Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Interesting Farm Facts

* One acre of soybeans can produce 82,368 crayons.
* The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.
* There are 47 different breeds of sheep in the U.S.
* One pound of wool can make 10 miles of yarn. There are 150 yards (450 feet) of wool yarn in a baseball.

* The heaviest turkey ever raised weighed 86 pounds.
* Mature turkeys have more than 3,500 feathers.
* Turkeys originated in North and Central America, and evidence indicates that they have been around for more than 10 million years.

* Cows can detect smells up to six miles away!

* Like snowflakes, no two cows have exactly the same pattern of spots.

(Excerpts from "FarmersFeedUs")


  1. Being a handspinner, I can't help but wonder at the 'one pound of wool makes 10 miles of yarn.' For a sweater, I usually order a kilo (2.2 lbs) to cover the yarn needs. There's way less than 20 miles of yarn in my sweaters, so that must be some mighty skinny yarn they're spinning!

  2. I just don't know so if you do find out the info is wrong, please let me know so I can change it!