Sunday, January 1, 2012

The Nativity Scene at Our House, 2011

Built on the little yellow work table by the wood stove,
under one of the big north-facing windows, and comprised of:

* Eight Total Trees (decorated with ornaments and beads Christmas Eve)
* Two handmade bridges
* One beaten up, wooden "box" stable made by an old, old utility drawer
* One set of steps down to the west-side lower level, made by Jon a few years ago
* One set of steps down to the east-side lower level, made by Paul last week
* One pond, winding around the east side of the stable to
* One beaver dam
* Three rats
* Three raccoons
* Two beavers
* One hedgehog
*Two frogs
* One weasel
* One turkey
* Three "greater owls"
* Five or six "lesser owls"
* One squirrel
* One skunk
* Four turtles
* One bead spider in one wire spider web
* One hiding mouse
* Seven sheep
* Two sheep dogs
* Two shepherds
* One dear St. Joseph
* One beloved Blessed Mother
* One Divine Infant Saviour








(* Oh, and one cup of coffee for St. Joseph on Christmas morning.)

3 comments:

GrandmaK said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!! Happy New Year!!! Cathy

Bia said...

you have the BEST nativity!

Anne said...

Now how in the world do you store that away each year?