by: Rebecca Taylor

A newborn kitten

And a calf to feed

That’s the laughter in my life right now

It brings a smile to my face.

Sometimes a tractor tire breaks

A cow escapes the fence

But we pray to God that all goes well in the end.

My grandmother grows our vegetables

In her garden

We play in the cornfield for fun

This simple life makes us smile.

Summertime brings no vacation

We’re in the fields making hay

Tempers fly when something breaks

But in the end, it gets done.

They’re painting the house down the street

Everyone wonders what colour it’s going to be

Conversation focuses on the crops

Everyone knows everyone.

Because I’m a country girl

And a country girl I’ll always be

I was born and I was raised a country girl

In my small country town.