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!


The Tenth Day of Christmas

Ten squirrels leaping,


picture of little girl ballerinas

The Ninth Day of Christmas

Nine grandkids dancing,

The Eighth Day of Christmas

Eight maids a-cleaning,


picture of spotted garden eels
The Seventh Day of Christmas

Seven EELS a-peeking,

picture of guinea birds
The Sixth Day of Christmas.

Six Guineas Preening,


5 Canning Rings!
The Fifth Day of Christmas

Five canning rings!


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

Four Calling Birds,


picture of ewes with hats
The Third Day of Christmas

Three Fat Sheep,

picture of two llamas
The Second Day of Christmas

Two Spitting Llamas,

picture of parrot with santa hat
The first day of Christmas!

… And a Parrot on a Fairrryyyyy!.


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.”

That’ll bring a tear to my eye every time.
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.
Well, we need eleven of them, so guess that’s $3,300.00 for the pipers.

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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