"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Important Day of Opal Cluck

Out in the hen house, in a nest full of hay,
Sits Opal Cluck McChicken...ready to start her day.
She stands and fluffs her feathers, and stretches her wings out long.
She starts to scratch her chicken dance and croons her cackling song.

To the farm she's important...just look at that smiling beak.



Her one egg a day produces enough
for all baked goods all week.



For this feathered friend, I'm thankful...
I count my blessings and luck.
And I hope you, too, have a chicken
Just like old Opal Cluck.





21 comments:

Mildred said...

How adorable!

Childers Corner said...

I wish I had an Opal Cluck lol. I didn't think that looked like a smile though. It looks like a "I want to peck you."

City Mouse said...

Eggs are just a miracle, aren't they? Such a gift. She's a gorgeous bird lady!

Berte said...

You and Opal Cluck just made my day! Thanks.

Sunny said...

Kathleen, I think I have Opal Cluck's twin sister! She is the same color anyway. Chickens bring a sense of peace and well-being to a farm I think, and I love my farm-fresh eggs! .... and I love your poetry!

Princess S said...

Miss Opal you are quite lovely and you produce the prettiest eggs.

Nancy M. said...

Opal is pretty! Chickens are so fun!

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

Opal is a pretty girl. My "girls" are starting to get back into a good egg laying pattern after taking a little time off. I'm down to only 5 hens but i'm getting 3 eggs/day.
they are fun critters to watch, aren't they?

Lanny said...

Yea Opal! No Opal McChicken this winter here, somebody needs to go to the chicken coop to give them the word (it always seems to work). The great news is we have several Maggie Quack McDucks and tons of duck eggs right now. Really enjoyed the post today Kathleen. Really truly, it was what I needed.

Patty said...

oh Opal is so pretty and so are her eggs. I hate being a city gal...I want chickens!

The Gingerbread House said...

Aw Shucks! wish,I had an Opal Chicken..Aw shucks! wish I had a chicken that laid eggs, period! :o(
I'm tempted to keep one in the house :o) after seeing this post.
Ginny

Sand Flat Farm said...

How cute and clever you are! Love the poem. And I love the nest with the little feathers and the colored eggs. It's almost worth just gazing at their colors and the farm'y feelin' it gives as it is eating them! Almost makes you feel like you laid them yourself you're so proud! Haha -

DayPhoto said...

I printed this off and am keeping it! How neat and what a great poet you are!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

J and J Acres said...

I wish our chickens would keep the hay/straw in the nests! They pick it out as quick as I can put it in there! crazy chickens.

Daisy said...

What a wonderful poem, Kathleen, and I loved all the photos too! Very clever. :D

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Kathleen, what an adorable poem about Opal Cluck! She is darling and lays beauitful eggs! Have a lovely weekend my dear!

Hugs,
Maryjane

KathyB. said...

I do have a few "Opal's" and my egg basket is full. Aren't chickens and fresh eggs just amazing?

the voice of melody said...

So cute!

Paula said...

Oh Kathleen!
Your sweet poem just made me smile and laugh! I love it!!! I would love to have a dear Opal Cluck of my own! She is so pretty and her eggs are beautiful! We have a place to keep chickens and I am hoping my dear husband and sweet son will build a cute chicken coop soon. For now we buy our eggs from a family farm and they are so good. I look forward to getting them from my own back yard though! Thank you for sharing!
Have a blessed day!
Love, Paula

Janet, said...

I loved the pictures and story of Opal Cluck! She is such a regal chicken.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Awwww.... Opal is a pretty girl. I love all my feathered friends very much, too!
(Sometimes a little too much!)