Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 1936

Cold and windy
10 [degrees] below zero this eve-
paths blowed full-
Shovelled them out and done all the chores-
got three eggs* today-
Rec'd letter from Alice^-
Mother has been fine all day-

Chicken eggs (Taken or created by Fir0002)*

*I believe this is the 1st mention of eggs in all the times Irene has discussed (or implied about) the chickens. The days are getting longer, so more sunlight may be helping the girls along in their laying. The low temperatures are not helping. I found an great article on chickens & laying eggs in winter on a website called Local Harvest if you are interested. (Above image from Wikipedia.)

^Alice Fletcher. You can find an image of Alice on the Jan. 5, 1936 post.


  1. I used to love gathering the eggs from the hen house. No matter how many I found, it always felt like I had discovered a treasure.

    1. When I was a kid we had a few hens, but they never seemed to lay in the same place. So finding eggs was an adventure.


Thanks for visiting this flashback to 1936. I'm sure Irene would be pleased! We'd love to hear from you.