Little Boys and Apple Trees

Today, the boys and I planted some apple trees from seed in the swale. The variety is called malus pumila antonovka. Boy is that a mouthful!

Watching the boys
Planting some seeds
Carefully pulling
All of the weeds
We planted and mulched them
We watered them slow
Joe sat and he waited
To see them all grow
“It takes years,” I said smiling
“To grow to full size
But the fruit will be plenty
A gorgeous surprise”

So tired was my peanut
From all the hard work
He lay on my shoulder
A great little perk
The days pass by slowly
The years, they go fast
I hoped that that moment
Would linger and last


2 responses to “Little Boys and Apple Trees

  1. Great poem!!!

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