Monday, August 2, 2010
Front Door Delivery Service !!
Now that is what I call SERVICE!!
My sweet old white hen decided to be a bit slow this morning in laying her egg. Now, I am thrilled that she is even laying but this is something different..
This morning as I do every morning I went out to open the doors on their coop and give them their morning food and water. I then turned off their night light and turned on their fan. Last, I collect the eggs and THANK them for sharing what gifts they give me.
White hen was still sitting in the nesting box so I did not mess with her - she was sound asleep. We all could do with more sleep. I went back into the house and started the rest of my day. I went in and out of the shop door at least two dozen times doing the work that is the dance of this farm. Then around 3:30 in the afternoon I was going to start the task of washing out water tanks and as I went to step out the door look what I found!!!
This is the first time she has ever done this - I guess she wanted to make sure I did not think of her as slacking off... NEVER would I think that - I am blessed that each day she is just alive - forget laying an egg. But there it was a perfect egg. As I went to pick it up she came out from her afternoon cool spot under the Pinon Pine tree. She ran over to me as if to say "OH, THANK GOD - you found it". I gave her tons of praise and went inside to fetch a handfull of blueberries. As she took them from my hand I praised her even more... "What a clever gal you are - I am so lucky to have you" She seemed to beam with pride. I know to some chickens are not much but to me I call them dear friends - such hard working, joy filled creatures.
Thanks again for such great service and friendship....