Bécassine wonders what Hitty Jean might like for dinner tonight? Hitty Jean answers, “Mushroom Barley Soup!!” An Autumn Favorite with the Maxwell Hittys, to be sure. But there are no mushrooms in the pantry….
“How about going to the market?” Hitty Jean suggests. But Bécassine has a better idea. She rounds up the Hittys, and grabs a basket. “We will pick our own!”**
Bécassine leads a parade of Hittys to a shadowy, forgotten corner of the garden, where the best mushrooms grow. Since there has just been a Big Rain, this is perfect timing!
Hitty Sylvie and Hitty Felice run ahead – and suddenly there is all sorts of Whooping and Yelling. They have found Mushrooms! Are they the right kind? Bécassine says, “Yes!” **
There are mushrooms aplenty. Hitty Jean notices they seem to be everywhere…then realizes she is sitting in a Fairy Ring! Delightful!! (Bécassine insists that the Fairy Ring be left for the Fairies…there are plenty of mushrooms for all.)
Soon, the basket is full. Maybe there is room for just a couple more?
Mushroom Barley Soup for Dinner!!!
**Hitty Friends, please, we implore you NOT to go mushroom picking unless you know beyond a doubt what you are doing!!! Bécassine is an expert. Markets are wonderful places to find mushrooms, too!
♥♥GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED♥♥
Do you like Hitty Felice’s Pinny, with the Gnome on the front? (He is sitting on a mushroom – how cute!) Would you like to win a similar one for your own Hitty to wear? The Maxwell Hittys have an extra (with a standing Gnome on the front, so slightly different that Hitty Felice’s Pinny…) and would love to send it to you! Just leave a comment below and we will put everyone’s name in the hat to draw a winner. Entrys close Monday, October 14th. We are happy to ship anywhere on Earth.
And, to our dear friend Hildi, wherever you are, we have something to send you as well!! Please do be in touch!
‘Til Next Time…