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Notes from a Country Kitchen


Fri, Aug 10th, 2001
Posted in Columnists

Annabelle Kvam Monday, August 13, 2001

In all this HOT and humid weather I was glad I didnt have to sit down and milk cows by hand or have to help getting meals for all the threshers like years ago. When we get older, we wonder how we ever did do all the work in the heat as now we have air-conditioners in our homes, stores, offices, and churches, arent we spoiled. I think of all the pop, lemonade and kool-aid that we drink in a day compared to cold water we pumped on a hot days and mother would make us lemonade and she had to squeeze the lemons by hand, no ready made lemonade those hot days, but when she had it made, boy! was it delicious while we were haying or shocking grain.
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Chuckle

Dont Count Your Chickens

Ole was a farmer in the old country. One day he decided to try raising chickens and ordered 300 starter chicks from the co-op. About a week later, he returned and said every single chick had died. The clerk was dumb-founded. He contacted the hatchery, which sent out 300 new starter chicks, plus an extra 50 to make up for the farmers inconvenience. Ole took them home, but a week later he was back again. The clerk was flabbergasted and called the hatchery again. This time they sent Ole 400 chicks, alas, a week later Ole was back with the same complaint. The clerk called hatchery and asked what to do. They suggested Ole send one of the chicks to the Ministry of Agriculture and ask for an opinion, which he did.

Im enclosing one of my dead starter chicks, Ole wrote.

Am I planting them too deep, or is there another problem?

I dont know, the Ministry of Agriculture wrote back,

Send us a soil sample.
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Isnt it amazing to realize by fifty you have spent over fifteen years in bed and three years eating.
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If you feel dog-tired at night, maybe its because you growled all day.
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From a newspaper wedding announcement: This is the third marriage for the groom. He has been in two wars.
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My face in the mirror,
isnt wrinkled or drawn.
My furniture is dusted,
the cobwebs are gone.
My garden is lovely,
so is my lawn.
Dont think Ill ever put
my glasses back on!
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Why?
1. Why are a wise man, and a wise guy opposites?

2. Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things?

3. Why is phonics not spelled the way it sounds?

4. Why do we .....
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Aug 3rd, 2001
Posted in Columnists

Annabelle Kvam Monday, August 6, 2001

Did you get to the fair? Doesnt seem possible how fast time goes and now the fair is over till next year. Years ago the fair was held later, like the very last days of August. My dad and I always went as ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Jul 27th, 2001
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, July 30, 2001

Why do we have weddings in July when it is so hot! I was to a wedding Saturday, July 21st at Goodhue, MN and it was hot but on the way it rained just a little so it cooled off a degree or two. The church wa ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Tue, Jul 24th, 2001
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, July 16, 2001

Was reading the Reader paper about the old mill in Pickwick, Minn., about 15 miles from Winona. When I drive through Rushford I always remember what my grandpa told me, how he would leave Harmony with a big ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Jul 20th, 2001
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, July 16, 2001

Was reading the Reader paper about the old mill in Pickwick, Minn., about 15 miles from Winona. When I drive through Rushford I always remember what my grandpa told me, how he would leave Harmony with a big ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Jul 13th, 2001
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, July 16, 2001

Was reading the Reader paper about the old mill in Pickwick, Minn., about 15 miles from Winona. When I drive through Rushford I always remember what my grandpa told me, how he would leave Harmony with a big ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Jul 6th, 2001
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, July 9, 2001

What a wonderful day, Sunday, the weather was great. I just couldnt believe what a difference 12 hours could make. Saturday, June 30th was a very hot, humid day - but the next day Sunday, July 1st was nearl ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Jun 29th, 2001
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, July 2, 2001

The American Dream
Yesterday, I walked across a rolling field
Once battled scared and torn
Imagined I could hear the voices of soldiers
Their faces tired and worn
What did they feel, th ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Jun 22nd, 2001
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Annabelle Kvam June 25, 2001

My heart goes out to all those people that have flood problems and the poor farmers trying to get their hay up. Last week Wednesday four of us girls were going to Stewartville to pick up my sister and between Wykof ..... 
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