I don't happen to live in the country, but I can enjoy the strong visual imagery of summer on the farm created through this poem's excellent word choice.
I love using short poems for teaching all kinds of reading and language skills, and I think this lovely poem particularly makes a great mentor text for teaching students grammar. In fact, I think it's pretty perfect for teaching adjectives, nouns and active verbs. (I know what you're thinking...and yes, of course you can teach grammar using poetry!)
The Summer Evening
The sandy cat by the Farmer's chair
Mews at his knee for dainty fare;
Old Rover in his moss-greened house
Mumbles a bone, and barks at a mouse
In the dewy fields the cattle lie
Chewing the cud 'neath a fading sky
Dobbin at manger pulls his hay:
Gone is another summer's day.
-Walter de la Mare