Tuesday, July 26, 2011



Erlend came from Norway
In the year of nineteen nine
He traveled west by railway
On Jim Hill's western line

Erlend staked his farmstead
Under the Homestead Act
Planted a crop of wheat for bread
From seed in a gunny sack

Erlend's brother Ivar
Had a place right next to him
He planted beets for sugar
But the harvest was pretty thin

The brothers farmed together
Norse families side by side
Through the harsh prairie winter
Dirt farming was their pride

copyright 7/26/11Terry Sutherland

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