Twas midnight the night before the night before Christmas
when all through the house
one creature was stirring,
trying kids not to rouse.
The santa sacks were begun and being sewn with all care
In hope that they'd be delivered at least 10 minutes before Santa got there!
That mother wished she was nestled all snug in here bed,
but visions of still delivering tea for her harvesting husband danced in her head.
So mamma cooked her beef
(and downed a drop of sap!!)
while she also cooked Church biscuits
and longed for a nap!
When out on the lawn
there arose such a clatter
(around here lately
almost anything could be the matter!!!)
Away to the window she flew like a flash
In previous nights, a fox and wilddogs could be seen to dash
common to see a chicken clenched by the toe...
and the lustre of a half dressed mamma after them just adds to the show!!
But tonight, what to her wondering eyes should appear?
But a harvester or baler
and a family member needing a beer!
Which related driver burning the candle to the wick
(who hasn't eaten before midnight for a week) now needs food..."Quick"!!
The one who to the house has finally made aim...
it's DH, who whistles and calls her by name:
"Now darling, now sweetheart, now gorgeous and lovely...
Jump on motorbike, on mower, on baler or truck'n
Take me to north paddock, to Jim's paddock,
To the top of the farm...... or wherever I call...
Now dash away, dash away, dash away all!
As dry hay before balers the wife she does fly,
when she meets with instructions from workers who're dry.
So straight to the vehicles the good wife flew,
with food and beer for the workers..and Dh too!
That's when she readily realises the proof
that a farm wife life's hectic and that is the truth!
She delivers her food and her hopes abound
...that she may get 5 minutes on the 'net to give her friends a whip 'round!!
....Sorry, the literary talents..(or lack of!!) end there! Christmas really should be at a nice civilized time in the winter! I envy those who are snowed in, nothing to do but rest and enjoy Christmas.....I may start a petition for a change of season-who do i talk to???
..... Harvest is busy but better than expected....,
I thought you may like to see the Santa sacks so far..... They are almost a metre deep, they would do as kids sleeping bags in the off season! They are lined with prequilted bedspreads I find at the op shops. If I had to do all that myself as well as all the appliquing, the Sacks would be way to expensive to justify. I still have to add some embellishments like bells, stars and embroidery to make the presents under the trees have bows...and also some draw strings to some of the pictured ones.
Happy Christmas to all...and to all a good night!! Stay safe and visit you soon,
lots of love Tracey