In the spirit of the new farming season here’s the one farmy song I wrote last season. I recorded it to send to some friends who are going to sing some harmonies with me on this song at the cornerstone in Guelph in a couple weeks!
Hooray for new singing buddies, new farms, and spring (which really is coming, I know it!)!
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