I hope this letter finds you doing well, and that you will accept my wish list with a full heart.  I have been a good girl…well, except for that one time, and since I have been paying penance for quite a while already, I hope you don’t hold it against me.  Here is what I would love to have for Christmas:

1)  A tractor that will start in all kinds of weather, without having to put it on charge, or use a can of ether.

2)  How To Train Your Cows – by Eustis S. Bovine

3)  Automatic Coop Cleaner – (the deluxe model, please)

4)  A bath tub for dogs – the one where they love to get in, has the automatic soap dispenser, rinse cycle and dryer.

5)  A new barn – and if this isn’t possible, duct tape and baling twine so we can keep it together for a while longer

6)  Self-cleaning house

7)  Chickens that lay Silver Eggs (no golden egg-laying geese, please.  They make too big a mess!)

8)  A pigweed-free garden

9)  A balanced weather cycle

10)  For all my family, friends, and neighbors to have a wonderful, blessed and joyful Christmas!


Well, Santa – I know some of the things on my wish list may be more than your elves can do this close to Christmas.  However, please use this wish list as a heads-up, and maybe Bernie, your mechanically and engineeringly-minded elf can figure out how to design/build/write these items.  And if nothing else, #10 is really the only important thing on the list – so please deliver that one as soon as possible!


Your devoted and believing friend,


The Farm Wife

Julie Murphree is a blogger, newspaper columnist, and speaker on all things ‘Living a Simple Life on the Farm’. She is the author of \\\'The Farm Wife – Living a Simple Life on the Farm. She and her husband have 60 acres in NW Louisiana where they actively work on living as sustainable as possible.


  1. Love it! Merry Christmas to you and yours!❤️?

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      Thank you, Sharron! Merry Christmas to you and Tommy as well. I miss y’all!

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