What the Animals Said

Merry Christmas to all! Thank you for all of your warm wishes. I’m so glad that I’ve been able to give some of you a White Christmas. It’s COLD here, and my family and I are going somewhere warm for a few days holiday. I’ll tell you about it when I get back. The animals will be in good hands. Luisa has been my pet sitter since when I had just a guinea pig and a dog. She’s gamely learned to take care of the chickens, rabbit, koi, and Lily Dog who is not easy. The goats will be a new challenge for her. I expect that they’ll squeeze out the stall door and leap around on the galvanized bins. I’ve no doubt that Luisa will figure out how to get them back where they belong.

This is what I heard Christmas Eve:

Pip said, Come and snuggle.

Caper asked, Did you bring food?

The chickens murmured, we don’t wake up for anything.

Candy hopped around in the snow and said, where are the chickens?

Lily came outside and said, I’ll watch for aliens. They come out even on Christmas.

Scooter didn’t want to wake up. He squeezed his eyes shut and said, love and started snoring again.

It’s what I hear them say every night. I suppose it’s Christmas Eve year round here.

All the best to you and yours — from all of us at Little Pond Farm.


  1. Dang! I thought that maybe at last we’d have a translation of what Madge is always clucking about the rest of the 364 days of the year. Happy 2010 to all the feathered, furry, and two-legged folks at LPF!

  2. Just discovered your Hen Cam. I am trying to convince my husband into a hen or two. The neighbors are the problem. So until I am successful I will get my chicken fun watching yours! Thank you and Happy New Year.