The power of God and Nature… Amazingly SCARY! Everyone here is fine, although I almost lost a batch of chicks. I could hear them peeping for help through the rain and wind and knew something was wrong. Boy was I right.. They were basically drowning. Mama hen barely had enough purchase to keep her position steady, and the chicks were under her wings.
I quick scooped up the mama and moved her to higher ground, and then had to lunge to catch the chicks before they were swept away in the current.
I made sure that everyone else was safe and sound as the wind was whipping around and the rain was pelting down, up to my ankles in water and mud. I get back in the house with a feeling of “all is well” and my husband says “you’re a nut”
What? They are my responsibility. It is my job to make sure that they are safe and happy. I could hear the little guy peeping in distress… How could I not go out?
His response… “We are in the middle of a tornado.. and you’re out checking on the animals. You are a nut.”
The storm raged for about an hour or so.. It may have gone on longer than that but I was asleep and didn’t notice. This morning, Thank God, Everything and everyone was alright. The only loss was a little rabbit food. Even the plants are okay. 🙂
I do have a lot of cleaning to do but I can handle that.
I am so grateful that my family and animals are safe and sound from the storm. that there were no serious injuries or damage. I am Praying today for those that were not so lucky.
I am grateful that I could save those four little chicks. I take my job of caretaker very seriously. Even though some of those chicks are destined to cross my table, I try to make the life they have as natural and protected as I can. Everything deserves to have a good life.
I am grateful that the storm is over and my friend can fly in without too much worry.