A Dairy Farmer’s Christmas isn’t like Christmas for everyone else. Trust me! Cows are milked every single day of the year, even Christmas day! We aren’t even dreaming of a white Christmas because it makes a mess and more work on the farm.
Raising your kids on the farm is the BEST way to raise kids because they learn how to work and even learn how to enjoy it! Even Christmas day gives them an opportunity to work and not complain about it!
A few years ago two of our employees quit, without giving a two weeks notice, on Christmas Day. Guess who got to milk the night shift for the rest of the Christmas break? Yep, the boys!
Then there was the Christmas morning when it snowed HARD all night long, and then Mother Nature decided the wind should start blowing. We have employees here 24 hours a day and when the shift changed they were snowed in or snowed out. Justin had to transport all our employees with a tractor. The kids were still little that year and really couldn’t help. So, we played in the house and waited for their dad to come home so we could carry on with Christmas.
Farming is a good life, but it’s no joke! It’s not for the weak-hearted and it’s definitely a labor of love.
This year for school Payson had to build a gingerbread house. Okay, I kind of helped him probably a little bit too much. But it was fun to work on it together and it looked stinking cool!
He also had to write a story to go along with his gingerbread barn! He wrote it all by himself and I think you’ll get a kick out of it! Some parts are pretty true to real life!
The Dairy Farmer on Christmas Day
‘Twas the night before Christmas
When all through the farm
No animals were stirring
There was no harm
The cows all had fresh straw
Thanks to Farmer Pa
They were all nestled deep down
If the farmer got called back out he’d surely frown.
At three in the morning, Farmer Pa didn’t want to get a call
Saying the milker didn’t show up at all
If that happened, he knew he’d have to go out.
And to Ma, he would pout.
The milkers brought the cows to the barn in a stash
Because the farmer spent too much and needed extra cash
In hopes they would give lots of cream
At least that was the farmer’s dream.
The farmer’s wife said to go decorate the barn but it looked very funny
The farmer said I am doing my best honey
If you want it to look good you have to spend more money.
The farmer went and tried to do better
He was only off by one letter
The farmer went along his way
Trying to forget what his wife had to say.
The farmer was walking around in style
So he went to the banker and the banker said let’s pull up your file
His file was only about a mile
And it wasn’t really worth the while.
The banker said you are so broke
And the farmer was just about to choke
The farmer owed about $3,000,000 and it is no joke.
I am broke right before the Christmas season
I can not pay my bill and I will be freezing
I will have to make up an excuse or a reason.
Or I will blame it on my honey
For she’s the reason we have no money.
It is Christmas and I am eating .99 cent pringles
I just need some more jingles
If my pockets were more deep
I would not have to weep.
I hope for Christmas I get some tissues
because I have some serious issues.
With a smile on my mug
I am going to get out of this hole I dug
I am going to milk cows with please
I know everyone likes cheese.
So I am going to hug my wife
And get on with my life
Back to the barn I go
To go shovel the snow.
Hopefully, the rest of the night is quite
Santa won’t stop in with all the riot.
Mama and I are off to bed
With visions of cheese curds dancing in our head.
The cows heard me exclaim before I dropped out of sight
Merry Christmas to all and all a goodnight!