Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Extra Money

 Many  small farmer's in Laurel Co. Kentucky looked for ways to supplement their income during the 1950's. 

The state's broiler industry was experiencing growth during that time.

A lot of the farmers, started contracting with the broiler Industry to raise chickens.

The broiler Industry  provided the chicks, feed, medication and technical advise, and  helped you with the supervision needed for the operation.

Also they were helping with financing of the broiler house if you needed it .

The company retained ownership of the birds and helped you to grow their flocks until they were ready to ship out to the slaughter house.
 The growers needed man power in loading  their chickens for market when that time came  .

Earl Williams one of the first  farmers in our neighborhood to join the program, employed our family to help him with that.

We were happy to help Earl, seems like he gave us a dollar each for our effort.

Earl and the other farmers in the program didn't get rich for their effort in raising the chicks .

Neither did we in catching them.

But it was extra money to the farmers as well as for us.

The dollar we made for our part,  maybe Isn't a lot of money in todays standard .

 For us kids back then it seemed like a Hugh amount.

We  felt super rich for awhile, after receiving it, and we couldn't wait to get to the store so we could spend it.

Until Next Time.   God Bless.

My Meditations by,   Coleman

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