Without realizing it, our newly formed flock has become part of our holiday celebration. There were several chicken-themed handmade gifts under our tree this year. My daughter spent hours carefully painting me a picture of one of our chickens to hang in the kitchen. Our chickens have woven themselves into the fabric that is our daily life and this holiday season has been no exception.
Now Three French Hens really meant something. It wasn’t a vague reference to an old-fashioned gift. It was somehow a real commodity. Three French Hens meant the gift of eggs and perhaps food later down the line. The mention of it turned their attention to the rest of the song and a discussion of what exactly was a Lords-a-Leaping?