The Little Wee Farmer

20/03/2020

Henry Railton has rewritten the story of the  LIttle Red Hen

“Everything going on in the world currently got me thinking, so I wrote it down. Have you ever read the Little Red Hen? This is called the Little Wee Farmer. Enjoy. And share x “

Once upon a time there was a little wee farmer who lived on a farm.

He saw through the internet and social media, the greedy politicians, misleading media and misinformed public.

Everyday the little wee farmer worked hard to grow his crops and tend his animals to feed his family, the nation and the world.

One day the little wee farmer asked these people “Who will help me plant my crops and look after my livestock?”

“Not I” said the greedy politician “I have a new policy initiative in mind”

“Not I” said the misleading media “We have a story on the news tonight about “dirty dairying”

“Not I” said the misinformed public “We hear you don’t care about anything except money.”

And so the little wee farmer sighed and put his head down and went back to work.

The little wee farmer then asked these people who would like to buy and help export my produce?

“Not I” said the said the greedy politician, “Until I can tax it first”

“Not I” said the misleading media “You probably didn’t grow it ethically and sustainably”

“Not I” said the misinformed public “Aren’t you ruining our waterways and environment?”

And so the little wee farmer sighed and put his head down and went back to work.

But then a strange virus named after a foreign beer was running rampant all over the world and looked likely to ruin the New Zealand and global economy.

The greedy politician said, “Sorry little wee farmer for the past two years of trying to implicate excessive policies that would ruin you – we understand now that you’re the only ones that can save us as 70% of our countries exports come from the primary industry and without them our economy will be in tatters”

The misleading media said, “Sorry for making you look like the bad guys, how are you going to help us?”

The misinformed public said, “Oh, you’ve been trying to feed us this whole time?”

And so the little wee farmer sighed and put his head down and went back to work.


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