved, lived and remembered
til the end of her wonderful life
all the beauty she saw from the window
she was simply a farmer's wife
written by Ruth Tarn for her gran’s funeral