On the eleventh day of Christmas. . .

January 5, 2011

Here we are at the eleventh day of Christmas, and according to the church calendar, this actually *is* the eleventh day.  So, where are we in the song?

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me. . .

The Eleventh Day of Christmas

Eleven roosters crowing!
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The Tenth Day of Christmas

 
Ten squirrels leaping,
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picture of little girl ballerinas

The Ninth Day of Christmas

Nine grandkids dancing,
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The Eighth Day of Christmas

Eight maids a-cleaning,

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picture of spotted garden eels
The Seventh Day of Christmas

Seven EELS a-peeking,
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picture of guinea birds
The Sixth Day of Christmas.

Six Guineas Preening,

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5 Canning Rings!
The Fifth Day of Christmas

Five canning rings!

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picture of baby birds dressed up for christmas
The Fourth Day of Christmas

Four Calling Birds,

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picture of ewes with hats
The Third Day of Christmas

Three Fat Sheep,
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picture of two llamas
The Second Day of Christmas

Two Spitting Llamas,
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picture of parrot with santa hat
The first day of Christmas!

… And a Parrot on a Fairrryyyyy!.

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New (Country) Style, cost of 11 roosters crowing: $55.00

Old (Classic) Style, cost of 11 pipers piping: $3,300.00

 

.Well, what’s a farm and a new country Christmas without roosters crowing?

I’ve seen roosters for sale in our local paper for $5 each.  I don’t know if anyone actually BUYS them at that price, but we’ll use it anyway.  So for 11 roosters at $5 each, that’s $55 for the bunch.

Now eleven pipers piping.  What else are you going to pipe but the bagpipes?

And if I’m listening to bagpipes, my absolute favorite is a good rendition of “Amazing Grace.”
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That’ll bring a tear to my eye every time.
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Once again I checked on Gigmasters.com, and it was $300 to have a champion piper play the bagpipes for a wedding or other event.
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Well, we need eleven of them, so guess that’s $3,300.00 for the pipers.
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Total to date:
New Style – $6,700.89
Classic Style – $16,023.74

The old way of doing things is still more expensive than the new country Christmas.  Tomorrow is the last day, so we’ll see how it all ends up! 

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