Sunday, February 12, 2012
Today's picture shows sharecroppers picking corn. The picture was taken in 1939 near Orange Country, North Carolina. I do not completely understand those pyramid shaped bundles of stalks you see in Corn fields. Why are the stalks gathered in bundles like that? Is that before or after they take the corn ears off?
Well, over time, the population of Chickie town has diminished, at least when it comes to hens. We are down to about 7 hens, and they are getting older and don't produce the number of eggs that they used to. So, we ordered more baby chickies. We ordered some Black Star chickens, and some Easter Layers. The Black Star lay lots of brown eggs and the eggs are big and beautiful. Also, the Black Star chickens are very tame and friendly. When you go out there, they like to run up and talk to you. The Easter Layers also are friendly and lay lots of big eggs. These chickens lay colored eggs. The eggs are pastel shades of blue, green, pink, aqua and so forth. So, we should have a nice mix of eggs and chickens soon.