It's been a while since we've been to the farm,
but look who we met. This is ' Frances.'
He needed a new home, so he now resides at the farm
with my Mom.
Frances is a gentle rooster, gentle enough
to be fed out of your hand with the chicks.
Fair warning tho, his peck is a bit more
sharp than the youngsters.
Just so long as you do not ruffle his feathers,
he will be kind to you and go about his business
of pecking and scratching the ground.
Down at the hen house, the hens are busy
keeping the eggs coming.
Boss, however, got a bit Too bossy and has been
' separated ' from the rest of the 'fold.' sorry Boss,
Has something like a song, a character, a bird, anything? has anything ever instantly recalled a childhood memory?
Well, on the home library shelf of children's books, is a book that all of the wee ones that ever ran across my floors,
goes for at ' story time.'
Daycare was at my home. When some of the nieces, nephews, our own babes, the neighborhood kids, all came here, at one time or another, as children. They all wanted me to read this well worn favorite to them.
One of them, was my niece, Staci. She called me a couple days ago, wanting the name of the book and it's author. When I asked her if she was thinking of ' Christmas ' for her little girl, she said, " No, I'm thinking of Me."
Staci is the one who found a new home for Frances the Rooster you met in the very first photo of this entry. It seems that Frances had touched a soft spot in her heart. She said she couldn't get him off her mind because he reminded her of this book I read to her when ' she ' was just a little girl.
All of the farm animals of Maple Hill Farm are there.
You really must meet them all, so see if you can find this child's book of 1974 by Alice and Martin Provensen.
The hard cover is the best with large, bold illustrations and fun throughout. I promise, you will treasure it forever.
Have another wonderful day!
Thanks so much for stopping.
Do come back often. I treasure your visits!