This takes place in the barn. It is a family in Fort Kent, Maine. It is morning. She is getting started with her chicken chores. She had to feed and water the chickens. She is all dressed for school and put an apron on over her dress. Her name is Vivian: the Chicken Girl. Every day she does her chores before school. There may be an adult in the doorway.
What is Vivian doing with her arms? Her apron seems to be folded up. She might have chicken feed in it. The head honcho chicken is in the door watching. His name is Henti. Henti is looking for Vivian and Vivian is laughing because she has the food and they both know it. Vivian and Henti have a special relationship. He meets her every morning.
The chicken is clucking and Vivian is saying "Here chickens!" There is a little breeze and it is Fall, the beginning of the school year. Vivian is used to having all day off to spend with the chickens. It smells like a chicken coop, but it is kept clean. There is a coop inside of the barn and Henti is always the first one to come out in the morning. The door looks like a stall and has seen better days. The chickens make their nest in the hay. Vivian may have an older brother who helps with the haying. The older siblings help with the hay.
There is a rooster in the barn. His name is Rex the rooster. There is a dog on the farm too and they grow tomatoes, potatoes and swiss chard.
Vivian may grow up to be a teacher. She can grow up to be anything if she goes to school. The work is a family tradition- everyone pitches in. Vivian is beginning to learn responsibility. She gathers the eggs. She may put the eggs in the basket at her feet. She will have a wonderful day at school. Vivian is very proud of herself. She is happy to contribute-you can tell because she is smiling.
"Now children, this is a snapshot of what my life was when I was your age. Now it's your turn to write about your lives.