Saturday, December 24, 2011

Twas the night before Christmas.......

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the farm,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a Great Pyrenees.
The stockings they knit were hung on the gates with great care,
In hopes that Sheep Nicholas soon would be there;
The sheep were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of fruit loops danced in their heads,
And Jim in his jammies, and I in mine too,
Had just settled in for a good night’s sleep-
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the barn I flew like a flash,
Tore open the doors, and turned on the lights.
The moon on the rest of our snow now turned mud,
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below;
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a minature sleigh, and eight spitty llamas,
With a fluffy little driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be Sheep Nick.
More rapid than eagles his llamas they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and call'd them by name:
"Now! Dalai, now! Max, now! Chaquita, and Doneghy,
On! Obama, on! Radar, on! VanGogh and Sinbad;
"To the top of the gates! to the top of the barns!
"Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"
So up to the barn-top the llamas they flew,
With the sleigh full of fruit loops - and Sheep Nicholas too:
And then in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the hay chute Sheep Nicholas came with a bound:
He was dressed all in wool, from his head to his hoof,
And his wool was all tarnished with ashes and soot;
(he should wear a coat like the rest of our sheep!)
A bundle of fruit loops was flung on his back,
And he looked like a sheep shearer just opening his pack:
His eyes - how they twinkled! his dimples how merry,
His cheeks were fuzzy, his nose oh so cute;
His sweet little mouth was drawn up in a smile,
And the beard of his chin was as white as a lambie,
He had a broad face, and a little round belly
That shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of fruit loops:
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old sheep,
And I laughed when I saw him in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose
And giving a nod, outside he did go.
He sprung to his sleigh, to his llamas gave a whistle,
And away they all flew, like the down of an alpaca:
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight-
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.
(PS- no more sheep jumpin’ on the BED!)

Merry Christmas from Jim, Sandy and the sheep

Friday, December 23, 2011

Another sheepy jingle!

And it goes a little something like this!
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Everywhere you go
Take a look at the barn and farm
Glistening ice again
With Fruity Loops and silver fences a-glow!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Grain in every stocking
But the prettiest site you'll see 
Is the woolies that will be
At your own front door!

Leg warmers and cute little boots 
Are the hope of Ruby & clan
Sheep that don't talk but will go for a walk 
Is the hope of Dalai Llama
And San & Jim can hardly wait
For calm to reign again!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Everywhere you go
There's a tree in the big sheep barn
One in the yard as well
The sturdy kind that doesn't mind
Boxes of Fruit Loops on every bough!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Soon the bed-lamb will start
And thing that makes sheep sing
Is the joy you all bring
For the whole year round!

(they worked really hard at this song! bwaaahahahahaha!) 
I love my sheep!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Silver Sheep, Silver Sheep....

The sheep have written a little holiday jingle for you- and it goes a little something like this: 
Silver sheep, silver sheep
It's Christmas time on the fa-arm. 
Ring-a-ling, hear them cheer,
Soon it will be Christmas Day. 

Sheepie barns, busy paddocks
Dressed in fruit loopy style
In the air there's a feeling of Christmas.

Llamas laughing, storms a passing
Meeting sheep after sheep,
Soon it will be Christmas Day!

(Fleece Navidad everyone! Stay tuned for another sheepie jingle tomorrow!)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

My best friends Mary & Joseph....

Every holiday seems to find my friends Mary, Joseph & me traveling to bring home a needy critter. Last year it involved horses the day after Thanksgiving. This year we welcome to the family Jasper, Lola and their baby Christmas Jingles- Jingles for short. 
Jasper (brown/white) and Lola (white). Jingles baby is hiding behind Lola before the ride home to Mary & Joseph's farm.
Lola (and Jasper) need a haircut....
Smile for the camera Jasper! (this was taken at Mary & Joseph's)
Lola.... (at Mary & Joseph's)

And last but not least, Christmas Jingles, a sweet baby holiday present...

This little llama family traveled a long, weary road to get to Mary & Joseph. Now they are all safe, warm and will be adored for the rest of their little lives by my best friends.  

Thank you both for taking them in and loving a few more llamas in need. And for letting me help you bring them home....