With endangered birds in the balance,
Cat-tails with claws
And cows on reconnaissance,
The marsh in the midst
Gave us reason for pause.
From whence the fence
could no longer dispense
of any culpable consequence,
We do not know.
no expense was spared.
Each NCC crew member pared.
To set the stage
For a full fence repair.
Not a feather to be lost.
Nor a breast to be sauced.
We readied our cat-tail salads
To be tossed.
With brush cutters and weed eaters in our paws,
Each cat-tail and bull rush reminisced us of our in laws.
And when the cutting came too condensed.
We each looked over our shoulder
To see whom among us was the most dense.
Kaitlin cut claw to claw.
While Lizzy laid down the law.
And Alison left the ranchers in awe.
Nate's bush was seen as far as Utah.
But Paul's pitch fork took the cake.
While I was left with only a mooo and an ache.
"The Valley of Shinning Water"
Has a special place in our hearts.
Water in craft.
And shimmering in art.