Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Are There Three French Hens on Day 3?

12 Days Of Christmas in July Blog Hop banner

Welcome to Day Three of the 12 days of Christmas in July Blog Hop. Some  more wonderful blogs to hop to, and see what ideas they will give to you.

And to see the giveaway details again and all the blog hoppers, visit Sarah   here  at    this post   and there is a list  of  all the blogs to hop to.

Then visit Sarah here  at

 Confessions of a fabric addict 

each day to get the next steps.

The blogs to visit today, in no particular order of where they are…

Amy will be at

 Swimming in a Sea of Estrogen 

and her sewing is all done!!! A fab project, and I will be sewing some of these for sure.

Next is   Joanne,in Northern Ohio, and at

  Everyone Deserves a Quilt

you will find a neat  tutorial, No, I am not telling what it is, as the 16th might not have arrived up North quite yet.

And the third blogger  for today is Cheryl in Illinois. She has been extra busy so make sure you hop over and visit at

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting

According to the Christmas Carol, day 3 had 3 French Hens. I couldn’t find one, far less a French one, but found a photo from several years ago.My dear friend Maryann always had  a rooster or two, hens, white and brown,  and some special fluffy legged ones. Maybe they were Pekins.  This was Mrs White Hen, and I was looking after her and her eggs, soon to be hatched, when Maryann and Guy were away for a few days. All went well, until one egg was left and Mrs W,H. abandoned it.   I took the egg inside, kept it warm, and in due time,another wee chick hatched out.

Jean and Mrs White Hen

Quotation of the day, author unknown

“ The rooster may crow the loudest,

but the hen delivers the eggs”

Greetings  from Jean.


Jocelyn Thurston said...

Aren't those Tula Pink fabrics sweet! A couple new to me blogs here for visiting. Love the photo of you with that gorgeous white hen and imagine being mother to a new little chick.

Kate said...

Mrs. White Hen is a gorgeous lady. Good thing she had you as her Nanny.

Carol Mattingly said...

I can't believe you hatched a chick. Amazing. What a beautiful thing to do. Carol

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Love your beautiful hen! Thanks for the links to the blogs!

Jenn Jilks said...

You have so much fun, Jean! I love you!

KB Bear said...

Wow, hatching a chick must have been amazing! I love that photo.

Fundy Blue said...

Love, love the quote!!!! And the picture of you, Jean! My little suburban kiddos loved to go on a field trip to the Plains Conservation Center. The live hens were so exciting for them. I can still hear their shrieks of delight as they fed them.