Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series about the CCC camp in Platt National Park.
Backyard poultry projects are growing in popularity. There is a surge in backyard egg production and folks enjoying the hands-on experience. Unfortunately, backyard production seems to coincide with Salmonella outbreaks in humans. Salmonella outbreaks associated with backyard poultry have been reported in the United States for many years.
Safely Returning to Work
Spring and early summer cuttings often present the greatest risks for hay fires because of the difficulties of drying hay before baling. No matter the time of year, if rain is in the forecast, hay producers are often tempted to bale at a little higher moisture content to avoid weather damage. If hay is baled too wet and packed too tightly into storage, severe heating can occur causing significant dry matter and quality losses or worse – a hay fire.
I am a Freedman citizen of the Choctaw Tribe, quarter blood Choctaw Indian and three quarter negro. I was born in what was called Gaines County when the Choctaw tribe had control in this country, later named Latimer County. I have been living in this county 63 years.