Verlyn Klinkenborg would love this pastoral scene, like one of his essays in poetic form. I think of George Held as a big city poet, but with this poem he has proven himself to be equally "at home" in the country.
I love the word (and the idea of) "fodder." Nice poem, George.
Nice, tight poem. Fall is the best time out here, I think.
Sounds like "something amazing" was happening.