Monday, April 29, 2013

Mrs. Potts' Surprise!!!!

Ahhhh!!  I am so excited!  I noticed the cats were acting rather odd and investigating the main chicken coop this morning.  So, I decided to have a look.  And LOOK!!!  BABY BANTAMS!!!


Mrs. Potts says, back off lady!!
Yes!!  Mrs. Potts has hatched her babies!  If you have followed her story, you know that I have been terribly worried about Mrs. Potts hiding her nest in the unsafe woods.  I worried also because I have not seen her for the past few days.  You'll never believe it, but she was right under my nose all the time!!  IN the chicken coop, safe and sound, and not out in the unprotected forest as I had feared.  She hid her nest here:
Right underneath this brooder box (which I should have had opened) is a lip that lifts off the ground on the left side.  Mrs. Potts is snuggled under there with her babies!  What a good mama she is!  
It's these moments when raising chickens teaches me quite a lesson that can be applied to the big picture of my life, and in this case, I have learned many lessons!  A few things that come to mind are...
  • Sometimes what you are looking for is right under your nose.
  • Death brings sorrow, but life goes on and brings joy again.
  • Have a little faith that things will work out the way they should.
  • I am always reminded of this when I watch a good mother hen - Luke 13:34 "...How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings..."
I hope you all have a most blessed, beautiful day!
"No one touches my babies!! Got that?"

21 comments:

  1. Congratulations Mrs. Potts! That baby is so sweet! Glad they are safe and sound.

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  2. So pleased they are ok :-) Always makes me smile to see chicks :-)

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  3. Thanks ladies! Everyone seems to be doing great!! I am hoping to get these to pullet size and try selling them at the local sale barn. We shall see! :D

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  4. Aww cute! To funny about Mrs. Potts hiding spot, who would've thought!

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  5. On a day when I lost my 13-year-old cat, Peter McFee, this post means so very much. Death does indeed bring sorrow, but we must move on. Thank you so much for linking up!! Much love, Alice @ The Owl's Skull

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    1. So sorry about the loss of your precious Peter, I can understand completely. So glad my post could help give you a little comfort at a really tough time. :)

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  6. Love this post! Congrats, Mrs. Potts!

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  7. Your chickens are just beautiful and I am in love with those babies! I'll tell you a funny story about bantams. A friend of mine at work (Paula) as banties and they just started laying eggs. A male co-worker of ours, who seems to have alot of "blonde moments" was asking all kinds of questions and then he said "well, those bantams can't possibly lay eggs because they're too small!" Paula and I just looked at each other and smiled because he obviously hasn't thought that through. And then she turned to him and said "Well, Eric, where do you think the chickens come from?" He thought about it for a moment and then you could almost see the lightbulb come on.

    It's amazing how little some city folks know, isn't it? It's always fun to share with them.

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    1. Hahaha what a hoot! It is funny what they don't know sometimes! Always good for a laugh!

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  8. Ha! I love it, how adorable! Congrats :)

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  9. So darn cute! Congrats on the chicks.
    (New follower here!)

    ~L

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    1. Thanks so much for joining us, Lisa! I have followed you back on all of your blogs. :) Excited to share in the joys of gardening and farming with you!

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  10. Woohoo! for Mama Potts! The chicks are so cute. And I love how you pointed out some of the life lessons you've learned while working with the chicks. Hope you have a fantastic day!

    Heidi’s Wanderings

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    1. Thank you so much for visting! Gotcha followed. :)

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  11. What a great testimony of how God works things out His way.

    Thanks for sharing on Tuesdays With a Twist, party goes until Saturday please feel free to share more, or just join us again on Tuesday.

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    1. No problem, loved being a part of it! I will try to remember to come back next Tuesday. :)

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  12. Have you joined Lets Get Social Sunday this morning??? If not, lotsa new friends and followers are waiting on you. See Ya There!

    Hugs
    Evelyn
    @ My Turn for us
    http://www.myturnforus.com/

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