Homestead Christmas Festival and Pet Reindeer

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When you have a dream, a goal, a vision of what you would like in your life, you should write it out. I will probably say that again sometime in future posts as I have seen many written dreams come to life. This one is in regards to Christmas and Doug as Santa Claus. Now, I understand that Doug is Jewish and not quite old enough to have the long white beard but I am working on it. He is a good sport and knows he will become Santa Claus. Just a matter of time. (Evil laugh) We already refer to each other as Mr. and Mrs. Claus when addressing the labels on presents.  He already has the beard thanks to our new small town lifestyle, and it looks great. Thanks to our teenaged daughters, he gains a few white hairs in it regularly. I suppose I add a few too.  We both love Christmas and the twinkly lights, and candles, the carols, the food, family, friends, fun and the spirit of Christmas.  We love festivals and animals so here is where the plan begins.

When we get our homestead, we will have fleece animals (more on that later) but why not throw in a few reindeer?  We must have reindeer.  They are gentle, docile, fuzzy and would look great on any homestead, particularly mine!  I am so enamored by Christmas, no one would even think twice.  Now as my friend, Nancy, says, “Everything must have a job, must pull their own weight.”  They don’t give milk or eggs, we don’t eat meat, and I have enough animals whose entire job is to be cute, so we will take them to Christmas events.  Enough events to pay for their food maybe.  Anywhere in December that would like a few live reindeer can call us.

Back at the homestead though, we will have a festival of our own.  Lord, we like ourselves a party so we will throw a Christmas festival of our own!  Spinning demonstrations, food and drinks, farm tours…..wait, hold that thought….What about a private party?  Buy tickets, get a full farm to table dinner, reindeer hugs, farm tour, spinning demonstrations, yarn, eggs, and other delightful gifts for sale in a relaxed off grid atmosphere?  And Santa Claus!  I,  myself, have some darling costume outfits that can be used to portray dear Mrs. Claus.  I will have to learn to sew a beautiful suit for Doug complete with plush velvet and faux fur, shiny boots (good for trudging around a farm in the winter anyway), and a lively hat.  Oh what fun we shall have!  You are invited dear friends, one and all.  Merry Christmas!  Santa comes tonight!

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