If you’ve ever read the book, The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom, then you’ll understand why our little lone survivor is named after her. Corrie ten Boom has been a source of inspiration since I read her book, and researched her life. Corrie ten Boom survived the holocaust while being held at the Ravensbruck concentration camp, and of course all the tragedies that were a part of her time held in captivity. She survived, when many around her, including much of her family did not.Last Saturday we placed a “have a heart” trap on the top of the coop to try and catch a rat or two by chance. It was Corrie’s lifesaver. She found her way in to the trap, and triggered the door closed to keep her inside and the culprit that destroyed the rest of the Hooligan’s from getting to her. This is where we found her. Huddled, scared and ready for anything but where she was. I could think of no better name for our lone survivor than Corrie. She too has faced a holocaust of her own. It is a vision that does not leave our memories and not one that needs to be shared with others.
Since Corrie was our only survivor, and chickens get depressed if not with a flock, we needed to either give her away, or bring her some new friends. We’ve decided to stare evil in its face and bring her new friends. There is one thing about our family, we are nothing if not tenacious and we just couldn’t get rid of her after everything. She’s our last link. I’ll have more on the new editions, and how we are going to deal with the overhead invasion tactic used in a following post.