But did you know that Joseph lives in the barnyard, No, he took Mary there and she gave birth to Jesus his son. True but he is also in a stall in my barnyard .... huhhhh???? Yes, Joseph is in the barnyard. Okay I am sure you are lost and really not understanding any of this. So I better explain myself. A few weeks back I found a miniture Donkey at the sale barn and Mom popped off that if I could buy it for 20 bucks I could have it. Well, it Sold very high and I didn't get the donkey. I asked Mom if I could still have the 20 bucks to spend at the sale barn sometime if I needed it. She said sure but make it count because that was all she was going to let me spend on more animals.
Let me start This part of the story first by saying, as has been said before, I am my Mother's child. When there is an animal unwanted or left to feel unloved I will be there. (I know you all know where this is going but play along any way please .... lol) Well, You see there were these three donkeys that came in today. I kid you not, a mother, a father and a baby. The Mother was a Jenny and the Father was a Jack and the Son?? He was a two year old gelding. Jennys are good for breaking horses so the Mother sold well. Jacks are great for coyote control so the Father sold well too.
Then they brought in the Baby. He was smaller and had on a purple halter. He was scared of everything. The auctioneer started the bidding and there was no one that bid. He dropped the price and still no one bid. Again the price went down and again no takers. I couldn't let it go unwanted for Christmas and I still had that 20 dollar promise from my Mom. After all It was a donkey that brought our King Jesus Christ's Mother to the stable where she gave birth. He was so scared but yet so sweet and those eyes... Well, the next thing I know the price went down to .... you guessed it .... 20 bucks! Well, there was a man and I that both bid at the same time. The auctioneer saw the man first so he had the bid in at 20 bucks. No one else bid. The price was 22.50 if any one wanted to bid. I took a deep breath and nodded. No one else Bid.... The gavel dropped and I owned a 2 year old Gelded Donkey wearing a purple Halter.
When I got him home Mom suggested that we call him Joseph because it was Christmas and he was in our stables... well, stall but they are kind of the same thing. So Tomorrow before I head off to the rodeo I will post Pictures of Joseph for the world to see..... I do have to say this though ... I really don't have any idea why I did that ..