"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hospitality~Double Nickel Style

Henny Penny would like for you to pull up a chair and visit for a while. You aren't busy are you?


She promises not to hen peck anyone and would love to share exactly which came first~the chicken or the egg. She has a beau although he barely notices her because she is still young. But he will take note and for that she gets her feathers dusted often.

Sometimes she will walk with you and if she is busy on Little Red Hen tasks she will have one of her Eggbook friends keep you company. If your hands are full she and the girls will all race out to see if you have the slop bucket...and will tag along even if it is only the laundry basket.

Don't fret if she squawks, it is poultry for I am having a wonderful time, let's do this again. She also wants to remind the Double Nickel visitors that here on the farm it is totally acceptable to have chickens on the porch as well as an occasional sheep that thinks for a moment that farmer has some greens in his hand. Here on the farm things are, shall we say, a bit more relaxed than in the city but never you mind! Thanks for your visit~y'all come back now, ya' hear!

9 comments:

Mrs.Rabe said...

What breed is she?

We need to get more chickens...

Deanna

Tracey said...

What a nice way to wake up to a visitor such as this on your front porch :)

Humble wife said...

Deanna- she is a Barred Rock.

Tracey-welcome!! Imagine some days a mini barnyard on the porch!!

kymber said...

teeheehee...so cute. we get woken every morning by a cat screeching for his breakfast!!!

thank you for the tour. i'll be back for more!

your friend,
kymber

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Love those chickens and miss my own.

DebbieLynne said...

What a fun post!

Humble wife said...

Kymber- funny how critters know how to wake us!!

Oh Michelle-I will share my photos of my chickies with you...you can be chickidoodle auntie from afar!!

Debbie Lynne-seems like life is that way most days and the post is to keep me on track!!

Gayle said...

You do far better than me if you can tell them apart. I must not be paying attention! We've lost so many this Fall to ???? I am going to have to start over in the Spring.

Humble wife said...

Gayle- for the most part you can tell them apart because of the comb. Even the most similar in feather pattern have unique combs.

We lost about 25 birds due to bobcat so I understand. We are down to around 25...seems like the varmints are sneaky and beat almost every measure we enact..sigh.