Happy Friday! I hope this finds you safe and healthy. These days people are trying their hand at a lot of different things, some with better success than others.
The Corona-virus has impacted many different aspects of our lives. I read an article citing data from Scotts Miracle-Gor indicating that, compared to a year ago, 36% more Americans are trying to grow their own vegetables, herbs and tomatoes this year. I came across other stories stating that raising chicken has become a popular pandemic project.
Then there was the story about the life-long city-slicker who decided that he was going to start raising chickens. He figured if he was going to all the trouble of raising chickens for his family, he might as well get extra chickens so that he could raise and sell them to friends and neighbors.
He built a few large coups on his property and searched out the nearest chick supplier. He went and purchased 100 chicks. He was excited to get started on this new and. Hopefully, profitable hobby.
Two weeks later he was back. His chick supplier asked him how things were going. The new chicken-farmer said, “Not too good. All 100 chickens died.”
The man replied “Oh, I can’t believe that. I’ve never had any trouble with my chickens. Tell you what, I’ll give you 100 more.”
Another two weeks went by, and the chick supplier stopped by to see how the new batch was progressing. The new farmer just shook his head and said, “You’re not going to believe this, but the second 100 chickens died too.”
Astounded, the chic supplier asked, “I just don’t understand. Any idea what went wrong?”
Well, says the new farmer, “I’m not sure. But I think I’ve narrowed it down that I am either planting them too deep or too far apart.”
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken.” ~ Frank Perdue