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Stop 3: Drive to the Shack

During your short drive to the Shack, enjoy the tune “Loving Pines,” written and performed by Tim Southwick Johnson. “Loving Pines” is from the album Sand County Songs, which was inspired by "A Sand County Almanac". You can purchase the CD of Sand County Songs in the Leopold Center Bookstore!

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Lyrics:


[Instrumental opening]
My farm is a poor old farm
It’s busted down and dry
We’re planting trees
To ease the pain
To heal the land, we strive
Wee little pines live through winter’s cold
About half the time, I’m told
This brown dust circles ’round my feet
And it robs the land of life
[Chorus]
Planting pines and loving you
Makes the farm grow strong
Planting pines and loving you
Makes the world grow strong
Now on the top there’s a new green bud
It’s like a candle in the sky
It leads the way, it lights our path
It’s lifting life up to the sky
[Chorus]
Planting pines and living you
Makes the farm grow strong
Planting pines and loving you
Makes the world grow strong
[Instrumental break]
The land will be what it will be
We watch our work unfold
I learn to fight, I learn to heal
I learn to strive for all
And as I hold on to this land
I’m glad that I’m not alone
[Chorus]
Planting pines and loving you
Makes the farm grow strong
Planting pines and loving you
Makes the world grow strong