'Twas the Night Before Christmas

'Twas the night before Christmas

And all across the farm

Not a creature was stirring

Not even mice in the barn 

 

The children, now older (22, 23, 25)

were off with their loves

The 15 year old

Did whatever a 15 year old does

 

The presents were wrapped

All functional things

All local and thoughtful

O the joy to me this brings

 

I worry about waste

And landfills, and such

I care about local business families so much.

 

And we are still here

We plan to be, too

For next year and the year after

And it’s all because of you.

 

Without you I would have

Just quit long ago.

Without your encouragement

We would have shut down the show.

 

So this Christmas we give thanks

To you and yours

We love that our farm

Is one of your stores.

 

It’s a beautiful day

To come out and play

The hiking is grand

It’s a beautiful land.

 

The baby chickens are nestled

All snug in their beds

While the last of the turkeys are

Well . . .

 

The calf in his pasture

For all children to pet

(He loves to have company

So mamas, don’t fret.)

 

The piglets. so tiny

Love the warm sunny days

Their mamas stretched out

Enjoying the rays

 

So come and relax

Take a hike, bring some wine

Relax with a picnic

The sun will continue to shine.

 

Merry Christmas to you

And your families and friends

Moo, oink and doodle doo

Our farm's wishes for you!

 

-Your Farmers, Store Packers, Office Team, Market Folks, and the Animals too :)