A Cautionary Tale


I knew that naughty little corn husk doll was going to come to a bad end.
From the moment she started doing the splits in broad daylight, buck naked.
And then there was the beer.
She didn’t get any better behaved after that. She was always out all night. Never telling anyone where she was going or when she was coming back. Partying till all hours. Coming home smelling like a bar.


Some say it could have been the breeze.

Some say it might even have been a cat.

But those of us who knew that little corn husk doll know better. She was slapped-up drunk.

And she fell right off the porch.

The chickens raced for her. Then Clover got wind of her unfortunate drop and that was it. I couldn’t get down there quick enough to save her.
That little corn husk doll was gone.
And all we can do now is hope her story will help others.
Clover: “It helped me. Bad girls are….”


  1. Tina says:

    LOL! That’s hilarious! Clover doesn’t miss a trick, does she? Thanks for starting my day off with a good laugh!

  2. Shelly says:

    You better nail her to the post next time. Clover is too cute!

  3. Tracey In Paradise Pa. says:

    :happyfeet: toooo cute…What a great wake up for Monday morning!! I love Clover!!

  4. CindyP says:

    Clover’s on it! Imagine that! LOL! Thanks for the laugh so early in the morning!

  5. wkf says:

    Her name wasn’t Clarisse was it!

  6. Diane says:

    That was too funny.

  7. Double Trouble Ranch says:

    Poor gal. Now I just hope Clover doesn’t start acting bad! Thanks for a great start for the week. Rolling on the floor laughing!!!! :snoopy:

  8. Fran says:

    Bad girls will have it out! I thought of you last week since I had to stop on my way to work 3 times for chickens in the road! It seems that neighbors down the road now free range their chickens.

  9. Maura says:

    Awww…..that’s too bad. That darn Clover…what a girl!

  10. ML says:

    That’s funny. Who knew corn husk dolls make a great, if not cute, snack!

  11. KentuckyFarmGirl says:

    LOL! That is too cute! Poor naughty little corn husk doll!

  12. Nancy says:

    The ultimate life-cycle story and a good lesson to all wild girls…behave or you’ll end up as fertilizer!

  13. .Nancy in Iowa says:

    I think it would make a good country song: “My corn doll done got into my corn and left me for a bad end with a goat”

  14. auntbear says:

    I almost piddled… :help:

  15. Susie says:

    I wondered why you were putting up the corn husk dolls again until I scrolled down. That was funny seeing the evidence sticking out of clover’s mouth :eating:. I wonder if you put new one up there, wheather Clover might think she was being haunted,woooo?

  16. Hannah says:

    What a terrible way to end! Eaten by a goat! At least good old Clover taught her a lesson. :devil2:

  17. cranberry says:

    Man, that cornhusk gal looked dry, glad a beer was handy to choke her down! LOL!

  18. MissyinWV says:

    LOL!! Wko knew Clover would eat dry corn husks? Was that doll holding a cookie/ lol……

    I wanted to ask for your email to rsvp for your potluck. I had asked on facebook and havent got a reply..I just don’t want to miss it! I want to bring my daughter a maybe my cousin.

  19. Aimee says:

    Wow I had a good long laugh at that one! Got to love Clover!

  20. Maud says:

    Clover, sweetie, my corn husk ho would give you indigestion, nightmares, and serious diarrhea.

  21. Kim says:

    Your stories are the best! You sure know how to “romance” the heck out of every day farm life. Keep ’em comin…we’re always ready to read ’em!

  22. Annie says:

    HA HAhahaaaa! You’ve heard of people laughing till tears came? Well I’ve never had that happen to me — until now! OMG!! I LAUGHED myself SICK! Just TOO funny! I especially appreciate this story because I also live on a farm and have goats (from Hell…) and chickens (my rooster, “Boyfriend”, has now learned how to ‘knock’ on my kitchen door for a treat!). Thank you for a nice ending to my evening! I can’t wait to read more! ~ Annie

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