(KCEN) -- It's the busy season for a farmer in Waxahachie.
His barnyard animals are in high demand this time of year working the live Nativity circuit.
Rounding up a herd is nothing new in Texas, but here is a herd of camels.
There are also goats, sheep, alpacas and donkeys at HiView Farms, just outside of Waxahachie.
Owner Lorne McMillian is kind of like Noah and his floodgates open at Christmas time.
Each afternoon they'll crank up the leaf blowers to clean off the coats, load up the animals and head to church.
"It's a merry go round around here with two or three trailers on the road every night, going anywhere from, well we get calls from as far away as California, but you can't make it work." McMillian says.
The herd from HiView journeyed to Grapevine for the Church of the Cross's journey to Bethlehem, a live depiction of the Christmas Story.
And they're booked at churches across North Texas most every night through Christmas Eve.
"You can't ignore the economics of it, it does pay, it's a good sideline, and a good income."
An 82-year-old Texas farmer, loving his busy season.
"It's been such a blessing to us that we just enjoy every minute of it."
Because of the season it is.
Providing animals for live nativity scenes is not a full-time business.
McMillan spends the rest of the year raising and selling exotic and miniature animals including miniature donkeys horses and even cats.