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Help, My Birds are Naked

MoltingMolting is the process of shedding and re-growing feathers. Both female and male birds molt. During the molt, egg production and male fertility decrease or cease. The first molt doesn't occur until the birds are going through their second autumn as adolescence is the start of adult ...

Land of Opportunity: Great-Grandmother Raised Geese in Old Country

My great-grandparent’s journey to the land of opportunity begins with geese and ends with chickens. When pullets are 5 months old, they begin to lay – first small eggs, then, for the rest of their lives, they lay regular-sized eggs. It was these first small eggs that my great-grandmother ...

Land of Opportunity: Greasing Railroad Tracks Slowed Down the Train

In the mid-1800s, my great-grandmother, Helena Halmos, came to America’s land of opportunity from Prussia. She married Christoff Meyer, from Trier, Germany, and they settled near Weeping Water, Nebraska. The railroad ran through the field just behind their stone house. (The old stone house is ...

Hard Work and Geese: Growing Up on a Missouri Family Farm During the Depression

Growing up on a Missouri family farm in the '20s and '30s gave me many bittersweet memories. Necessities for a big family were not easy to come by. Hard work and ingenuity along with determination kept us going through drought, crop failures, accidents and many childhood diseases. To remember ...

Open Session: November 2008

Drive-in theater – When I opened the July issue, it fell open to the Heart of the Home section, and my eye caught on the phrase “Twin Drive-In Theater” in a reader’s story (“Fireworks Bring Back Memories of Dad”). Surely this couldn’t be the same Twin Drive-In in Independence, ...

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