Slow Cooker Potatoes with Butter and Thyme

This is a great side dish, put together in no time.  I love the flavor the bacon, bay leaves and peppercorn give it.  The potatoes are nice and soft, but not mushy.  Great side!  Enjoy!
-5 slices bacon, roughly chopped
-2 tsp thyme, divided
-4 lbs potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
-2 tsp salt
-2 bay leaves
-6 black peppercorns
-4 cups chicken broth
-4 Tbs unsalted butter, sliced
Layer the bacon on bottom of slow cooker.  Sprinkle half the thyme on top.  Add the potatoes, salt, bay leaves and peppercorns.  Pour chicken broth over potatoes.  Sprinkle remaining thyme and the butter on top.  Cover and cook on low for 5 hours.  
Remove bay leaves and peppercorn.  Scoop out the potatoes with a slotted spoon and enjoy!