Monday, November 16, 2009

Hold Still!

All around the chicken coop,
The possum chased the weasel.
The hen on her eggs was fast asleep,
Pop! goes the weasel!
A penny for a ball of thread,
A penny for a needle,
That's the way the money goes;
Pop! goes the weasel!

I'm grateful for playing and having fun!

Kristine remembered this nursery rhyme when I asked her if she remembered any rhymes that had something to do with hurrying around. I thought of Hickory Dickory Dock and Three Blind Mice, but I liked Pop Goes the Weasel best.
If you click on the link under the rhyme it will take you to a wiki page with lots of variations of the rhyme. I picked and chose the stanzas I thought went well with this post.
Since the chickens and Morgan were being especially hard to get a photo of, I decided to post the kind of photos that make up most of the ones I take.
Besides, the blurry images do give a good idea of how fast the critters are all moving around. I usually just keep taking photos until I finally get a few pictures of them standing still or at least not blurry.
The hen wants some more carrot peelings or broccoli or anything and Morgan wants me to tell her it is OK for her to go outside. At least they were both still for a few moments.

I made stew on the wood stove again and this time I added barley. Kristine liked it! In fact she was the one who suggested I add the barley instead of lentils. I think I like the stew with lentils better than with barley, but they are both good.

After I made pancakes this morning I went back to bed and slept off another headache. Pancakes, sleep and then stew! I feel much better!

Oh! And for those who are voting for Suzanne, Chickens In The Road the voting is starting up again. She has made a video and there is info on her web site. Click here to go to the site to vote.

[no eggs today]


diane said...

I remember my mum used to sing that rhyme to me. The animals are busy on the porch today. Look for a setting on your camera for sport or movement and then the pics may not be so blury.

lisa said...

I remember the hand crank toy that popped up when you cranked it and played pop goes the weasel. Nice memories that is for sure!

Jennifer said...

The chickens looked busy today!

Callie said...

diane: Thanks for the hint. I will have to look through the instruction book.

Callie said...

lisa: It is a happy little song. Makes me smile. My girls had a Jack in the box toy that played that tune.

Callie said...

Jennifer: The chickens are usually busy and running around when there is food to be found. They are fun to watch.

Becky's Barnyard said...

I think the pictures are good; you can tell they are in a hurry. Hope you about to get rid to of the headache.