Monday, December 23, 2013

T'was the Night Before Christmas

Our third annual R'Eisen Shine version!

T'was two nights before Christmas, and all through the farm
The creatures were locked up, to keep all safe from harm
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that the farmers would finish filling them for each other to share

While the livestock rest, warm and fed
The farmers barely have had time to rest their tired heads
With I still in work clothes, and Kim still en route,
We still haven't had time to finish making all of the loot

The doggies are barking and making a bit of a clatter,
And I can hardly figure out what is the matter,
It could be the bear who marches around,
But really it could be ANY other sound

Far from snow- the farm's grounds are covered in mud,
And the pig pen is piled high with viscous...crud
But such is expected in the midst of a thaw,
And the pigs don't mind it as long as there is something to gnaw

Though we are tired and running a bit behind our plan,
If anyone can do it- we certainly can-
We will finish up cooking, crafting and wrapping,
And perhaps we will finish in time for some napping?

The year has been much like our busy Christmas prep,
With each week feeling like we are behind just one step,
But we did it, and feel good about all that was done,
And for that it feels like the season was won

There are big changes ahead for our farm, that's for sure
But our intentions have certainly remained just as pure
We want to grow good food for people we know and will meet-
There's little more satisfying then growing good eats!

We're lucky and grateful for this whole year,
And are ready to begin the next with less fear,
We will continue to work, to try and to grow,
And try to stress less- just go with the flow

We'll take time to be thankful for each day together
And remember to take time to just enjoy the weather
But for now, we must turn in and turn off the lights-
Merry Christmas To All and To All a Good Night!

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