Letters from a Hill Farm
This is a terrific song Nan. You always come up with good music to listen to.
I first heard this song done by Arlo Guthrie. I used to sing it to my kids as they played in the sandbox and I sat on the little triangular seat. The words are so wonderful. I fear that young people now are mostly urban and don't have that same attachment to 'mother earth' as he sings about.
I picked my first zucchini last night!!Row by row!
I planted my first zucchini seeds yesterday. :<)))
I'm so happy you posted this song. For some reason I'd always assumed it was a Pete Seeger song - I had no idea Mr. Mallett had written it.It goes so well with your header image, too. The butterfly looks like a package adornment, with ribbon curls all around!
Many, many people have sung his song. As I wrote to Lisa, I first heard Arlo sing it, and I thought he wrote it.I so love what you wrote about the photo. Just wonderful.
I think it was Kat of Coffee fame who introduced me to the Mallett original. Being of the Muppet Show generation, I believed it was a John Denver song. I think it's nice that we all came to it via different paths.
I love what you said about 'different paths.' Really wonderful. That's why it is so great when younger singers/bands do older songs. They introduce a younger generation to music they might not have heard. Example: when we went to Rusted Root, they played Suspicious Minds, and it was news to our kids that Elvis had done it. As I wrote, I knew it as an Arlo song, and never heard of the Muppets/John Denver version. :<)
Well, I'm not sure where I first heard it, just that I always knew it and LOVED this rendition of it.
Now that I am a grandmother, it seems that I am often late in replying to your most-appreciated comments. But I read them as soon as they come in, and I will write as soon as I can. Please do come back and check. I love these blogging conversations. A little addendum - I've just spent quite a long time catching up with dear notes you left me months ago!! I do hope you can get back to read them. And I'm trying to be much more prompt now!Also, you may comment on any post, no matter how old, and I will see it.