She is a goose-girl girl standing there. She is seven years old and named Asa. She picks the eggs she lays in her apron, chicken Agda has värpt eggs to Asa.
Ka, Ka, KA says the hen as she stands in the doorway, thanks for the eggs says the girl. As she stands there, so she hears the cock crow in the barn and the sound of bees buzzing, it's a lovely summer day.
Mom will be happy for the eggs, now we can get pancakes for supper. I love pancakes, strawberry jam and cream ,says Åsa for herself.
Best I go in with the eggs says Åsa to the chicken, the smell of stables and manure feels strong in the heat.
When Asa left the eggs she goes out in the meadow behind the barn. She runs around with arms outstretched and dream that when she grows up she will be a pilot then she can wave to mom up from the sky when she flies past, she thinks. From there, she can probably see dad too when he is out in the fields I can also see the cows, it would be fun, think Asa.
I'll have to hurry home now and eat supper my sisters waiting for me to do our homework, eat supper then sleep. At six o'clock in the morning we have to go up so we have time for morning chores before going to school.
Asa'm glad it's summer, she's a year older now, she has a new bow in her hair and new socks, she hears Jane shouting at her, she hurries home, Jane, her older sister usually helps her with her homework before supper.
After dinner they go together and bring in the cows in the barn, close the chicken coop it's their night's work to help with that. Then they read a book about the adventure before going to sleep.
Then they sleep well at mom raises them the next morning.