Ruffled Feathers and Spilled Milk

Farming with ducks and dairy goats, chickens and children.

A Poem From Penny.

Posted on | August 4, 2013 | 1 Comment

Theme and format borrowed from the Statue of Liberty and Emma Lazarus. Pig Liberty copied from Beaufort County Library.

Give me your pitted….

Eggplants taste tested in the field. Should have salted them first.

your cracked and mushy,

Cherry tomatoes that cracked under the pressure of trying to provide for a family of 6.

Your wilted….

Green beans after their green fades away. Because it's not easy being green and being left on the vine until the farmer gets around to picking.

and woebegone, too far gone to eat.

I have no idea what happened here. But it looks painful.

The overgrown refuse….

10" long okra. Was only 2" long yesterday. I swear.

of your plants grown bushy.

This was lettuce. Now it is a 4' Tower of Bitterness.

Send these, the waterlogged, tossed to me,

Cucumbers: The new Water Melon.

I lift my snout eagerly, right beside Pushy.

Penny, plagiarizing poet laureate

Who knew pigs were poetic?  And grateful for anything, anything that comes out of the garden.  Pig on, ladies.

Gorging on garden garbage.


One Response to “A Poem From Penny.”

  1. Tanya Lam
    August 5th, 2013 @ 2:14 am

    Too cute!!!!!

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