I like to watch episodes of Little House on the Prairie on YouTube. It's a great show. I was rewatching the first regular episode called "A Harvest of Friends." There was a pilot movie before this episode. Anyway, the Ingalls family moves to Walnut Grove. Charles is walking to town one morning and finds the doctor with a broken wheel. Charles repairs the wheel so the doctor can drive his buggy to town. Later, the doctor comes to Charles and says that everyone is paying their medical bills with chickens so he has more chickens than he knows what to do with, and the doctor gives Charles four chickens for helping with the wagon wheel. From then on Caroline Ingalls is selling chicken eggs to Mrs. Oleson at the mercantile, the family soon has a flock of chickens, and they are eating fried chicken on a regular basis. Charles often says he is having chicken and biscuits for lunch. It is just interesting how people used chickens and eggs to barter with, as well as for food. It seems that many people might have starved during hard times without chickens. With chickens, a milk cow, and a garden a person should have plenty of food to eat. Anyway, just an observation, or a rambling.