Farm Puzzles

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“Farm Puzzles,” Friend, Aug. 1986, 32

Farm Puzzles

Everywhere upon our farm

I find a mystery:

Potatoes have a lot of eyes;

Why is it they can’t see?

On every stalk of corn there grows

At least one great big ear.

So tell me, please, why I can’t find

A cornstalk that can hear!

When cabbages wilt in the sun,

I give each plant a drink.

They look so bright that I can’t guess

Why cabbage heads can’t think!

Our trees have limbs but cannot walk;

Pine needles cannot sew.

Can anyone explain to me

The funny ways things grow?