When The Twelve Days of Christmas was penned; Swans were a true luxury. They were a status symbol found only in the highest courts of Kings and Queens. And yes, they were eaten. But we know that the Twelve Days of Christmas has a hidden addenda – hidden means woven into each day. So what are the Seven Swans?Continue reading “On the 7th Day of Christmas Seven Swans Went Swimming”
There are times when two Feast Days, one fixed and the other moveable, come together on the same day. Do we celebrate both? Does one take precedence over the other? And if so, which one? Such is the case today.Continue reading “An Acknowledgement of Faith”
With the exception of last year, Earth Day has been our signal to get outside and plant our garden. I’m not sure if it was the unusual warm weather or a deep desire to do something normal like gardening in the midst of insanity, but in 2020 we planted our garden a full month ahead of schedule.Continue reading “Embracing the Day”
My true love gave to me a Partridge in a Pear Tree. In ancient times, a partridge was often used to represent a divinely sacred king. This gift is Christ, born on this Christmas Day. My True Love is God, who gave His children everything.Continue reading “On the First Day of Christmas”
Recently I had a chat with my Dad about chickens. I know, seems like a strange subject. We raised chickens when I was a kid, for their eggs. As far as I know, we never actually ate the chickens we raised, but I suppose that’s possible.Continue reading “Sunday Game Hen Supper”
A true Cornish Game Hen is a young female Cornish chicken about 5 weeks of age, weighing around 2 pounds. These hens are a large-breasted breed of English birds. No longer raised for commercial purposes, true Cornish chickens are raised by backyard enthusiasts and small specialty farms. These are poor egg-layers, bred strictly for their meat. True Cornish chickens are slow to mature, making them undesirable for commercial farms. So what are we buying?