Monday, December 24, 2012

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night



These three shepherds sit in front of our fireplace. 


Their faces so expressive.



The drummer is gettin' it!


And their sandals just crack me up.


Each has a tag with a short story.  This one for some reason is my favorite ;-).  His story is:


"This baby lamb I'm holding kept our Savior warm the night he was born.  When Mary wrapped the Babe in a blanket, Joseph was afraid he might get cold during the night.  Since they had no more blankets, Joseph picked up the newborn lamb and placed him in the crib next to Jesus. The Christ Child slept peacefully through the night warmed by the soft white fleece of the lamb.  Mary smiled at the sight of her Son.  She was filled with love and amazement at knowing that He was the Lamb of God sent down from heaven."

Sitting in front of the fire with a sweet warm little lamb snuggled up in my lap...

Merry Christmas

17 comments:

Tombstone Livestock said...

hmmm, 20 must be guarding Santa's cookies in the kitchen.

Alice said...

These are the wisest sheep shepherds ever. So glad you are like them :-)

Dreaming said...

Merry Christmas. Your shepherds are beautiful

small farm girl said...

Those are adorable. Merry Christmas, my friend.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Merry, Merry!

*hugs*

Mimi
The Goat Borrower

MamaTea said...

Love them! Merry Christmas to you and all yours! :)

Lori Skoog said...

Beautiful. Merry Christmas to you, Saint Tim and all the critters. Please let him know that Fat Stanley had dinner with us last night. Yum!

Please give Maisie a smooch for me.

Michelle said...

Merry Christmas to you and all at Equinox Farm, too, Sara!

Christine said...

Love it! They are absolutely adorable. Merry Christmas Maisie, et al.

Pam said...

Yep, I made the right call ;-)
May they watch over little Maisie and the whole farm this year. BTW...as per the previous post...bottle lamb and white carpeting and no diaper?? Merry Christmas!

Strawberry Lane said...

Simply love those photos. The story about the baby lamb is beyond sweet. And the best of all is the image of you sitting by the fire with that precious little lamb. Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Oh I love your Shepherds! Merry Christmas to you and all your wonderful animals:)

Jan baby said...

Shepherds are always on duty. Stay warm, my friend . . . Merry Christmas, we love you (and miss you).

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

A beautiful post--I really love the sheep!*´¨)
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Andee said...

those are the greatest decorations ever. the story make them even better. love love love

Mary said...

Love those shepherds and i love love the little lamb in your lap. Now that's Christmas! :) Peace and happiness to you..

zooperson said...

Now those are the best shepherds ever! You know you are safe with them watching over you. Merry Christmas.

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