The Little Red Hen

The Little Red Hen is another of the old stories I loved as a kid and now I am making the animals in the story so I can read them to my great grand children.  I just finished the Little Red Hen her self.

Photo on 5-12-16 at 8.14 AMHere she is ready to go to work.  In the story she finds some seeds and asks for help to plant them but has to do it alone.  Later she asks for help to harvest the grain, then to bake   it into bread and no one will help so she has to do it herself. Photo on 5-12-16 at 8.15 AM

Here she is in her apron and with her spoon ready to do the baking.  She made cookies in my story so here they are. Photo on 5-12-16 at 8.15 AM #2

On their own cookie sheet and I asked her while she was baking why not make three pies for the three little kittens.  They each get a pie in that story.  So she did!Photo on 5-12-16 at 8.16 AM #2

They are not attached to the tray so they can go into a different story.  They are just like the cookies but a little larger.  Now the story of the Three Little Kittens is complete and ready to be read to which ever great grand child I can corner.  The story of The Little Red Hen needs a duck, which I am working on now.  Then a pig and a goose both of which she asked to help and they refused so they got no cookies.  And that is what happens to little children who will not help their mothers when asked.  Right?    I am also still working on Froggy goes a Courting.  I keep three or four animals going at the same time so I don’t get too tangled up in any one project.  When I start pushing myself on one animal I move to a different on to relax.  I also still have Black Mombo to make to finish the story of Little Black Sambo and I have several animals to finish the Swagman story.  I do each one as the mood hits me so it does not become a job

Nothing new or exciting happening here.  I have been looking at houses with Patty and find that the property in Port St Lucie has really gone up in the last couple years.  It is almost back to it’s pre-crash level, which is very good for us as we got this house on a foreclosure.  We have put quite a bit into it but never thought we would make a profit on it or even get our money back.  Well it looks now as if we are well on our way.  It does give us a nice sense of security.  So far we have no intentions of selling or moving again so as before all the profits as just a number on a paper but even that is nice.  Have a great day.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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1 Response to The Little Red Hen

  1. Rosemary Rafuse says:

    Carol, Those same stories were read to our children throughout the years. Every day I look to see what marvellous animals you have created. i am glad you now have time to do these fun things.


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