I am like a child waiting for Christmas. Every day I check my tracking number and feel a little annoyed that my package is still in Arizona. I even felt a little bit of disappointment over the day of mourning over President Bush’s passing because of how it might delay my shipment. But hopefully next week- the next round of Farmer Stan books will arrive in the Valley. ☺️ (his first book is here )
My mom is worried that it’s not on a child’s level and my sisters are very annoyed and accuse us of being a “turncoat” 🙄
But I present to you: Farmer Stan and the Very Best Equipment.
And at the suggestion of the editor (my mom) He wrote another verse or two. 😉 (Spoiler alert: Claas machines and MM Weaver’s prompt service get a fairly significant pat on the back)
In summary Farmer Stan and his friends have a good-natured discussion, and in the end:
They had a good laugh and Stan drove out the lane
So thankful the difference did not cause a strain
Cause no matter what kind of equipment you use
A friendship is much too precious to lose!
So if you need me next week- I’m either going to be watching out the window for the mailman or reading our latest Farmer Stan book and laughing.
Oh, it doesn’t really matter
If your tractors red or green
For your friends will promptly scatter
If you hold that your machine
Is the only one worth owning
If you’re constantly intoning
That your father’s kind of farming is the best
No, it isn’t any issue
Whether Bosch or Kitchen Aid
Is the mixer of the dish you serve
Or whether it is made
Out of margarine or butter
There’s no cause to spat and sputter
That your mother’s kind of cooking is the best.
For God the perfect tractor
Isn’t yellow, green, or red
But the Lord’s deciding factor
Is the farmer’s heart instead.
If the soil your plow is breaking
And the cake your mixer’s making
Praise and glorify the Lord-
They are the best!
-Lucy A. Martin