Surviving Minnesota!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Bogtown Chick, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. Cluckies

    Cluckies Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You said it! [​IMG]
     
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  2. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Interesting article, No reason to sell eggs at $1.75 like those Craigslist ads in St Cloud were!! I want 8 bucks a dozen instead of the 9+ Costco gets!
     
  3. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    My Parents never planted many potatoes, but my Grandpa use to plant 5-10 acres of them. As I recall they would use the reds as "new" potatoes and kind of a summer potato and the whites (russets) as a winter potato. I happen to like both, I like New potatoes and reds as soon as they are marble sized and the whites for baking and mashing in the winter. I guess we never really change our eating habits from when we were kids.
     
  4. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where do yellow potatoes (Yukon golds for example) fit into this?
     
  5. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    I think it was $9 something for 18. But still that's some serious coin for eggs. Good article. Nicely raised birds. I wish I had a milder climate varying only 11 degrees each year. They look great out on those green pastures though...don't they?
     
  6. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    (exclaiming) Poop. Yukon gold were unknown when I was a kid, I bet my grandparents went to their graves without knowing they even existed.



    I am getting really good at not swearing. My DW is even looking at me strange when I say Poop, or Gosh darn now,
     
  7. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    With us being Minnesota the 11 degrees we would have would be from 19-30 below..


    My MIL just brought me a paper from Rochester with an article of someone selling turkeys to stores in the Twin Cities for 7 bucks a pound!


    BR,, You owe me another 200 bucks on yours now!
     
  8. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm about ready to escape the office for my 4 day weekend! I am so ready!
     
  9. Cluckies

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    Woot woot!


    I think the Yukon gold is an early type potato as a well, like an early red. So probably would not store as well. I've had good luck with a white Kennebec potatoes in storage, (I think that was the name), and another potato, can't remember the name, real thick skin, maybe a russet, but not sure though.
     
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  10. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Thanks to Google and Bing I am now a potato expert!

    It appears the "yellow" potato is from Peru and is an early potato, it was used extensively in Europe. It was not introduced to the US until the 1980s.

    Potatoes were considered Pig Food! amazing...


    http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/PotatoHistory.htm



    An interesting read, no idea how factual it is.
     

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