Friday, March 21, 2014

Belzoni, MS 3/21/2014 - Part 1

On the road again Friday March 21
Since we had catfish on this trip when we learned there is a Catfish Museum,
we had to check it out.
 It's in the town of Belzoni, MS.
I scurried around town to take photos of the Catfish Artwork.

So I had to run around town taking pictures of their artwork.
In nature catfish are generally bottom feeders.  In farming catfish the food is on the 'top." 

 As we drove by catfish ponds we saw these aerators slowly revolving.


 The clay soil of the Delta region provides a leak resistn soil for the ponds.
 Belzoni is in the west central part of Mississippi.

 Interesting brickwork on this building.

 Confederate and World War I Memorial.

 Now a Day Care Center, previously might have bee a Coca Cola distributor.

We talked with a lady who had been a catfish farmer.  Now it is difficult to compete with the imported fish from China and Vietnam.  She had 54 ponds in 716 water acres.  Catfish farming is a 24 - 7, 12 months a year operations.  She talked about checking the oxygen of the ponds, adjusting the aerators when needed.
 Share the Road.
 We went to "Lunch Basket" for some Soul Food.
Catfish, frog legs, shrimp and the fixin'.

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