Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Fun stuff for the unveiling and my Bald Chicken and Sun block story....

In the next couple of days I will let you know some of the contest we will be running on the 27th when we unveil the new design team and new exciting things added to the website. You will be able to win RAKs and just have fun joining in. The plan is the message board will be up and running so we will have some little contest there to win RAKS. I will also post some other details on ways to win if you are not able to make it to the message board that day. So keep checking back on my blog for details. I am getting really excited about who will win for the DT and then also having a gallery for photos, message board and showing off some new products. We will be working up to a sneak peak for the First AMR Kit which is released Feb 1st.

So as I said last night life is busy so I will run a couple re-runs. Here is a story about me a couple of years ago. You have to know me to understand that I would do anything to help someone or some animal. This story will make you understand just how far I will go.
Enjoy




This is a picture of Lucy, as most all of her feathers grew back. The area that is still bald took months to come in fully. Wasn't she darling?

Many years ago when we lived on five acres I decided to start a farm. Well my idea of a farm being a city girl who grew up in San Diego. Let me skip past the no running water, bunny and goats part of the story. I will give you that one another day. Fast forward to Lucy the bald chicken. My sister more the country girl then I was ever going to be raised chickens. So one day while I visited her and her four kids she asked me to stay inside with the kids. When I asked what she was going to do she told me she had to shoot a chicken. ACKKKKK!!! Shoot it???? Like shoot it dead? She said yep, the other chickens will kill it if I don’t and I have to be humane about it. Well what happened was the other MEAN WICKED EVIL chickens started picking on this one. They plucked her feathers out one by one. I guess with Chickens once they get to blood they do not stop their pecking and would have killed this chicken. Okay so I see my sister did not want this chicken to die a slow horrible death. She asked me do you want to see if before I shoot it? Sure when was the last time I saw a bald chicken before it’s death? Well let me say this chicken looked just like what you buy at the grocery store to eat. Except it had black feathers on her feet and head. I instantly felt even more horrible for this sweet creature. My sister said she would grow her feathers back if she could keep her from the other chickens. Here is where it all happened…. Fast forward a bit more… I had two goats and one bunny in a fenced in area of my yard. I came home and tossed my newly named bald chicken, Lucy, into the fenced area. The other animals were not real sure of her but did okay with her. The next day I hear my husband say “ hey is that a chicken in the goat pen? It has no feathers but looks like a chicken”. Me who was told NOOOO more animals looked out the same window and said “ hmmmmm looks kinda like a chicken.” Then he knew that I had smuggled her in! Our pen was not all shaded and it was now the middle of summer. We live in the high desert so it can get pretty warm. When I went out to feed my animals I noticed Lucy was a bit red. So this is where I admit I am a nut!! I ran in the house and came out with sun block and rubbed Lucy all down with it. My neighbors on one side, of course I happened to lived right in the middle of REAL country people, saw me doing this to Lucy. The man yelled hey are you oiling that chicken up to cook? His wife yelled what are you doing with a bald chicken? I had to explain the story to them. If you listen closely you can still here them laughing. I remember hearing “ Oh Stacey shoot that chicken and eat her!!” What is it with country people wanting to eat everything on the land? I sun blocked Lucy the whole summer. She grew feathers in very slowly. The middle of her back took the longest to grow back. Lucy would come out of the pen every morning jump into my lap and let me rub her down with her sun block and just sit there like a cat and enjoy the company. She really was a sweet chicken, her and I became friends. She would sleep cuddled up to the goats. Sometimes I could look out and see her riding on one of their backs. You can’t even start to imagine how cute they were all together. Once Lucy grew most of her feathers in she started laying me one green egg a day, rain, snow, or desert heat she was faithful to me for that one egg and I always knew it was her way of saying THANK YOU!! So I hope my chicken story made you feel as warm and cuddly as it did me remembering the story and typing it out for you. I had thought of embellishing the story to make it super exciting but I like the real story of Lucy. Lucy lived a wonderful pampered life until she was so old she did not wake one morning. I know she is in Heaven living happily ever after now. Any time I see a green egg I always remember Lucy with great fondness.

8 comments:

Heather said...

You are so silly and sweet. If you had a pig you could've had green eggs and ham!!

All moments remembered said...

ACKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK that would have meant eating the pig!!! I wanted a cow once and my dh said NO way!! He was not going to feed a cow for the rest of it's natural life!! He knew I would have it until it died of natural causes!! I am a huge sucker for animals!! :)

Jenn said...

That is such a sweet, funny story. Thanks for sharing it.

TiteC said...

Your chicken makes me think of my cat... when I was a little girl I had a cat (persan cat) and he just lost ALL his fur at the beginning of spring...

Linda said...

awwwww, that is such a great story. I used to smuggle animals onto my property too....lol... because I'm such a sucker for them.

Aleta1314 said...

lol! Seriously, sounds like something I might do. I don't think I could ever kill and cook an animal myself... I have a hard time cooking a whole chicken from the store!

Kelli said...

Oh that story...lol. I was chuckling through most of it. I cannot believe you sunscreened a chicken all summer...

too silly!

Anne Marie said...

This is such a precious story! What a dear heart you have! Well, one of these days I'll have to tell you the story about my dad saving our cat. I look forward to more of these stories -- they are so much fun to read!