A Carmen Warner’s Christmas

Dr. Frank Warner and Carmen Hambleton Warner

Twelve Days of ChristmasThe Wahkeena Version

 
On the first day of Christmas 
my true love gave to me:
an old farm in Fairfield County

The land and house that would later become Wahkeena, circa 1930
On the second day of Christmas 
my true love gave to me:
two burros 
and an old farm in Fairfield County
 
Jennie and Ike
On the third day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
three peacocks strutting
two burros 
and an old farm in Fairfield County

 

 
On the fourth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
four hooting owls
three peacocks strutting
two burros 
and an old farm in Fairfield County
 
Eastern Screech Owl- Photo by Rich Pendlebury
On the fifth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
five golden crowned kinglets
four hooting owls
three peacocks strutting
two burros 
and an old farm in Fairfield County
 
Golden Crowned Kinglet- Photo by Rich Pendlebury
On the sixth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
six geese a pooping
five golden crowned kinglets
four hooting owls
three peacocks strutting
two burros 
and an old farm in Fairfield County
 
Carmen Warner and her Canada Geese
 On the seventh day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
seven mallards swimming
six geese a pooping
five golden crowned kinglets
four hooting owls
three peacocks strutting
two burros 
and an old farm in Fairfield County
 
Historic Wahkeena mallards
On the eighth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
eight bunnies bouncing
seven mallards swimming
six geese a pooping
five golden crowned kinglets
four hooting owls
three peacocks strutting
two burros 
and an old farm in Fairfield County
 
 
 On the ninth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
nine ladies lounging
 eight bunnies bouncing
seven mallards swimming
six geese a pooping
five golden crowned kinglets
four hooting owls
three peacocks strutting
two burros 
and an old farm in Fairfield County
Garden club meeting at Wahkeena
 On the tenth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
ten deer a leaping
nine ladies lounging
 eight bunnies bouncing
seven mallards swimming
six geese a pooping
five golden crowned kinglets
four hooting owls
three peacocks strutting
two burros 
and an old farm in Fairfield County
 
 On the eleventh day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
eleven beavers chewing
ten deer a leaping
nine ladies lounging
 eight bunnies bouncing
seven mallards swimming
six geese a pooping
five golden crowned kinglets
four hooting owls
three peacocks strutting
two burros 
and an old farm in Fairfield County
 
 On the twelth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
twelve native orchids
eleven beavers chewing
ten deer a leaping
nine ladies lounging
 eight bunnies bouncing
seven mallards swimming
six geese a pooping
five golden crowned kinglets
four hooting owls
three peacocks strutting
two burros 
and an old farm in Fairfield County
 
Pink Lady’s Slipper
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Wahkeena!
 

-Nora & Tom

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