In the Brooder
- May 31, 2012
After the tornado ripped thru Joplin,Mo ( killing 163 people and destroying 1800 houses and another 300 businesses) we went to a church to donate some eggs for the feed program (church cooked for survivors families and helpers) we handed them 5 doz. eggs , the old guy helping ( he was from St.Louis...city slicker) opened one carton and said " Thanks , we'll have to use these quick , they're already turning brown".......it took me a minute to regain my wits..then I tried to explain to him there are brown and white and colored eggs etc depending on chicken breeds .....he totally thought I was crazy.....I decided it was a lost cause to teach him anything.....so we turned to leave and a church member came up and thanked us and said she collected colored eggs on her grandparents farm and was not worried about age etc.....the guy was 60+ years and hadn't seen or heard off brown eggs.....unbelievable!!!