Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Pippi or Pepe? and a little Child...

It was time to get out of the "box"

my new layer chicks are growing up and...
it was just time to leave the security of the "baby" cage
and they loved it
and I loved it 'cause I hate cages

Pippi? wherefore art thou?!!

here she (or is it he?) comes, running up from the back

Pippi, who has grown from a tiny hatchling who was abandoned by mama hen before hatching...

is now this big and nearly covered with real feathers
and what a nice surprise she has turned out to be
she has been caring for the little layers like a big sister (or is it brother?)

"okay, you gang of whippets...
let's go get us some bugs!"

"just follow me"

"don't forget to look down a lot...
them buggers are in these here grasses somewhere"

yeah, Pippi, you good chickie, you
keep 'em marching and growing fat on some juicy bugs
and don't forget to show them how to eat some greens, too

hmmm...could she be a he?
maybe Pepe, rather than Pippi?
we shall see

speaking of the young leading...

And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse,
and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,
the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the spirit of counsel and might,
the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord:
And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord:
and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes,
neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
But with righteousness shall he judge the poor,
and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth:
and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth,
and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins,
and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb,
and the leopard shall lie down with the kid;
and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together;
and a little child shall lead them.
Isaiah 11:1-6

This is the Christ, who came into the world, and now saves and guides his people.
and He gives them peace in a sin-filled world of chaos and disorder.

May your day or night be filled with God's grace.


  1. Remember that Saturday Night Live skit called "It's Pat" where nobody could tell if Pat was a boy or a girl?

    1. Well, to be honest, I never watched SNL.

  2. So sweet to see them all running around and enjoying chicken life!

  3. Are'nt they sweet :) Nice pics !!

  4. Beautiful chicks, Jean... and it seems they want to hang around Pippi just like little siblings do! *haha* They are growing so much.... soon they will be big beautiful girls.

  5. How wonderfully maternal Pippi is. :o) Her momma missed out on a good egg.