The Night Before Christmas

T’was the night before christmas and all through the farm-house, every creature was stirring even the mice

The tinsel is wrapped around chimneys with care, to prevent anyone creating a fire in there

The kelpi’s are nestled snug in their beds, while visions of cattle & sheep dance in their heads. The retrievers inside along with the cats all settling in for a hot summers night nap.

When out on the lawn there is the ewe, with baby lamb trampling through               Looking for a feed or a blade of green grass , with the farmer hoping summer will soon pass. There is a cloud less sky with stars all ablaze, the cattle are mooing all looking to graze.

We hear the crickets and the croaking of frogs as we have the pumps going to fill all the troughs. This is a sunburnt country with hot summer days, which we want our animals to get through it seems a long way a ways.

There are presents under the tree for the long trip away, we shall make the journey to family to spend Christmas day.

It takes us a while to prepare to leave, there are animals to check and all the dogs to feed.    The chooks need to be checked and the tomatoes watered, gates to shut before heading off to see daughter.

Car to be refueled all for the trip to town, once we get there it’s almost time to turn around.

Quality time we will spend as it’s not going to be too hot, but we can’t stay long so we always pack in a lot. We love to see family & friends, spending time comes quickly to an end.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope to catch up with more of you in 2014

Robyn

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