Sunday, June 27, 2010

Living on the Farm

Today I want to tell you more about how life is here on the farm. Out here, it is the best for me, and I am pretty sure my family would agree with me. There are a lot of different animals on our farm. For example, we have a milking cow. I am the worst one to milk her! I just can't do it right! Well, maybe my brother is the worst, he can't do it either! When you are milking her by hand it takes about a half an hour or 45 minutes. Now we bought a milking machine and it only takes a few minutes.

There are also horses that I love riding. I am going to go to a summer camp and take horse riding lessons, how exciting!

There are also sheep, 10 or 15 of them. The only thing I do with the sheep is pet them. There are also a couple of llamas, they are there to protect the sheep from predators like coyotes.

We have one cat, one kitten and two dogs. One of the dogs killed my first chicken! I had only had the chicken two days, and the dog decided to eat her. I was sad, because I had been waiting so long to have a chicken again.

Now I finally have a whole flock of chickens! They are somewhere safe away from the dogs. There are 15 chickens, and it is my job to go out there every morning and feed them and water them. Then I take them outside and put them inside in the evening. This fall I think they will be laying eggs. Chickens are my favorite animal in the whole wide world.

That's all for now! Remember, you can ask questions in the comments section of my posts.

Also, now my blog is public. Please tell your friends to read my blog!

Friday, June 18, 2010

About your families...

I know it has been a long time since I have written something, but I have alot of stuff to let you know. I have been very busy for the past few weeks!

Let's start with the first thing that has been keeping me from writing. May 18th was my 12th birthday! I was busy planning my party. My birthday was so fun!

We also had many field trips at the end of the school year. For example, we went to a ranch, to a Native American River Honoring, and fishing for our Hooked on Fishing program at school. The field trips were all pretty cool. My favorite one was the River Honoring. We played some very fun Native American games that I had never played before, but the truth is I was pretty good at them.

Today I wanted to talk about something with other adopted kids who may be reading this blog. I know that you may be worried that I changed families. I don't think that you should think about moving into a different family, ever. You don't always feel comfortable. Nothing is perfect but heaven. You know, there is a saying, you should be happy with your adoptive family, and I believe it is true! For me it didn't work out very good. I didn't choose for it to happen, it just happened.

Everyone has hard times and you think it will be easier if you had a different family. But you know what, it's not always easier with my new family either! Everyone has their own different problems. The best thing to do is to work it out together with the people in your family, or anybody that you are having a problem with, like your best friend. That is the best thing to do!

I will write more soon about how my summer is going! Keep reading!

Saturday, May 8, 2010


Hello everybody, it's me again..Little Chicken.
I hope you are all enjoying my new blog.
I want to talk today about how Montana looks like Ethiopia.

It's good to have a memory about your first home-the mountains and fields and animals.
I just feel like home but I know something is missing, my other family and friends.
And my family and friends in both places make my life just right.
People are the same wherever they come from.

Sometimes I still dislike America but I will never dislike the family I am with or who I am. I know we can still get in fights or arguments but that will never break us up or anything. I love where I am and with who.

I know why God brought me here because He has a HUGE plan for me.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Advice to Parents

In my last blog entry, Kathryn asked a question.

I copied my answer to make a new blog post, in case you wanted to know the answer too.

Here it is:

Do you have any advice for parents of adopted children?

Hi Kathryn,

Thank you for your kind comments.

You asked a good question.

I think to be a good parent, you need to like what your child likes. For example, you should like the country they come from. If you don't like their country, you will probably not like them either.

I think it's also important to adopt a different age then the other children in your home. That is especially important to girls.

You need to listen to your children!

And if their parents have died, you need to understand that they don't think like other children. You need to let them tell all their stories. And sometimes they just want to be alone, you should let them have some time by themselves.

I also think you should not be really bossy because a lot of kids like me have never had any rules and they don't understand. And instead of punishing them, try to understand them more.

And PLEASE never,ever mention about running away!

Then you will have a great and wonderful family and you will
all live happily ever after
. =-)


Hello, it is me, Little Chicken again.

I hope you enjoyed my first blog, and I was wondering if you have any questions, anything that is on your heart. I will answer your questions if you will leave a comment, I want to be friends with you.

You know what? All I used to do was keep everything to myself. Then I realized if I don't share my feelings with anybody, it didn't feel good. When I heard that my birth father didn't want me with him in Ethiopia I was so mad and sad. Now, I am so glad he said that because I realize that this is where I am meant to be, here in America.

I know I want to go back and visit Ethiopia. I have so many plans and so many dreams for my country. I want to help my people. That is what this blog is about.

I pray all the time. I know it's easier to listen to the bad stuff, instead of the good things that God tells us to do. But, you know, when you spend time with God more and more everyday, he answers you! He really does! You should pray everyday, I know He will answer you. First, you should invite him into your heart and your life.

Thanks for reading my blog. God bless you, and see you next time!


P.S. On my blog, there is a followers section to the right hand side. Would you please click that button to become a follower? Thank you!


(Jesus, in Amharic)

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Beginning

Hello! This is Little Chicken.
I am adopted from Ethiopia.

I know how it feels to be away from the place where you belong. You know something? When I was in Ethiopia, I wanted to come to America very badly.

My birth mom passed away when I was six months old, and my dad left after that, so for the next ten years I lived with my aunt. I waited for two years to be adopted, then I was brought to America.

I hated America so much. There were a few reasons why. The new family I got...let's just say they were not the right fit for me. I guess they just never understood me, they didn't understand the stuff I had been through.

I did not know how to be in a family. I had never been in a big family with rules, I was just on my own for ten years. The stuff I went through in Ethiopia was wrong. The way I learned everything was really wrong.

I was even mad at God. I blamed him for taking my Ethiopian mom away, and I blamed him for having to come to America. Nothing worked out with my first adoptive family the way I wanted it to.

I don't think you want to know all the details anyway, so I moved to a new family in Montana instead. Do you want to know something really important? I don't have to blame God anymore. I think God brought me here for a reason, and that is a very good thing. So every one of you who is adopted, I don't think being adopted is a bad thing. You just need to give it time and BELIEVE IN JESUS...the one who you can trust is him. So, I say every one of you should believe in God.

I hope you enjoy my new blog.

This is a picture of me (I'm in the yellow) with my new mom and my nieces. They're adopted too!