I wonder if Alice slept as bad as I did last night? Probably not cause she knew her babies were ok. So after I turned off the computer last night, the lightning was still happening and then the wind kicked up and was blowing dust and stuff around. We had the pen covered with a tarp on half of it where we figured she would go lay where I had that bed set up, but no she huddled in the corner that was not covered with the tarp, with the babies under her.
So I got a fitted sheet thinking I could hook it somehow and if I cut it the elastic would help. Then to find something to tie it with, Jeff was sleeping he gets up at 3am, when I woke him up to tell him the wind was blowing, he said "turn out the light they will be ok", but I just kept remembering Gertie with the wind and what if we got so much rain it flooded and the babies drowned.
So I found some pieces of wire and they were all rusty but they worked, I just had to keep telling myself to not poke my finger cause I need my tetnus shot but the doc wanted to wait till my shoulder was better. Later I found some of those fuzzy metal long things, pipe cleaners I think they call them, for crafts. So I was out there tying those around the coop and the sheet. Eric came out to see if I needed help, what a guy. There was quite a bit of lightning and I said "let's go in, this is all we can do". Then I prayed till I fell asleep.
So in between sleeping I got up every now and then with the flashlight to check on them, I got up when Jeff did and went out and all was well, and no more rain or wind, so then I really fell to sleep.
This morning they are running around having a grand old time, Alice is checking out more of the run and it looks like she has messed with the shavings I put in her bed. So I think we just need to get another tarp for the night in case of more wind and rain, and leave them. I need to move Fiji's old pen they were in away so she can't see it. I am wondering if Sammi's old dog crate would fit in there for them to use at night for more shelter, but I think it is too tall for the pen, and I hate to make more changes.
I can hear MAMMa, "don't waste a worry",and my sweet friend Rhonda who I called on the phone crying to "they are God's creatures too and we have to trust He will look after them" I think that is how she said. I love you Rhon.
Maybe God knew what he was doing giving us a special kid like Eric, only one to worry about, and no grandkids, I would be a basket case.
Thanks for all the emails and facebook messages, you are all the best.
Sorry for the extra post, but I wanted to let you know.
I'm so glad they're ok… Rhonda's pretty smart, one because she's picked you for a friend, and two because she's right, He will take care of them, and He did! 🙂 I'm so glad that they're ok. You are an amazing mom, people and chicken! Never be sorry for an extra post, you always make me smile… now go take a nap! lol <3
I appreciate knowing…. I've been wondering how they faired…. glad everyone is ok and hopefully you'll slip in a little nap later…..
kathy amstutz says
don't apologize for the extra post as we all suffered right along with you. Okay, maybe not as much as you did, but I'm sure everyone was as concerned as I was. Thank God they are all okay! After the problems with the chucklets, I wouldn't want anything more to happen to your 'babies'.
Wendy Carr says
I'm glad to hear tha everyone's okay. I know that God is supposed to take care of God's creatures, but, we need to do our part as well! Thanks for doing everything that you can 🙂