Wednesday, July 22, 2009
At the risk of this becoming poultry week, my photographs today are from the farm of Mr and Mrs E D Snider of Liberty, North Carolina. Mr and Mrs Snider grow chickens for the home grower and free range producer market. If you want a few good chickens to produce eggs in your backyard, the Snider farm is the place to go, for a half dozen, or for hundreds. Interesting and great people, I always enjoy going by their farm. Mr Snider ran a feed and fertilizer business for years, and his wife works for the US Post Office in Pittsboro. They live on land that was part of her family's (the McMasters) original 18th century land grant. I love to talk to people in our area who are still able to produce a livelihood from the land.
Below is a "Production Red" hen we bought from the Sniders.
(photographs copyright 2009 by Dan Routh)