Once upon a time, there was a mean ‘ol goose named Madam Honks a Lot who decided to build a nest.
Every day, she’d gather sticks and place them in a pile next to the shed. All she cared about was gathering sticks. No more days of nibbling on fresh green grass. Gone were the moments of dunking her head in her water bowl when no one was looking.
Sticks became her life. And her life was nothing without more sticks.
Once her nest was complete she promptly sat on her nest and laid two beautiful, shiny goose-sized eggs.
But, in all her stick-gathering Madam Honks a Lot forgot about ONE. BIG. PROBLEM.
She forgot that in order for her to have baby geese, she needed to meet, court, and fall in love with a Sir Honks a Lot. Those beautiful, shiny goose-sized eggs of hers would never hatch.
Fortunately for Madam Honks a Lot, a kind, amazing, and gorgeous woman had a brilliant plan.
The woman decided to place 10 fertilized CHICKEN eggs under Madam Honks a Lot. This was no easy feat, since Madam Honks a Lot thought the woman was trying to steal her goose eggs, or WORSE, her sticks.
For exactly 21 days, Madam Honks a Lot sat on those chicken eggs, but she didn’t like it one bit.
On Day 7, she decided gathering more sticks was more fun that sitting on her nest.
On Day 9, she bit the gorgeous woman’s hand when the woman was trying to give Madam Honks a Lot a nice watermelon treat!
On Day 10, she tried to hide behind a tree.
But, on Day 11-21, she sat on her nest like a good little goose.
Things were looking good… until…
In the middle of the night, probably while the gorgeous woman was sleeping, one of the eggs hatched! And Madam Honks a Lot took one look at that baby chick and pushed him out of the nest. He did not survive.
When the woman discovered this crime, she was shocked! She gave Madam Honks a Lot a very stern talk and promptly scooped up the rest of the eggs and placed them in an incubator to hatch.
Out of all the eggs that were left, only one baby chick hatched.
And even though he didn’t have a chicken mother or a mean ol’ goose mother, he was the cutest little chick in the history of chicks.
And he grew up to be the best tasting chicken dinner the gorgeous woman had ever eaten.
Just kidding! The chicken lived happily ever after on the farm.
And Madam Honks a Lot continued to be a mean ol’ goose. Figures.
This story was part of an Instagram series on Weed ’em & Reap’s Instagram account HERE.