Where’s That Little Red Hen When You Need Her?


The chickens and ducks have been eating pretty good on the byproducts of my harvest preservation efforts.
Which got me thinking……
Why am I blanching and peeling tomatoes? Where is my little red hen? You know, the one who does all the work? I NEED A BREAK.

I went looking for her. Little Red Hen? LITTLE RED HEN!
I know she was here eating tomatoes just a minute ago– WHERE’D SHE GO? She has work to do!
I think the other chickens are covering for her.

Clover: “You know you can’t trust a chicken.”
Little Red Hen?
Wait…… THERE SHE IS!!!
“I’ve got work for you, missy! Tomatoes to peel, zucchini to slice, peppers to chop! Corn to cut, apples to core, peaches to freeze!”
“And when you’re done with that, you can rub my feet.”


  1. Stephane says:

    It’s 3 a.m. and I can’t sleep. In checking the blogs, you had this already posted and at this hour, I find this positively hilarious. Really enjoy your site. I used to have a rooster like Mean Rooster, same breed, same attitude. He died.

  2. Kathy says:

    Can I borrow your little red hen when you’re through? My food processor broke today, it’s ancient, and I diced 32 cups of cucumbers, squash, peppers, and onions today. She’s a beautiful hen by the way.

  3. Tracey in Paradise Pa. says:

    :happyflower: A big hawk tried to steal my new little Partridge rock hen yesterday but my mean ole guineas chased him off!! And to think how I chase that guinea with the broom. He may get something extra today.

  4. Claudia W says:

    I keep talking to my kids about the Little Red Hen…they just look at me funny. I guess somehow they missed that story growing up. Thanks for bringing it up, it brought a smile to me first then this morning!

  5. Bev says:

    After she is done with your feet I will take a back rub…

  6. Matthew Burns says:

    I personally like the evil look that Mean Rooster is giving you in the photo with Clover in it!

    I can imagine him thinking, “I have your Little Red Hen right here. Come and get her!”

    Thanks for giving us a tour of your farm every day!

  7. Michele says:

    Clover sure is cute.

  8. Miss Becky says:

    little red hen is adorable :heart:

  9. Lisa says:

    What’s up with the pigs? You never mention them.

  10. .Nancy in Iowa says:

    I love your reference to that old story!!! She didn’t look too pleased about the foot rub, though. Is that in her contract?

  11. Joycee says:

    Oh, I am so glad I fell into the chicken yard today! I don’t know how I got here but I’m signed up now for your newsletter. I’ve been stealing/copying your recipes. The Maple Rum Cookies are going to get made as soon as I can tear myself away from your blog! Come visit me at https://grannymountain.blogspot.com
    joy c.

  12. zteagirl71 says:

    Ooooo….I LOVE The Little Red Hen! :heart:

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