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Today is 11/25/2014

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Old MacDonald Had a Farm


Old MacDonald had a farm, E‐I‐E‐I‐O
And on that farm there were some crops, E‐I‐E‐I‐O
With some no‐till here, and some strip till there
Lots of residue, residue, ev’rywhere there’s residue
Old MacDonald had a farm, E‐I‐E‐I‐O


Old MacDonald had a farm, E‐I‐E‐I‐O
And on that farm he had some cows, E‐I‐E‐I‐O
With a moo‐moo here, and some fresh milk there
Holstein cows, Jersey cows, mooing, mooing ev’rywhere
Old MacDonald had a farm, E‐I‐E‐I‐O


Old MacDonald had a farm, E‐I‐E‐I‐O
And on that farm there were buffer strips, E‐I‐E‐I‐O
With some switchgrass here, and some bromegrass there
Protecting from erosion, grasses, grasses ev'rywhere
Old MacDonald had a farm, E‐I‐E‐I‐O


Old MacDonald had a farm, E‐I‐E‐I‐O
And on that farm he had some pigs, E‐I‐E‐I‐O
With an oink‐oink here, and an oink‐oink there
Yorkshires, Hampshires, ham and bacon ev’rywhere
Old MacDonald had a farm, E‐I‐E‐I‐O


Old MacDonald had a farm, E‐I‐E‐I‐O
And on that farm there were some wetlands, E‐I‐E‐I‐O
With a muskrat here, and a dragonfly there
Lots of ducks, lots of geese, quacking, honking, ev’rywhere
Old MacDonald had a farm, E‐I‐E‐I‐O


Old MacDonald had a farm, E‐I‐E‐I‐O
There was conservation on that farm, E‐I‐E‐I‐O
Building healthy soils, keeping water clean
For birds and bees, you and me, ev’ry creature that may be
Old MacDonald had a farm, E‐I‐E‐I‐O