In the style of Sam Hunt!]
Dad, mum, the kids and the dogs,
Pull out the tradescantia, and tubefern under the logs...
Of the old pine trees that shelter the chooks,
And watch over 80 new natives that the neighbour likes to looks-ie at,
On a fine Waikato day.
We threw the Houndstongue away.
And chipped up the arum poking up through the grass like it said in the book,
And now delicate Coprosmas can get a wee look
At the paddocks with cows feeding on the hill by the creeks edge,
Our next idea for revegetation! Kahikatea, pukatea and sedge. Get in and chop out willows, pull out blackberry too,
Let the kids get all muddy set on the job they help us do.
Try not to use chemicals, we hand weed the lot,
With our shovels we help Papatuanuku cause she's the only Earth we've got.
Weeds will become compost if a possible task,
Friend's goat browses convulvulas down to the last. We'll pull out asparagus fern at the deck's bend,
We don't need a special month, cause every weekend for us is a 'Dirty Weekend'.