Yesterday Mr. Gibson hen became trapped in some wire and her seven chicks went running amok. They are still too small for Slim to round up and escaped into small openings. I thought Mama Gibson would go looking for them as soon as released from the trap but this is what she did. She went in the hen house and stood beside their birth nest box. She paced back and forth and made a repeat clucking noise (in a special tone of voice). Slim and I came in the house and watched out the window. I was about to give up in sorrow when suddenly the chicks appeared around the corner of the barn. By nightfall all seven were safely tucked in the nest with mom. The moral of the story is "Listen to mother!"
Hope everyone has a safe and happy Memorial Weekend. We are expecting lots of kids and grandkids. Take some time to reflect on the meaning of Memorial Day and the memories we respect.