Friday, December 11, 2009
What's LUCK Got To Do With It...
Mom didn't win the random drawing for the nest box give away at the Life On A Southern Farm Blog.
The "winners" of the drawing for the free Hen Pals Nestboxes were Chickenboys and Donna, of Schoonover Farm . They're names were drawn from hundreds of entries from people longing to own one of those awesome, hand-crafted nest boxes made by the "FarmMan" in Georgia. They were LUCKY.
Typically, Mom doesn't have a lot of "luck". In fact, she's not a big believer in luck. Mom thinks she has to MAKE good things happen. That is why she campaigned SO hard ~ heck, she even recruited ME to help out with her campaign ~ to win one of the nest boxes. She asked friends that read her blogs to "vote" for her to win a nest box ~ and they DID! Her daughters both voted for her and asked their friends to do so as well. Mom probably had more entries in that drawing than anyone! But her name still wasn't drawn. So much for Luck.
Fortunatley, there are other factors that effect the outcome of events. Factors like generous and caring Farmers/busnessmen who can relate to people who are struggling to make ends meet. People like the FarmMan and his wife who didn't sell over 400 nest boxes this year because they were "lucky", but because they worked hard and created and marketed an excellent product!
No, Mom didn't 'get lucky'. But the FarmMan and Pam were so impressed by her efforts to win one of their fabulous nest boxes and so appreciated Mom's abiltity to get the word out there about their awesome products that they decided to GIVE her one, anyway! Not the single-hole, standard size nest boxes that were being given away in the drawing either. No sireee! They are giving Mom the three-hole BANTAM nest box that she has been drooling over for months!
Mom may not have the best of "Luck", but she's sure got great friends and wonderful kids!
She's got this beautiful 'farm' in the Bluff Country and Me and all my friends. And she's got those
stupid chickens with their really cool nest boxes!
Good Job, Mom!
Well said, Dreamer! I do want to thank Dream and everyone else who "campaigned" for me to win one of these fantastic nest boxes. My wonderful daughters ~ who even posted on their Facebook pages! ~ and my loyal blog readers who 'voted' for me on the Southern Farm Blog. Thank You from the bottom of my heart! And of course, I want to thank the FarmMan and his lovely wife, Pam for their generosity and all the hard work that they do to make quality products for our feathered friends.