Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Be Careful Of What You Wish For

My Overtime shift was fine. I only worked a short shift (10pm to 6am), so had time for a short sleep with a Welsh terrier laid on my head before I had to get up to do the morning jobs.
When I walked over to the field, I spied two egg boxes sat on the dry stone wall, and thinking that someone had left them out for me ( as many of the villagers tend to do), I ignored them until I walked back into the cottage for that blissful "first coffee of the day"


In the  boxes were carefully placed 12, clean and intact bantam sized eggs , a fact that confused me greatly at first, that is until I took a closer look at them and realised that someone had actually left me a dozen guinea fowl eggs.


I have no idea where they have come from, but I suspect it is a gift from someone who had read my blog about my missing guinea hen, for written on the top of one box was the words 
"to help you replace Ivy "


As fate would have it Sorrel the buff who hatched the single chick, Celeste earlier in the year, has gone broody yet again, so on impulse I tipped the eggs into her nest and watched the big fat hen collect all twelve underneath herself with a collection of satisfied clucks..in a few weeks time we may have some keets on the field


People are so very kind are they not?
And So I have to post a BIG thank you to my "secret"  blog reader and egg leaver
Whoever you may be
ps/ Thank you Margaret from Babell, I found your note!

22 comments:

  1. That is a very kind and lovely of someone. Now get back to bed and have some sleep!

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  2. Lucky you. What will you do with them?

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  3. A very sweet gesture indeed! Your hen will be so content.

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  4. keep two females cro and sell the rest ( if any)

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  5. Sweet to think of a fluffy little herd of baby chickies. What a lovely thing for someone to do.

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  6. Well, it wasn't me. But that is a beautiful gift and it came from the heart.
    m.

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  7. that really was a lovely thought from someone. Do you think they will hatch; as I thought they had to be kept warm at all times?

    Gill in Canada

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  8. Aren't people awesome! (most of the time) :)

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  9. Surprise gifts are always the sweetest.

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  10. That's so nice to hear. Human nature can be a wonderful thing.

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  11. And here I was wondering how you were supposed to eat an extra dozen eggs! Not much of a farmer, am I? Well, good luck to your broody gal, I hope she is rewarded with a small flock to cluck over.

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  12. Karma,John, Karma.

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  13. That was so nice! Only in your village, John could people be so loving... must have rubbed off of you!

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  14. Wait! Margaret from Babell has taken credit?!? After I flew and drove all the way from Spain with those eggs!?!

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  15. Restores my faith in mankind!!! I know there are lots of good people out there, but it sure is nice to see the real evidence over and over again.

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  16. Margaret from Babell is obviously a good egg.
    Jane x

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  17. There's just something about village life.

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  18. What a lovely thought and deed. This is the first time I see Guinea Fowl eggs.

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  19. "watched the big fat hen collect all twelve underneath herself with a collection of satisfied clucks.." Thank you for that visual! Love it!

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  20. Are great hearts not wonderful ! Can't wait to see if they hatch or not?

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  21. Wonderful!
    Good luck, John! :o)

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