Thursday, March 22, 2012

Project 52: Hunger

     My husband and I have five Barred Rock hens.  There names are Molly-Come-Lately, Mabel, Mildred, Myrtle, and Maybe-It's-Maybelline.  The girls are always hungry.  They happily run about our yard greedily gobbling bugs.  
     As much as the girls love bugs they also love table scraps.   The cry of, "Here chick, chick, chick!" brings them scampering for a handout.  
     Spaghetti is one of their favorite treats.  Dangle a handful of pasta over the beaks and the girls become world class athletes.  They leap off of the ground, point their toes and pluck the spaghetti out of our fingers.
     They seem to enjoy the game as much as we enjoy watching them.  
     Nice jump, Myrtle!
     This is how they usually spend their days.  Strolling through the daffodils, eating what bugs them.
    In Psalm 63 (selected verses) King David compares his longing for God with hunger.  He prays:
O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you;  
my soul thirsts for you, 
my body longs for you in a dry and weary land 
My lips will glorify you.  
My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; 
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

       Did you know that you  can provide a chicken through the Compassion Ministry for a family in need.  A chicken is much more than a meal for a family living in poverty.  One chicken can provide a source of income, manure for the vegetable garden, and a steady supply of eggs.  Visit their gift catalog.  

     What are you hungry for?
     To see more great photos on hunger visit Darcy at my3boybarians.
     Also linking with Imparting Grace.


Skoots1moM said...

hungry for His Word ;)

Nicky said...

These photographs are so beautiful - precious. I love them. What glorious hens, how wonderful to celebrate them.

Bridget said...

Very pretty pictures this week:) Who knew hens were so gorgeous?

Anonymous said...

Oh I just love these hens! Their names are too cute. I think Maybe it's Maybelline is my favorite.

The Ray Workman Family said...

I LOVE these pictures! Especially the one where Myrtle is jumping, although they are are all really good. : ) And the names. . . so creative! I love it! : )


Ana said...

They have the best names! I love the picture where Myrtle is jumping!

Greatheart said...

I just bought a chicken! Great idea.

Unknown said...

Thank you. I did, too.

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

Brings back wonderful memories of having chickens. What delightful pictures that shows how agile they can be as well as how much they can be to watch and feed. Seeing the chickens by the flowers and the one of the chicken jumping with her feet pointed in the air are such beautiful photos!

...melody... said...

Love the first and last photos. Great color and composition! :)

Susan said...

These are SO great! Love your "hunger games", and adore your chicken's names! I keep hoping we'll get some backyard chickens of our own someday... :-)

Keli Kalani said...

Love it! I love the shot of Myrtal in mid jump!

Foursons said...

I never knew chickens jumped! I love these shots. I still can't think of what to shoot for the theme and it's Monday already.

Gina Kleinworth said...

I just love their color patterns & that pop of red. Makes me smile!

Jennifer King said...

I never knew chickens ate spaghetti! These pictures really brightened my day; thanks so much for sharing them.

Susan Shull said...

I love your chickens! The pic in the daffodils is just beautiful. How can I not follow someone who has pets with such clever names!

Richella Parham said...

Such a beautiful post. I like your question. I'm guessing that I'm hungry for the things on which I spend so much of my time. . . you've inspired me to re-assess!

Your photos are absolutely stunning. And your subjects are beautiful creatures, aren't they? Thank you so much for sharing them!

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