Mike McCurlie wrote the song about the historic Bayvista Farm and the Betzner family that has been working the soil and living there for over 200 years.

McCurlie’s comments on YouTube:

I really had no choice. Once I started delving into the history of the Betzner family, I had to write the song. Actually, it kind of wrote itself. Surely it was one of the highlights of my musical career to perform at the Bayvista Farm 200th reunion on Sunday. And since the theme of the song is about the beauty of the farm, I knew Dave Betzner had some incredible video footage to illustrate the point. Some of his drone shots are amazing… the view of the Dundas Valley with the full rainbow, the combine coming right at you, and my personal favourite, Gary standing with Holly on the bail of hay. And yes, it even makes me a bit mushy when I watch it. I’m so grateful there are still family farms around, and farming families like the Betzners. Gary and Shirley… here’s to you! God bless the Canadian farmer.