Farm Farm

Strike a Pose

Lest you think I’m sitting around here doing nothing, I spent a considerable amount of time putting together a video of my farm in their best Christmas finery to the tune of Madonna’s song “Vogue”. Alas, I once again got hit with copyright somthingorother, so when I published it, it wouldn’t allow anybody to view the darned thing. I guess I will just have to show you the pictures instead.

I was having a pretty shitty couple of days last week, and one night as I dragged myself up to bed in the wee hours of the morning, it occurred to me that what I needed to do was buy the farm some Christmas outfits. Somehow I knew just seeing them all wearing Santa hats would make me feel better. A trip to my local Petsmart provided a plethora of Christmas outfits to choose from. I asked myself “Who buys all this stuff for their pets?”, but quickly re-thought that statement as I stood there picking things out for my goats and chickens to wear.

The highlight of the Farm’s week by far was Grace and Kiki starring in the Christmas nativity pageant at a local church. Unfortunately we had already left for vacation, so Cyrena graciously volunteered to be a shepherd and chaperoned them onto the stage. I wish I could have been there.

For these photos though, Melina really was the star of the show. I believe she must have been a runway model in a former life. She was literally posing for the camera.

Kiki also displayed some superstar qualities, and looked quite adorable in that plaid collar and hat.

Princess Kate didn’t quite know what to think, and always seemed on the verge of fainting with that pom-pom dangling in her face.

Grace was probably the least comfortable in her holiday attire, and showed a bit of uncharacteristic shyness.

Grace gives a tentative smile for the camera.

And everyone was admiring everyone else’s holiday garb, and some kissing, bell nibbling and affectionate head-butting going on.

Grace and Melina give each other a holiday smooch.

Melina clearly thinks she looks better in her hat than Kate looks in hers.

Melina and Kiki have a holiday head-butt.

But perhaps most entertaining was putting a chicken in a Santa suit. The poor thing didn’t know what the heck was going on, but it certainly was good for some laughs.

And that’s what I did for kicks last week on the Farm.


  1. Great photos! Merry Christmas!

  2. Sorry I have been a stranger. Life has been hectic, but has hopefully settled down to a slower pace. This post gave me lot’s of giggles! Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

    Susan and Bentley

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