Friday, June 8, 2012

Flat Aggie Visits!

A couple of weeks ago, we had a visitor! His name was Flat Aggie, if you have never heard of Flat Aggie, or his cousin, Flat Stanley, please click here!
Flat Aggie stopped by to help on the farm!
Of course, he was immediately drawn to the planter tractor.
He was going to drive, but he just couldn't quite reach.
We let him help us fill the hoppers with cotton seed instead!

 This is what the cotton looks like a couple of weeks after it was planted. We planted 705 acres of cotton this year.
We told Flat Aggie that around October, the cotton fields will look like this!
After the cotton is picked, ginned, and sent to spinning mills, it can be made into all of this stuff! Click the links to learn more!
 We also planted 155 acres of peanuts!
The peanuts grow under the ground, but are inverted, or flipped over, so they can be harvested with a combine. 
Flat Aggie can't wait until September when the peanuts are ready and can be made into all of this yummy stuff!

We also have 4 chicken houses!

The chicken houses hold 34,000 chickens a piece! The houses have automatic feeders, water, and are climated controlled! It takes 35 days to grow a 4 lb chicken, which is what we raise. These chickens are caught, we clean the houses, and then new baby chicks arrive!

 Flat Aggie tried to make friends with all the chickens, but they were a bit skiddish.

Phew! After all that hard work, Flat Aggie and the rest of the farmers are ready for tailgatin' in the field! Thanks for visiting us, Flat Aggie!


  1. This is a great adventure!! Thank you for hosting him!

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