Thursday, May 21, 2015

Three Eggs In a Peppermint Patch

All the animals of the Bear's small freehold of Zoar are quite friendly. (Except for the rooster.) In fact one of our goats is so friendly we re-named him to The People's Goat. But for sheer enthusiasm none can compare with The Friendliest Hen In the World. (Yes, that's her name.) When she spies anyone with her bright chicken eye she runs straight to them, her fluffy golden wings outstretched like a child who wants to be picked up.

Of course even The Friendliest Hen In the World has to pull her weight around the farm. She is a layer. Last week it was apparent that egg production was a bit off. A pall of suspicion fell over the hen house. Who was the slacker?

It turned out The Friendliest Hen In the World had gone rogue. She had a nice little clutch of three eggs in a peppermint patch. Poor thing. She was just trying to become a mother. But on a farm, rules are rules and eggs are for breakfast. No exception, even for The Friendliest Hen In the World.

9 comments:

  1. "All the animals of the Bear's small freehold of Zoar are quite friendly." Zoar. Isn't that a town in northeast Ohio?

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    1. Maybe. But it's also the town God didn't destroy when he took out Sodom and Gomorrah.

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    2. Hmmm, maybe I should move there before the zombie apocalypse begins.

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  2. The Zoar posts are so encouraging. Thank you for reminding us there are still havens of normal life in this increasingly crazy world.

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    1. Thank you for calling a place where we give chickens bubble baths in the kitchen sink normal!

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    2. That sounds perfectly normal to me! My dog has to settle for the bathtub, but if she could fit in the sink it would be much easier.

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  3. Has the Bear ever seen "Chicken Run"?

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