Merry Christmas from the Stable, Past and Present — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

An excerpt from R.T. Fitch‘s book ~ Straight from the Horse’s Heart: A Spiritual Ride through Love, Loss and Hope “First published on SFTHH in 2009, ten years ago, this tale rings as true today as it did then. For me it brings back memories of four legged friends I have lost yet still reside so solidly in my heart. Two equine souls and one canine, from this story, have crossed the bridge and I feel a twinge of grief each and every time I think of them. They, all of them, have made such a divine imprint upon my heart and continually remind me to stay the course, don’t ever give up and to share the love that they so selflessly showered upon me. So on this magical day, we offer up another Christmas story and challenge you to an exercise. If you have read this before, please, read it again, if you have not, give it a shot. Stretch your imagination and open your heart, there is magic afoot this day. What appears to your heart in words, may be closer to the truth than what your mind may perceive. Feel your warmth, be aware of your special presence and share your love with family and friends. Let the love roll. Peace on, my friends, and keep the faith.” ~ R.T.

via Merry Christmas from the Stable, Past and Present — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Victorian Christmas at Ringwood Manor — National Parks USA

Welcome back to National Parks and other public lands with T! Merry Christmas to my followers who celebrate and best wishes to all for a Happy New Year. Last year, my daughter and I visited Ringwood Manor for the Victorian Christmas Event. The Manor was built in 1807 and then purchased by the Cooper-Hewitt family […]

via Victorian Christmas at Ringwood Manor — National Parks USA

No More BAAAH HUMBUG…. — fourth generation farmgirl

Green Hill Farm No more BAAAH HUMBUG…just some BAAAH and a little CLUCK, CLUCK, because the Green Hill Farm Christmas tree is FINALLY up! I’ve been collecting sheep and chicken ornaments for a while now, but I recently have enough to decorate a full length Christmas tree. Oh joy!! 🙂

via No More BAAAH HUMBUG…. — fourth generation farmgirl

Merry Christmas & Happy Hannukah

Wishing everybirdie a Happy Hannukah, a very Merry ChrisFB_IMG_1543848641459tmas & the most happiest, treat-filled new year possible!

To those birdies looking for forever homes, I am thinking about you too at this time of year, hoping and praying with all my heart that you are adopted and loved beyond your expectations very soon.

For those who have flown Over the Rainbow Bridge in 2018, you are forever loved and never to be forgotten by your parronts and AniPals.

Santa Birdie

ephoto_1545105559511I’ve been preparing my list for Christmas for mom’s review, ordering and delivery next Tuesday morning.  I realize it’s hard to believe, but I HAVE been a good birdie all year (well, there was that one incident in Penne’s Tree a while back when my buddy Oscar (a cockatoo) and I got into the moonshine, caused a wee bit of a chaos, fell out of the tree and into the bushes beneath, emerging the next morning with twigs and pine needles stuck to our birdie butts.  Thankfully, what happens in Penne’s Tree, stays in Penne’s Tree, phew).

But I digress.  I repeat, I have been a GOOD BIRDIE this year and I deserve everything on my list (and much, much more, but I won’t push it):

  1. Almonds – the biggest bag possible of course
  2. New foot toys – so I can listen to mom moan and groan as she picks them up when I deliberately toss them
  3. My own smartphone – because mom is becoming tiresome, with her bad typing and rather boring posts of trees, snow and stupid turkeys… yawn..
  4. A new sister – Abby is beautiful, but good grief she’s boring and has absolutely no sense of humour
  5. Bells and whistles – because I’ve heard that other birdies have cages decked out with all the bells and whistles.  I don’t know what they are, but I know I want them!

Uh oh, mom’s coming, I’ll be adding to the blog about my (bottomless) Christmas list and the weird build-up to Christmas in our house (i.e., decorations, food, visitors and silly songs…).

Until next time everybirdie, be careful to whom you divulge your Christmas list – Santa’s’ watching!


P.S.  I’m looking for further suggestions for my Christmas list, please pass along your comment to this post! 

Christmas Wishes

Here’s wishing everybirdie and their humans and flocks (fur / finned / hairy / and feathered) the merriest of Christmases and the very best for 2018!


As Christmas draws closer, time needed to get everything done, and to wish others well gets ever so short.  Keito, Abby and I wish everyone reading this the most wonderful Christmas / holiday season, filled with happiness, good food, good friends, love, and hope for a brighter, better new year.

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Moo-ving Nativity

(PHILADELPHIA) — A cow in Philadelphia apparently wanted to be away from the manger, as it escaped twice Thursday morning from a church’s live nativity scene. Stormy, a 7-year-old brown and white Hereford, was back munching hay at Old First Reformed Church of Christ by 7:15 a.m. after two sets of adventures on snowy downtown…

via Cow Escapes Live Nativity Scene Twice and Wanders the Streets of Philadelphia — TIME

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