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I am a 29-ish yr old married mother of 8. My family is my life and I wouldn't have it any other way. My darling husband is my very best friend and together we are raising 8 of the best kids in the world! They are Rose(12) Sarah(12) Ammon(10) Malachi(8) Gabriel(7) Hannah(5) Maggie(4) and Abbie(3) We currently own 2 dogs, 1 bird, 5 chinchillas, 1,000,000 rabbits, 1 cat, 4.5 horses, and one ferret. We just purchased a home that is definately a "fixer-upper", with land and room for the kids to roam. Our goal is to run a mostly self sustaining farm and live in peace as we grow as a strong family unit. We have seen our fair share of hardships, but we are thankful for the many blessings the Lord gives us on a regular basis!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

2 Truths and a Lie

First, I'd like to thank you for not pointing out that I had spelled the word truths incorrectly!

Now as for the answer...

Cali was right! I was never in a well for nine hours!

As for the baby chick... I really did kill a baby chick on purpose by snapping it's neck with my bare hands. This SHOCKED my husband! I had hatched 17 out of 24 eggs (an awesome turn out) in an incubator for a science project. I LOVED my chickens and wanted to keep them all. I named them and fed them. They would even follow me around our yard.
The sad thing was that one day I left the chicks out side for just a few minutes in a make shift cage. My dog Boots knocked over the cage and crushed a couple. There was on named Goliath (as in David and Goliath) that didn't die right away. I sat holding this dying chick for over an hour. I called my Mom at work and begged her to come home and "take care of it". She obviously couldn't leave for a chicken. I cried and cried.
Finally I couldn't take it's pathetic little peeps any more. So I, well you know...TALK ABOUT TRAUMATIZING!

YES, I did hitch hike across Illinois. I was stupid. I was wrong. AND if any of you EVER tell any of my children I will shoot you and bury your bodies where they will never be found! Remember, I live in the desert!


Leisha said...

You are stronger than I! You did the right thing, but how hard!

Darryl and Cindy said...
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Darryl and Cindy said...

In our family we would just shoot it to put it out of it's misery. But then you know us. The Big Family in the Little woods kind of people. :-)

leschornmom said...

we lived in the city and it was a baby chick...not much of a target.

Stephanie said...

OK, so I started down at the bottom of your blog to read what I hadn't seen before I worked my way up to this post, so now you can laugh at me for posting the wrong answer after you'd already posted the right one. After hearing the story behind it, it's not as big of a shock or surprise. That sounds very much like you.

William said...

How are you going to shoot me? I already know that you guys don't keep guns around.

leschornmom said...

Hmmm! Just because I don't have a gun now doesn't mean I can't get one!