Twas the night before Christmas
And throughout the farm
There were 3 litters of rabbits
Warm in the barn
There are egg laying hens
In their small winter pen
And 4 sheep are munching
We can hear the hay crunching!
In three weeks there will be
Two farmers calling "Gee"!*
The horses are due to arrive
To help our farm grow and thrive!
A year ago the farm was really a dream
We had ideas but the budget was...lean
Through lots of hard work and some sleepless nights
And starting the days at the first break of light...
The progress and life really started to grow
And even when it seemed the work was so slow--
We believed in this place and more in each other
But we couldn't have done it without back up cover
We had friends and relations who gave up their time,
And didn't mind the dirt or the grime!
We've had a wedding, a drought, and hundreds of livestock
And even survived raccoon attacks on prized flocks!
We are so grateful to meet each new farm day
We've had a wonderful year and have much more to say
But for now we must end it here
Just a brief picture of two young farmers' year
Wherever you are, and whatever you celebrate,
Follow your path- do it now and don't wait!
We know anything worth doing is worth all the fight-
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a Good Night!
*Gee is the command for 'turn right' with draft horses.