Saturday, April 13, 2013

Henny Penny

So here we are again ... it is the weekend!

Out walking today I saw these cute chickens walking down the driveway looking for their breakfast.
They were very friendly and even started following me and I was glad to see them eventually turn back and head for home.

When arguing with a chicken, a grain of corn is always wrong
~ African proverb.

Made me think of the times when I was a little girl and used to love the tale of ... Henny Penny

One day Henny Penny was picking corn in the cornyard when whack! something hit her upon the head. Goodness gracious me! said Henny Penny the sky's a going to fall.
I must go and tell the King. So she went till she met Cocky-Locky and the Ducky Daddles, Goosey Posey and so on. 
It depends on who tells the story - in most, the chicken gets eaten by Foxy Loxy because he incited them to hysteria. The moral here would be don't follow blindly or don't believe everything you hear.

The nicer version involves the animals getting saved and that moral would always believe in yourself, even if others don't.

 Just want to thank all my dear friends for visiting and to new followers,  I am grateful for your friendship.
Here's to a wonderful weekend 


  1. Dearest Carolyn,
    Thank you very much about the story of 'Henny Penny'. I think we have same kind of old tales in Japan as well.
    They sure are lovely chickens♡♡♡ It must have been a wonderful walk, wishing you are having a splendid weekend too, my friend.

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  2. Carolyn, how I loved that story. I read it over and over again.

  3. I love that tale, too!
    Happy weekend, darling!


  4. teeheee...those chickens where following you! They make me laugh. I saw a most sad scene yesterday, as two Canadian geese were on the side of the road. One of them was just standing there, dumbfounded as his/her partner was breathing its last breath on the snow....I see emotion in nature and it just made me hurt. But LIFE renews and we are waiting for spring here in the midst of ice storms and snow. Thank you dearest Carolyn for coming to visit my little blue coat post.

    Happy day! Anita

  5. We have a similar story, and
    i like it to.
    Hugs to you dear Carolyn

  6. Love the photo of the chickens, Carolyn!! For some reason I'm into chickens these days, LOL I used to have a duck as a pet when I was a child. His name was Yappy :)

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!


  7. I love that tale Carolyn:))) Thanks for sharing, happy weekend dear! Kisses! xo

  8. One of my favorite stories Carolyn! How sweet is this?:) I adore chickens .. and fresh eggs are the best. If I could, I 'd have a chicken coop. To see them just strutting about must have been a real treat. I recall a bit of a traffic jam last summer as a mamma duck was trying to get her ducklings across the street. It was fun to see everyone patiently waiting for them to cross. Had this been a stalled car, people would have been irritated!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  9. So sweet..I love it too..
    Happy weekend x

  10. Hello Carolyn!
    Thanks for your lovely tale and your sweet chicken!
    I love chicken!
    Happy weekend for you and your family dear Carolyn!
    With love, Geli

  11. I loved that tales of Henny Penny too!
    Sarah x

  12. Love your photo Carolyn - there's something so comforting about chooks pecking away!
    No foxes here but I would worry about dogs if they were mine!
    Henny Penny was a great story to read to children - they always loved the rhyming names and loved repeating them!
    Shane ♥

  13. The chickens I see around here sure don't look that pretty. :) Must be many versions of this book as I always knew it as Chicken Little. Our weekend has ended as has our Spring Break. Back to school tomorrow. :/ Best wishes to you, Tammy

  14. So sweet !!...enjoy the

  15. Dear Carolyne,
    How sweet walking with the chickens :-)
    I would have been happy seing them return home,-too!!!
    Oh I loved reading Henny Penny too, for my daughter when she was little- and I know it from earlier,too- here she is called : Kylle Rylle :-)
    Hugs and happy weekend,dear!

  16. Dearest Carolyn,
    How those early childhood stories remain forever with us! Funny encounter with those chicken.
    Enjoy your Sunday!

  17. I love those types of stories! Whenever I see chickens I think of the little red hen baking her bread (have you heard that one?) Hope all is well with you!


    1. Hi Nico,

      Yes I have heard of the red hen baking her bread and loved that tale also.


  18. Me ha gustado mucho!!!
    Un cariñoso abrazo.

  19. So cute that tales Carolyn and so nostalgic full of innocence and loveliness.
    Big hugs !

  20. I remember that story as Chicken Licken and I read part of it at a concert when i was at primary school.

  21. I think I prefer the nicer version Carolyn :-)

    Have a lovely new week,

    Madelief x

  22. Hehehe, I always liked that story. Even with the carnage. Those chickens remind me of our time in Hawaii with all the wild roosters. Great birds!

  23. Oh Carolyn, the chickens are so pretty!
    Henny Penny, I remember that tale...
    Thank you so much for wandering over to sit on the front porch with me.. It would really be wonderful if you were really there with me. It is always such a treat to have you visit.
    Have a wonderful evening,

  24. Carolyn,
    Chickens are so delightful, aren't they? That's so funny that they were following you. I've always wanted to live in the country so we could have some chickens and fresh eggs.

    Thank you for your comment on my 'cousin' post today. I appreciate it so much, as I miss her dearly.

    Have a blessed week, Carolyn. You deserve so much goodness for all the goodness you give away.

    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  25. Dear Carolyn,
    it is Monday already, but what a set of pretty hens.;) I always wanted to have chickens as I love eggs, well, maybe in next life.;) I think my husband is not keen on a hen house in the garden, hihi.;)
    Wishing you a great week ahead,

  26. I love all animals, even chickens!

  27. awww this reminds me of my grandmother's she always had chickens :)

  28. Hello Carolyn,
    I've never heard of this tale before, it's so interesting and funny!^^
    And these cute chickens are a so funny meet!

  29. Children enjoy those sort of stories that repeat phrases.
    Chickens are fascinating yet homely creatures. I've got some chicken photos to make into a collage soon. Hope your week is going well. x

  30. What a nice story, Carolyn!! I will definitely tell it to my daughter before bedtime, she loves cute and rhyme names so I'm sure she will have fun.

    Have a delightful week!

  31. What a great story. The chickens are beautiful.

  32. ciao Carolyn ,

    nice story , and I like both the moral .
    Your picture made me remind many years ago I was driving and both my daughters ( they were 3 an 6 years old )were with me ...suddendly 2 chickens crossed the road and I had to brake otherwise I would hurt them , my younger girl shouted : oh mamma the 2 chicken are really stupid , or may be they really wanted to die !
    Many years are gone ...but believe sometime we still speak about this , because it was so funny !


  33. Hi Carolyn, Your pics of these gorgeous chickens are awesome. I am glad they turned back home after following you for a bit. The story is so endearing and such a great moral.
    Thank you for sharing apart of your weekend.
    Hugs, CM


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