February 12th, 2010
G.K. Visits the Chickens
Posted by Francesca
G.K. is a very curious little Chow Chow. He wonders about many things and he asks very good questions. You probably know that Martha likes her eggs really fresh and even raises her own hens. The eggs get collected daily and are delivered to the kitchen and placed in a large bowl. G.K. has been observing this routine and he wanted to know what eggs were so Sharkey and I pointed him in the direction of the chicken coop.
1 Every day, one of the fellows who works here on the farm brings these things up to the kitchen. They're kind of pretty. I wonder what they are?
2 There are even these little tiny ones. I've got to find out about these things.
3 When I asked Francesca and Sharkey what they were, they told me to go and talk to the chickens. I hopped a ride on the Kawasaki.
4 Chickens don't look too scary. I suppose we could have a conversation.
5 Hey! You in there! Can you tell me about those oval-shaped things that get sent up to the house every day?
6 My name is G.K. and I need to learn.
7 Well hello G.K. I'm one of the hens around here and if you must know, hens lay eggs. I think that's what you're wondering about.
8 Martha is very proud of the eggs we lay. She tells us that they are very delicious and that they are excellent to bake with. We get treated like royalty here and are happy to lay many, many eggs.
9 Thank you hen. I'm beginning to understand. If it's OK with you, I'll come back soon for another lesson. Maybe you could enlighten me as to which came first - the chicken or the egg?
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