That is the premise anyway. Of course we can't count on anything being certain, and of course we could never provide fully for ourselves. But even if it is a fools' errand to try, it's something that keeps me busy and is positive and responsible to do.
I don't know if I'll ever actually feel 'comfortable' (secure), but that is the purpose and meaning behind my agenda.
I'd love to hear what you feel would give you back a sense of security. I'd love to hear what you're doing to gain some measure of 'comfortable' with the uncertainty we live with. What you decided to do FIRST...and why!!
There were never any eggs underneath her.
I found out she was just ‘broody’. She's wanting to hatch some chicks is all...
[Last August, I tried hatching eggs under a lamp...not a good outcome -only one of the two eggs was viable after candling, but it was a pretty green egg! Then the electricity went out and then the bulb went out overnight.]
...EATING AN EGG! I had to shoo her away from the remains- twice!
PS Today Broody Hen wanted outside with the others (in a bad way), so I let her out. She cackled the entire time between bites of corn scratch off the ground (she has food 24/7 available), but she seemed RAVENOUS!
She came out all nervous-like, and kept all of her feathers ruffled (lol, now I know where that term came from!) - but only the rooster pestered her. He ran after her 4 times and they squawked at each other. I think she was making herself appear 'larger than life' in order to keep herself safe from harm and he noticed and took it as a threat.
She rooted awhile under the brush and sunned herself, but this made me nervous - I ran in and turned all the heat lamps toward the eggs, and shoo'ed her up after a minute hoping she'd go back to the nest before any other hens discovered it... but an hour later I found her back on the nest, eggs safe and sound. Lots of chickies depend on her now, but she's doing her job -and I'm not only thrilled, but proud!
I spent some time at night getting better profile pictures of them, so I can learn to tell them apart. Fun stuff, but not that productive! They wouldn't stand still! LOL
All this fun, and chicks coming - takes my mind off the wearying bad news of the day.
One of the things I do every Monday is check out the Barn Hop- so many others on the same farmgirl/homesteading journey, you'll be amazed, inspired, and you're bound to learn something! Click the Barn Hop icon on the right-hand bar and see what I mean!