The flowing lines of flourishing chartreuse green seedlings follow the curved contours of
     the land,
the range of colour, texture and drainage differences in topsoils comprising of clay, chalk
    and sand,
studiously tending the shoots of emerging crops as they grow, developing into a field of
       lush emerald green,
gradually strengthening and ripening to a rippling wave of yellow when the summer sun
   has been.

A field verge embellished with multicoloured wild meadow flowers under a cornflower
   blue sky,
heading to coastal feeding grounds, a fluid elongated V of calling geese flying overhead 
    quite high,
carried on light transient wind from distant undulating shadowed hills comes the sound of 
      plaintive sheep,
a field transformed by a complex map of individual bird and rabbit tracks when winter snow
  is deep.

Sitting in a large green modern computerised, air conditioned tractor powerful, complex
     and grand,
remembering the hard metal seat of the small grey open topped Fergie that used to till
     the land,
the prized dairy herd sheltering indoors bedded on soft summer straw in the Victorian
     cow shed,
while a tempestuous winter storm with blustery icy wind rattles loose slate roof
    tiles overhead.

 Giant-sized golden cotton reels with straw as their silken thread collect lengthening 
    shadows from the sun,
across a ploughed field with furrows tinted with sparkling white frost, a solitary brown 
  hare swiftly runs,
with the wind and sun on your face, appreciating the special beauty of the land and
  animals you loved so dear,
whenever I see a combine harvesting grain or livestock grazing summer fields,
this brings you ever closer, brings you ever near.

In loving memory of James Farthing 1929 – 2017

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