Thursday, December 21, 2006

Holiday Haiku

Happy Solstice, everyone! The return of the light: whoohoo! Very important to those of us in the darker North. In honor of this ancient holiday, I will bring to light (heh) our holiday letter from this year, slightly edited for the blog.

I do like writing and receiving holiday letters, but felt that our past two had been a little too heavy on minutia. Hence, this year's haiku. Enjoy!

Holiday Haiku
Counted syllables for you
Short and sweet this year

Life’s good at RF
GTR, WF are well
More chickens; same cats

New chicks; second batch
Raised by broody mother hens
Flock continues on

Chicks hatch July 1st
As Grandma Rita passed on
Know life’s transitions

Cute baby chickens
Well documented on blog
Photos and Youtube (!)

First “processing” done
Hard work; good eating later
Chickens in freezer

Three fluffy felines
Lutsen, Schroeder and Bill-cat
Hiss, meow and purr

Elderly Bill-cat
Still with us, thanks to nursing
GTR has soft heart

Gardens well tended
Tomatoes, garlic and greens
Battle with ground squirrels

Little brother R
Is now married to AR
Nice looking couple

More peak oil worries
Coming energy troubles
Occupy WF

Striving for peaceful
life; less impact on the earth
growing good food here

Solar panels still
Provide most of what we need
gen’rator if dark

Community thoughts
Maybe sharing land with friends
Meetings continue

Wishing you all well
More details, photos online
Be in touch this year!

3 comments:

sugarcreekfarm said...

That is so clever
Happy holidays to you
I'm loving your blog

Imma (a.k.a. ... Alice) said...

Very well done
Hat's off to you
Happy Holiday Season

GTR said...

Thank you, commenters
Name edits for blog do make
Imperfect Haiku!