Flat Stanley and the Sky Bucket

Flat Stanley was enjoying his morning breakfast.  Today, Nana made scrambled eggs with cheese made from goats milk.  The chickens lay the biggest eggs, just one egg and Flat Stanley is full.  While he was finishing up his egg, he looked out the window and saw the big claw machine carrying a full tree up the driveway!  He quickly brought his empty plate to Nana in the kitchen and ran for the door.

As he ran around the house he heard the loud chainsaw cutting trees and looked up.  When he saw the big bucket truck carrying a man with a chainsaw way up high in the air, he jumped up and down and ran back into the house!

“Nana, Nana come quick! You’ve got to see this!” Flat Stanley shouted in his high pitched voice that gets ever so higher when he’s excited.

Flat Stanley grabbed my hand and led me to the door, and then around the house.  It was a sight to see!  The bucket truck was way up high in the sky!

I asked Flat Stanley if he would like to do that job.  Flat Stanley looked at me in wide eyed wonder and then shook his head from side to side.  “No, NO Way,” Flat Stanley replied. “I’d like to drive the trucks on the ground though, like Bobcat Bob” Flat Stanley said.

Would you like to do this bucket job way up high in the sky?  Let us know in the comments below.

They were pushing the dirt around, lifting logs and creating a big flat space where Nana and Papa’s new house will be built.

Flat Stanley sat on the rock wall out front and watched them for most of the day.  It was fun to see the big dirt pile growing bigger and bigger.  He was careful to stay out of the way today as there were trees coming down with loud crashes from way up high in the sky.  Then the big claw machine would pick up the logs and carry them to the log stack that’s growing higher than a house.

A giant would have fun playing lincoln logs with that stack!

The chickens liked eating the little bugs that were gathering on the wood pile.  Flat Stanley was happy to see the chickens running free today.  They seem to be getting used to all of the loud noises around them.  Nana saw Flat Stanley looking at the chicken’s little ears.

“Did you know that you can tell what color eggs your chicken will lay based on the color of the little flap around the chicken’s ears?” Nana asked Flat Stanley.  Flat Stanley thought Nana was playing another one of her little jokes, but no, she was serious.  “It’s true.” she said.  “So, you learned something new today!”

Nana has a lot of crazy facts stored up in that brain of hers. Flat Stanley thought as he looked up at her smiling his beautiful smile.  Nana smiled back at him…crazy kid.

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4 thoughts on “Flat Stanley and the Sky Bucket”

  1. That was one on the seeetest adventures with
    Flat Stanley!! I am with Flat Stanley on the bucket!! I don’t like being up high it scares me!! I learned something today about the chicken egg color too, I had no idea about that! Thank you Colleen for another great adventure! Even though I’m suffering right now with an awful migraine headache, his adventure put a smile on my face!!🤗

  2. Thankyou Nana, for another adventure with Flat Stanley!😀 No thankyou Nana, I think I’ll remain safely on the ground with Flat Stanley! ” No bucket for me!” Lol😂👍💗

  3. LOL .. I too would, well… you know; I might go up for one little ride. But this dude was crazy! He cut the branches and then when one 12′ log that was about 14″ around got stuck way up there on another branched tree, he moved his bucket UNDER the fallen branch to cut it up so it would fall to the ground! This is fun for Nana (and Flat Stanley) to watch.. but no, I wouldn’t want to be working up there. Oh, and did I mention we have 30 mph wind gusts today?!!

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