Violet is taking a few of the piglets who were rescued from the Factory Farm, for a walk. Those piglets who are well enough, that is. She’s carrying them in her backpack until they are stronger, and not so afraid. It’s the piglets first taste of kindness and freedom.
There was a raid on a Factory Farm last night. The Roosters and Hens brought back survivors, many of whom needed medical attention. Some are in the ICB (Intensive Care Barn), with round the clock treatment.
Violet is part of the Care Committee. She is going to the Healing Barn to read stories, and pass out toys to the young who were rescued. She will also chirp and peep softly, singing the babies to sleep, while the Warming Bunnies, cuddle the wounded and keep them warm.
She is not allowed to bring corn bread or cookies in her wagon, because the wounded and sick are on special diets. The Hens will tell the committee when they can bring treats. It’s the one time the chicklets truly abide by the rules, since they want everyone to get well as quickly as possible.
It’s a difficult committee on which to serve and many of the chicklets have broken hearts when they see the horror of what humans do to others. But chicklets are filled with so much love that they willingly go into the hospital barns to care for those less fortunate than themselves.
After a raid, The Coop is on High Alert, which means everything is operating around the clock and the Hens work on shifts in the hospital. The Housekeeping Committee works hard to keep up with clean nests, stalls, linens and towels and the Kitchen Committee works constantly to keep up with the needs of the wounded guests, as well as everyone else.
Unfortunately, it’s a routine everyone is used to, and all the chicklets, and those who live at The Coop, know their jobs all too well. It’s a team effort that really works. Hopefully, everyone will be saved.
The baby chicklets opened the After Breakfast Early Show. They were on stage, in their traveling nests, and peeped and chirped, while Ivy watched over them. The egg is the youngest chicklet ever to perform on stage. Granted, it just laid there, but still, it was in the program.
Having the egg on stage was a bold move, on the part of the chicklets. They had to get the hens’ permission, which was given after they promised that a Warming Bunny would be by the egg’s side the entire time and that the egg would be returned to the nursery immediately after their act was over.
Lu Lu, one of the Hospital Committee’s Warming Bunny agreed to watch over the egg and stay with it, until it was safely returned to it’s proper nest. She was perfect for the job since she knows first aid and is very dedicated and focused.
Having the babies on stage is the way the they get used to performing and being part of the happy group right from the start. Because of that, they grow up knowing they are important and have a place among the others. They get to look out at the audience without fear, knowing that all they’ll see is love.
Their appearance was well very well received and everyone went back to the nursery in a cheerful mood. Word is…the egg was happy too.
Everything is coming along nicely. Final touches are being done by the Stage Crew, and guest are starting to arrive. There’s a flurry of busyness in the kitchens, as the hens and chicklets prepare food for the party. The level of excitement is high.
Fae is going to be the emcee for the show. This morning, she was standing on stage, in front of the empty barn, practicing her opening lines. Two of the Stage Craft chicklets said she was wonderful.
Because of the weather forecast, some of the guests will be arriving early, so the Housekeeping Committee is exceptionally busy. All in all, they are on top of things and there are hearts popping up everywhere.
Mimi is head of the menu committee for the Valentine’s Day Party. She had the same job last year, so she knows exactly what to do. Since last year’s menu selection was fabulous, everyone is wondering what she will select this time around.