Yesterday I was talking to a man near the Big Sandy River in Eastern Kentucky. We were discussing his family name and heritage and the discussion of the migration of many eastern Kentuckians to Detroit, Dayton, Cleveland, etc. He mentioned that his parents would work in the summers in Ohio in the "mulk" fields. He did not know the spelling of the word, and I had not heard it before. He said that it was agricultural and was related to planting and harvesting vegetables. (He mentioned radishes). The family would return after the season to Prestonsburg, Martin, and other areas along the Big Sandy.