Monday, December 24, 2012

A Christmas Story from the Farmhouse

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the farm
Every creature was stirring but caused no alarm.

Their stockings were hung on the clothesline with care

In hopes Farmer John a treat he could spare.

Boo was all nestled and snug in a chair
Beside the warm fire, he had not a care.

With Dru in the kitchen, baking goodies and more,

 John thought it a good time to visit our store.

There in the darkness, he found a sweet treat,
For Sissy and Fred and Bessie and Pete,

Whose evening was busy with making quite sure,
That the guests here at midnight enjoyed all the tour.

For Santa and Reindeer each year would stop in
To rest their tired hooves, with a story to spin.

“Tis a grand old red barn”, dear Santa would say,

“Mind if we rest? We’ve come a long way.

To this farm I’ve been coming for years upon years,
And the animals do greet me with laughter and cheers.

They come from close by, they come from afar
Guided only by mem’ry and the bright manger star.

The owls and the rabbits play hosts to each one,
One night every year, a truce declared won.”

So Sissy and Fred, Bessie and Pete,
Are so very busy, their food do not eat..

Farmer John knows them well, so for treats he did look,
That all be rewarded, sweet morsels he took.

But John has two reasons to offer a treat
That maybe, just maybe, a glimpse he might seek
That he and Drucella and Boo maybe, too,
Could witness the miracle of this uncanny zoo,

When owls and rabbits and mice do sit down,

Together to wait for the guests in our town. 

For Santa and Reindeer will visit them soon
All creatures are friends now--from coyote to coon.

 And once Santa rests and a story does tell,
The creatures will scurry, to their homes they will sail.

Yet kept in their hearts will remain one bright plan,
That Christmas to come they will together again stand
So that they might witness and see the miracles anew,
Glad tidings and love and make new friends, too.

And all through the year, they’ll hold the sweet mem’ry of
The words of dear Santa as he put on his glove,

“To you and your friends, a Merry Christmas and Love,
From Me and my Reindeer and God up above.”

So John and Drucella wish for your loved ones, too,
The lesson the creatures can teach us so true. . .

May each one of our Christmases
Be filled with the Son,

With Peace and Good Will to Each, Every One!


May the Spirit of Christmas Past and Present
Fill your Hearts with the Joy of the Season. . . .

from The Country Farm Home
John and Dru
Boo, the Farmhouse Cat
Mr. Smokey and Little Bit, the Shop Cats
Sissy and Fred, the Barn Owls
Bessie and Pete, the Garden Rabbits
Wylie, the Coyote
Red, the Squirrel
and all the other Wonderful Creatures
that visit the Farm Each Year. . . .

Merry Christmas, Everyone!!!!!!


Dawn said...

What a great post, I loved all the pics to go along with the story. My favorite pic is the stockings on the line. Merry Christmas!

Gail said...

What a beautiful post! I LOVE all the pictures you shared and the story you told. Merry Christmas to you and your family Dru. Hugs, Gail

Junkchiccottage said...

What a lovely post. Thank you. The pictures and story so sweet. Loved it all. Merry Christmas to you.

Barbara F. said...

This poem is so fantastic! Love all your gorgeous photos. Thank you for your good wishes, wishing you and yours the same. Merry Christmas! xo

Julie Marie said...

Oh Dru... how I love this post!... you are like me... I love all of God's precious little creatures so very much... and I love people like YOU who take care of them so well... and know just how much we really can learn from them all... sending you and all of the critters many blessings and wishes for a very Merry Christmas!... xoxo... Julie Marie, Jack and Tessy

Lavender and Linen said...

Beautful post! Love your blog!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

A beautiful story and pictures! Wishing you and John a Blessed Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

Every thing looks beautiful! I love your Christmas clothes.

Merry Christmas,
Amy Jo

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, thank you for sharing such wonderful thoughts with us. Merry Christmas to you and John, and to all the critters who fill your lives with joy.

Brenda Pruitt said...

Very cute and inspiring!

Diane said...

Love your country version of the Night Before Christmas!

Hoping you have a very happy and blessed Christmas my friend. Diane

Diane said...

I love your Christmas story and your house looks so charming. What a lovely home to spend the holidays. Also love the sweet pic of your cat Boo. Thanks for sharing and Christmas Blessings to you!

Old Time Cindy said...

How perfect your words and photos portray your farm Christmas! So lovely and fun to see it all. Even with all those critters, I say you still need a Christmas rooster! Merry Christmas to you and John!
Farmhouse hugs,

Simply Shelley said...

Merry Christmas...lovely post...blessings

Susie said...

Love your pictures. Hope you and yours have a blessed Christmas. xo,Susie

Chenille Cottage said...

Blessings, my sweet friend!
You have just blessed my socks off with this lovely Christmas post! I know we aren't suppose to choose favorites but yours have taken top honors! Sweetness, gentleness, goodness, kindness, beauty, charm....You have featured all of these!
My heart is warmed!
Merry Christmas on this our Savior's birthday!
Carolynn xxx

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Merry Christmas! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Pamela Gordon said...

What a great post Dru! I hope your Christmas has been very special. Blessings, Pamela

Little Susie Home Maker said...

A beautiful Christmas poem. What a lovely Christmas Greeting from your wonderful farm. Merry Christmas! Thanks for the pictures and poems. God Bless you now and in the New Year.

cynthia lee designs said...

Loved this post!! Guess what...I have the same color on my front door that you have.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
farmhouse hugs,

Pam said...

Greetings Dru! Oh how I loved your story and photos! I love animals so, I enjoyed all of their photos. I loved the cat's because I have 3 sweet kitty's. I just want to let you know how much I enjoy your site! It is wonderful!
I always look forward to your next post!Thank you so much!
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and look forward to your posts in the new year!

Sylvia said...
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Sylvia said...

It's been such a delight reading this wonderful story! Thank you for your warm words and your kindness! One of the most awesome things about this blogging community is meeting new creative people whose talent inspires me to do better. Thank you! Merry Christmas!

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