We have agreed to let the electric company trim some trees.
If they come when you are there
Ensure they leave the wood behind.
Get them to put the small bits
behind the hazel bush
where the rest of the prunings are.
Try and get a card
from the wood cutter,
we have other trees
we’d like him to look at.
Don’t use the pump in the spring
for more than twenty minutes,
and meanwhile remember
to water everything if God
is not doing his fair share.
(A note left for guests at a holiday cottage in Brittany, 2014. Submitted by Nigel Lawrence)