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Wheatland County Line (Acoustic Version)

9. Garden

03:12
Marcia Hayden Hendrick

Lyrics

In winter I like to feast my eyes
On pages of descriptions
And glossy three-by-fives
Varieties I can’t resist                                                                                    
Get added to my growing list                                                                                                                     
I order up and wait                                                                                            
For the boxes to arrive
 
I’ve got sun and rain                                                                                      
And I have to weed again                                                                                    
I’ve tilled the soil and planted seeds                                                      
Gave it everything a garden needs                                                         
I’ll offer no apology                                                                                                        
For creating veggie ecstasy                                                                         
Up there in the hills                                                                                                       
With my garden and me                                                                              
 
The magic in each packet of seeds                                                                                  
Is beyond my comprehension                                                                                           
But I see and I believe                                                                                                                                  
That curled within each wrinkled speck                                                                                         
Life is waiting to eject                                                                                                                                   
And grow to be the bounty                                                                                                
I surely love to eat                                                                                                                  
 
I’ve got sun and rain                                                                                      
And I have to weed again                                                                                    
I’ve tilled the soil and planted seeds                                                      
Gave it everything a garden needs                                                         
I’ll offer no apology                                                                                                        
For creating veggie ecstasy                                                                         
Up there in the hills                                                                                                       
With my garden and me                                                                              
 
There’s peas and scarlet runner beans                                                                          
Lettuce, chard and mustard greens                                                                                
Garlic, dill and onion too                                                                                                                              
Add flavor to a veggie stew                                                                                                
With broccoli and ruby beets                                                                                             
And radish for a spicy treat                                                                                                 
I’ll feed my friends and family                                                                                             On all my garden gives to me