Friday, December 24, 2010

Dreaming of a Wet Christmas


Ten degrees cooler and we'd have had a nice dusting of snow on this Christmas Eve.  As it is, we'll just get a little damp.  But dampness doesn't take anything away from the joy and peace of this special day.  In fact, the gentle mist goes a long way to quiet the jangling world.  Of course, chores go on every day regardless of any special significance.  They slow the pace and keep my feet on the ground.  Even if it means working in the drizzle, I need this menial routine.


The light rain hardly shows up on the animals' radar.  Breakfast is here, and that's all that matters.


Chickens have two speeds: busy, and asleep.  The sun's up, so they're busy.


The guineas' job is just, well, to look weird and make a lot of noise.  Keep up the good work, Missy.


Got a Christmas kiss for Boaz?  Mwuaaah!


Now, a wool coat is the perfect thing to wear on a cold, damp morning.  Don't be fooled by those serious expressions - these sheep are getting their Christmas party groove on.


Titus is putting on his platform shoes.  Makes him the second-shortest sheep in the field.


Another entry in the Height War, Ezra plays King of the Cinder Block.


And Ruth dozes, overcome with Christmas Peace, and humming Silent Night in her sweet imagination.

Silent night holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night holy night
Shepherds quake at the sight,
Glories stream from heaven afar,
Heavenly hosts sing alleluia;
Christ the Savior, is born,
Christ the Savior, is born. 

Silent night holy night
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from thy holy face,
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth,
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.
Merry Christmas, friends!  
All our love from the farm -
See you Monday!

3 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas to you and your family..including all your furry "kids"

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  2. Merry Christmas Cindy.

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  3. Thanks, Judith and Kelly Ann! We had a great day... good Christmastide to you all!!!

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