Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Helen and the Hen

This is Kerstin Rodgers' photo, taken at Vauxhall City Farm and published in the Record Mirror in 1982.
About four years later I went back with a group of kids (I was working as a youth worker at the time) and picked up another hen. City kids- they refused to sit next to me, or anywhere near me, on the bus on the way back, because they thought it was so disgusting to touch a hen.
The horse clearly thought that she was the star of the show.
Kerstin has a food blog at


Anne said...

Brilliant photo!

Helen McCookerybook said...

Ha ha! Kerstin's a great photographer and it was a really good laugh doing this. That farm had the biggest pig in the Universe in a shed.

Anonymous said...

I didn't realise you wrote freight train!

Helen McCookerybook said...

Probably not the one you're thinking of, Anonymous.
the Helen and the Horns one, here:

A Jockey said...

There's also that Disabled Riding Centre in Mays Lne. Bnt. (plenty of "Nags" there)

Lestor Piggott said...

Is that Horse running in the 4.30 @ Kempton Pk. Whats the Odds!