One of my favorite childhood stories was The Little Red Hen.
(Snagged this copy for a quarter at a yard sale this Summer!)
The early folk tale teaches children hard work pays off…
…And so does pitching in and helping!
I’m pretty sure that I pulled that story
out of my hat a few times as a Mom.
However, as a kid, the story intrigued me,
because it talked about how wheat became bread!
Long ago, every kid knew that wheat had to be planted,
and then reaped and threshed to get fresh wheat berries…
…And then it was taken to the mill…
…To be ground into flour, made into dough,
and baked into yummy fresh bread…
We live about 4 miles from the coast in Delaware, and this weekend was spent wondering where Hurricane Sandy was going to make landfall… The track kept fluctuating between Fenwick Island and Atlantic City… and we’re pretty much right in between those two places. Yesterday, my plans for a rainy, blustery day included doing a trial run of Annie’s pie crust, but in the morning there was a sudden concern that our bread supply would run out… FAST… if we were indeed stuck here with no power for days. So, the pie crust trial run turned into a “grind lots of wheat to make lots of flour to make lots of bread” sort of day! I felt just as satisfied with the finished loaves of bread as the Little Red Hen did!
Thankfully, we only got a little wet yesterday… just a few drippy leaks and a lot of water standing in low spots. However, our prayers are with those facing flooded homes and businesses, and dealing with power outages, downed trees, and heavy snow.
“And now,” said the Little Red Hen,
Who will help me eat the bread?”
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