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#1 stack em up

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Posted 05 August 2020 - 02:47 PM

Ever since the first time I read it, my favorite book of all time was Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder. It’s what I imagined I would have been had I been born 100 years earlier. Anyway, in it Almanzo talks of how he raised the grand champion pumpkin for the fair by feeding it milk. Cut a slit in the vine, stick a wick into it and from there down into a bucket of milk. I always wanted to try it but never did. Anyway, as a science experiment, my son and I are gonna try it and see how it all shakes out. Not sure who is more excited, me for the possibility of a larger than normal pumpkin or my son for the certainty of pumpkin bread at the end of the experiment! And these pumpkins are of the “pasture pumpkins” brand of pumpkin my wife has been selling thru school. I fed the cows the pumpkins, they poop the seeds into the pasture and pumpkins grow. People seriously can’t get enough of them for some damn reason.

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Posted 05 August 2020 - 10:15 PM

Keep us posted....sounds interesting, raw milk?

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Posted 06 August 2020 - 08:31 AM

Scary.  My daughter has that book and a couple of years ago I read it and really enjoyed it.  Out of all the book, that was the part that sticks out the most.  Thanks for sharing and trying this. 

 

I always wanted to, but laziness prevails and also the fact we're going on 4 years of hailed out gardens.  Thanks Stack.

 

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Posted 06 August 2020 - 09:50 AM

Is this where white pumpkins come from?  Wouldn't that be a racist pumpkin then? Could help myself, had to ask. :P  :D  :lol:

 

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Posted 06 August 2020 - 12:13 PM

Keep us posted....sounds interesting, raw milk?


No, I’ve been using whole milk. Not one dairy within 20 miles of me anymore.
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Posted 07 August 2020 - 06:42 AM

Is this where white pumpkins come from? Wouldn't that be a racist pumpkin then? Could help myself, had to ask. :P :D :lol:

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No...it’s racist of you to even suggest that some pumpkins may get their systemic whiteness from something like Milk....it’s something they’re born with Larry, everyone knows that....for cryin out loud. '
Trying to “blame it on the Milk”. For Pete’s sake, C’mon Man! :o.....just the fact that you implied that these pumpkins may indeed be racist, because of their whiteness really begs the question.....do you need to check your privilege? I think you do.....
The Milk industry has had a rough go of it the last few years Larry, from letting “milked” almonds, and smashed soy products competing for valuable shelf space....now you’re gonna come around with a Racist threat/observation . It’s folks like you, that dont even know you’re being racist....you have whiteness so engrained into the DNA that you’re hopeless/clueless...if you have a friend of color, send them $20 the next time you see them....it’s just a conditioning step, meant to get your mind and pocketbook heading in the right direction. You’ll be ok, but it’s gonna be some work....I can tell just by your lack of wokeness to this FACT that it will get harder before it gets easier....some never recover. Don’t worry, you can never really fully “recover”....even if you give away your vehicles, house, land, wife (I bet she’s got evil whiteness genetics as well, she would have too living with someone so systemically racist) you still have your whiteness!
They will find out where you live and what you do for a living and they will cancel you and your family tree before you.....obviously racism has to be canceled throughout your lineage. Its really the only way....You racist bigot you :P
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Posted 07 August 2020 - 07:21 AM

....obviously racism has to be canceled throughout your lineage. Its really the only way....You racist bigot you :P

 

So I was born this way?  My older sisters always told me Dad & Mom found me under a rock.  Wow, all these years.................... I was clueless.  Thanks Dawg for enlightening me, I guess you really are the 'Big Dawg' for a reason.  :lol:  :D  :P

 

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Posted 08 August 2020 - 05:31 AM

Maybe you really should use chocolate  milk :D


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Posted 08 August 2020 - 06:15 AM

Maybe you really should use chocolate  milk :D

Chocolate milk comes from brown cows IIRC.  :lol:  :D

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Posted 08 August 2020 - 08:41 AM

Chocolate milk comes from brown cows IIRC.  :lol:  :D

 

Yes, but you have to make them run a bit to get it mixed well before milking.


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Posted 08 August 2020 - 12:10 PM

Chocolate milk comes from brown cows IIRC.  :lol:  :D

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My grandfather had people on his milk route during the Great Depression that believed that chocolate milk came from brown cows



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Posted 08 August 2020 - 05:11 PM

My kids believed it for many years as well....



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Posted 11 August 2020 - 05:49 AM

Lol, I’ve never even heard that one...

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Posted 30 August 2020 - 11:41 AM

So hows the milk thing working, ya gonna need the loader to lift it ?



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Posted 30 August 2020 - 12:44 PM

So hows the milk thing working, ya gonna need the loader to lift it ?


Not as well as I had expected. I couldn’t keep the milk tub full for Jake the black lab and couple momma kitties drinking it all the time!
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