On the eighth day of Christmas. . .

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me . . .

The Eighth Day of Christmas

Eight Maids A-Cleaning!
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picture of spotted garden eels

The Seventh Day of Christmas

 Seven EELS a-peeking,
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picture of guinea birds

The Sixth Day of Christmas.

Six Guineas Preening,

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5 Canning Rings!

The Fifth Day of Christmas

Five canning rings,

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picture of baby birds dressed up for christmas

The Fourth Day of Christmas

 Four Calling Birds,

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picture of ewes with hats

The Third Day of Christmas

Three Fat Sheep,
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picture of two llamas

The Second Day of Christmas

Two Spitting Llamas,
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picture of parrot with santa hat

The first day of Christmas!

… And a Parrot on a Fairrryyyyy!.

New Style, cost of 8 Maids Cleaning: $600.00

Old (Classic) Style, cost of 8 Maids Milking: $2,240.00

This was a little trickier.  For the 8 maids cleaning… let’s say they’re taking turns cleaning my house so it gets done 8 times.  Average price for cleaning a small house around here is $75.00 so $75 x 8 weeks = $600.00 for the 8 maids cleaning. 

As for the maids milking, even harder.  The average salary I saw advertised for a farm worker was between $8-$12, so I said $10.  But how long should they work?  Let’s say like the cleaning maids they take turns working for 8 weeks, and they work 4 hours a day to help with milking and any other chores.  Cows need milked every day, so that 7 x4 = 28 hours a week at $10/hour, making each week $280.00 x 8 weeks = $2,240.00 total.

Total to date:
New Style – $2,649.89
Classic Style – $10,825.74

So once again, the Classic style is more expensive than the new style!

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About Rural Writer

I am interested in sustainable living and organic farming. I love living on a small farm, living the rural life, and taking care of our farm livestock. I'm also a bit of a photo bug and love to take pictures of our hobby farm animals, plus wildlife and scenic pictures.

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