Around here, locals know the best place for a little entertainment is down at Everett’s South Side Team Track, but ongoing railway construction projects continue to block access to the area. So, this week, we turn our attention to Everett’s lesser known, and somewhat quirky, North Side Team Track.

Earlier today, Farmer Brown’s annual shipment of Peep chicks arrived safely. These birds are usually quite sluggish and easy to handle after a long rail journey. No one, not even Brown, expected the flock to so eagerly exit the car. Within seconds of opening the door, the birds had completely overwhelmed the team track platform.

Chuck, a night watchman over at the power plant, was unfazed by the invasion. He even took a break from his lunch to share his unique observation of the situation, “Looks like you got some birds there, eh Brown?”

Brown was too occupied by the feathery fiasco to take notice.

Having lived through Slugfest, Isaac Reynolds, General Manager of the CT&V, was not particularly affected by the day’s events.

Although it took some time, Brown was able to coax the birds into the back of his truck. In just a couple of weeks, these little chicks will have fully grown into deliciously plump marshmallow chicks!

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