Monday, December 4, 2006

Santa has arrived

Last Christmas was our first Christmas in our own home on our own farm. It happens to be along the major road between two towns so we decided to start a tradition of putting Santa in one of our front paddocks for those who drive past to see. I bought a Santa suit from Cheap as Chips for $8.95 and we made a papier mache head for him. Last year he sat on an old bulldog tractor.

Yesterday we resurrected him and put him in the front paddock, this time he is sitting in an old truck that used to be a fire unit (an on farm fire unit). He's even got a hose in his hand.

The kids got home from school today and were saying that all the kids on the school bus noticed him when they stopped today and were talking about how they remember him being on an old tractor last year and how this year he's putting out fires. LOL. We quite quite a lot of comments from the community last year so it'll be interesting to see if we get any this year. It's a lot of fun for not a lot of $$. :-)

We also put up the Christmas Tree and decorated the house and yard a little. I guess you could say "it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...."


Kez said...

I love this idea - you've just inspired me! Shame we don't have an old fire unit lol.

Anonymous said...

I would like to see a photo!