A DAY SPENT WITH GRANDSON AND THE LITTLE RED HEN

Welcome to the 49th Tea Time Tuesday 
Today I want to share with you a post from last year.
 last week I shared a Tea Party for the girls, today is for the boys!


Here is our own Little Red Hen with her rooster, Big Red!

GRANPAPPY PICKED THE WHEAT FROM THE FIELD

This was a very fun day with my grandson’s and a very well teaching day too. They enjoyed it so much and Granna did too!

My grandson’s, Creighton and Gage, picked the wheat’s grain from the stalk.

We took turns pounding the wheat grains to make the flour.

My grandson’s and I read the book THE LITTLE RED HEN.
After reading the book:
I asked my grandson’s, now who will help me pick the grain from the wheat, they chimed in we will, who will help me make the flour, they chimed in we will, now who will help me bake little cakes, they chimed in we will, now who will help me eat the cake, they chimed in we will, at last, who will help me clean up the dishes,
they chimed we will.
Gage and Creighton at Granna’s giving a helping hand!

As you can see we did not make enough flour for our cake, my grandson’s wanted to know how the mix turn chocolate. I had to do a little fudgeing to sneak in a chocolate cake mix and by having a chocolate syrup near by and we added a little bit.



 They loved adding the eggs, and milk, and oil. The biggest fun was when they spooned the mix into the mini cupcake pan. They watched the clock while the cake was baking.
 Another teaching process, that was just plain and simple fun to them. 


Yes, we were careful and washed our hands,
 after handling the eggs.
Our table is set to eat the little cakes, right off the plate!

We had iced tea with these cakes!

I wish everyday could be as this day. 
With my little grandson’s helping hands!

The boys loved this day. 
Such a wonderful day spent with my Grandsons.


Here is an updated photo of my kitchen above the stove.



 I cut boards and painted the shelves in my favorite Gentleman’s blue. Hubby put the shelves together for me. For the vertical shelf, I placed the boards just right to fit each old pieces, I have collected,
 On top of this shelf is some kind of grinder, Grind O Mat, not sure what it was used for, plus a wire rooster basket.


On third shelf has a metal French fry cutter, ( I bought in Tappahannock,VA at the Antique Mall),  it is like the one I used as a young girl. I just loved making French fries with this cutter! 


Second shelf holds a fruit juicer, it has a spout to pour out the juice, found this juicer in our Craftsman’s Bungalow! 


The Fourth shelf holds my Husband’s family Juice King, they always squeezed lemons and oranges in this old machine. 


The fifth shelf holds an old coffee pot, that was used on the stove eye to make coffee,  a garage sale find. A new Folgers coffee tin sits beside the coffee pot.
For the shelf above my old 1950 stove, I used a leaf from an old round table. I added a board across the front so thing would not fall off  onto the stove. My husband added the braces to mimic the look of his grandparents mantel which is hung above a doorway to hold my old tins. The shelf holds old enamel blue pots,pans, a roaster, and a jar of Apple Cider, from Williamsburg, VA.
Wish I had a jar of Apple Cider now! It was so good!





Notice my trash can, it’s a laundry basket!
Just above the stove, I had a blacksmith hand forged rack and hangers to hold my spatulas. Behind it I added a rooster rack and two cast iron larger rooster at each end. 
I spray painted the black iron shelves, bought from a yard sale. 
The red stoneware, gift from my daughter, Suzette, came from a yard sale. Does she know where I love to shop? lol


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23 thoughts on “A DAY SPENT WITH GRANDSON AND THE LITTLE RED HEN

  1. Your grandsons are So Handsome and great little helps too… LOVE your kitchen and this was an exceptionally fun post!!! DO You make your own flour??? My Mom is from a farm family that made EVERYTHING from their farm… LOVE your kitchen!
    Hugs to you,
    Donna

  2. This is a wonderful post, Lady Katherine…I remember the story of The Little Red Hen very well. And you duplicated it for your grandsons so well. How fun!

    I love your kitchen. Your stove is my dream stove. And all the work you did yourself…amazing! It’s just beautiful.

    XO,
    Jane

  3. What a cute post. Your grandsons are such adorable boys 😉
    I’m joining your tea party today. Thank you for hosting it.

  4. Hi Lady Katherine,

    I love your kitchen, and your grandsons are cuties!

    The toll painting on your walls is so pretty. I never would have thought to use a hamper for a garbage can. Your stove is cool too. I miss having all that storage right there in the stove!

    Have a wonderful week, and God bless!

    Kathy

  5. What a precious time with your grandsons and a time they most likely will always remember! Little Red Hen stories and examples.This is a great idea.

    I like seeing your tea times with your grandchildren. Grandchildren are the inspiration for so many things, especially motivating us to get up and get going!

  6. What a blessed day you had! Your grandsons are charming and so is your kitchen! I just wanted to pull up a chair and sit a bit while we shared a pot of tea. Just lovely. Thanks for sharing today.
    ~Lynn at Cottage and Creek

  7. Hello there loveliest Lady Katherine!

    Your delightful blog posts always warm my heart so very much!..,
    What a wonderful lesson and treasured memory for you, grandpa and those precious little grandsons..,

    Thanks for sharing!

    Prayers, blessings and hugs from Wanda Lee
    @ http//theplumedpen.blogspot.com

  8. Some of my favorite memories are the times I spent with my grandmother in the kitchen! Your precious grandsons will always remember these wonderful times!

    I’m so happy to share in your little tea party today! I hope you are having a blessed and happy week!

    Hugs,
    Sheri

  9. Katherine, it’s been so long since I’ve visited your blog, and I don’t know why. I’ve missed it. What wonderful memories you created for your grandsons. They are such little cuties. Your kitchen looks so pretty. (I also love that blue color that is your favorite). laurie

  10. Hi Lady Katherine,
    Loved what you did to your kitchen, it looks really neat!! My dad used to have one of those metal french fry cutter in his restaurant when I was a kid, and I used to cut potatoes on it, probably with some help. lol
    Looks like you had a grand time with your grandsons. Pretty Roosters too.
    and adorable grandsons.
    Blessings hon, Nellie

  11. Oh what a super fun day with your grandsons. It sounds like so much fun and I know they also had a ball. Your kitchen is wonderful and I love all of your antique finds. Great fun. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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