last Friday was spent preparing the winter stables.
(left click on the pictures to see them larger)
Jersey bull Joe was the first in
he was segregated into Nazareth stable away from the cows.
The donkey to the left is Gloria,
named after the Gloria in excelsis Deo
first sung by the angels on Christmas night.
(Isaias Ch. 1)
In the bleak mid-winter
Frosty wind made moan.
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak mid-winter,
And other sheep I have, that are not of this fold:
them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice,
and there shall be one fold and one shepherd.
If I were a shepherd I would bring a lamb...