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Texas country reporter chicken ladyTexas Country Reporter turns fifty in October 2022. Each week until then, we’ll share classic episodes from the show’s history and behind-the-scenes reflections from TCR’s creator and host, Bob Phillips. When I first met Mary Ann Fordyce on her farm in Bellville, Texas, in 2014, I wasn’t quite sure she was glad to see me. Her frank talk and straightforward ways sent an instant message.“The males of a species can be useless,” she said, while looking directly in my eyes.“You don’t feel that way about . . . about us?” I stammered.“Are you asking me if I think men are worthless, Bob?” she asked.I decided to change the subject to the reason we came to see Mary Ann: chickens.Only, you need to know first that most people don’t call her by her real…

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