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

Sep
3

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The chickens and ducks have been eating pretty good on the byproducts of my harvest preservation efforts.
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Which got me thinking……
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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!
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I know she was here eating tomatoes just a minute ago– WHERE’D SHE GO? She has work to do!
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I think the other chickens are covering for her.

Clover: “You know you can’t trust a chicken.”
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LITTLE RED HEN!
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Little Red Hen?
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Wait…… THERE SHE IS!!!
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“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!”
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“And when you’re done with that, you can rub my feet.”
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GET BACK HERE, LITTLE RED HEN!!!!!

Comments

  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. Lisa says:

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

  9. .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?

  10. 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 http://grannymountain.blogspot.com
    joy c.

  11. zteagirl71 says:

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

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