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Family and Farming • Page 2 of 10 • “I'd rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.” ― George Washington

Dealing With Drought

Unloading Grain Into a Grain Wagon on a Farm

I stand under the shade of a grain bin to escape the searing sun, waiting for the signal to push in a gate lever over the grain bin sump to cut off the flow to the bin’s unloading auger. I then move to the control panel to turn off the power to that unloading auger. I’m here to save my husband from having to climb in and out of the grain bin multiple times for each wagonload of grain.

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Coca-Cola Cake

Coca Cola Cake Recipe

Yesterday I published The No Egg Chocolate Cake from the 1940’s, in response to Dollar Tree eliminating eggs from their store offerings. The 1960’s Coca-Cola Cake swings in a completely different direction from the 1940’s rationing of eggs, flour and sugar. The 1960’s was an era of extreme ingredients in comparison to twenty years prior. And this Coca-Cola Cake is a good example of that. This recipe will have you licking your fork AND plate, it’s that good!

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The No Egg Chocolate Cake

No Egg Chocolate Cake

Dollar Tree has announced it will stop selling eggs because they are losing money offering them at a flat price. Eggs are now too expensive to sell in their stores.

Dollar Tree offers most of its products at a flat rate of $1.25, with a selection of items for $3 and $5. It appears that eggs aren’t fitting Dollar General’s price-conscious outlook right now.

The No Egg Chocolate Cake from the 1940’s is a recipe that reflects high prices of all food during World War II. There was little sugar and flour during that time, so this recipe would be made only for special occasions.

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Is Farming the Best Job Ever?

Sunset after an ice storm

According to Andrew Van Dam’s recent Washington Post article, The happiest, least stressful, most meaningful jobs in America,  farmers, lumberjacks and foresters love their jobs the most. Lawyers self-report that they are the least happy profession in the United States.

Why in the world would the whitest of the white-collar professions have less career happiness than the bluest of the blue-collar professions?

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Herbed Potato Soup

Potato Soup

 According to the latest news report, inflation is cooling down. I guess no one was buying eggs the day they wrote the report… Herbed Potato Soup doesn’t contain eggs, and is downright good stuff, and cheap dinner fare!

I happened to be in the grocery store when they were practically giving away 5# bags of potatoes for 99¢ a bag. All of the ingredients add up to less than 50¢ per serving, and that’s with fresh herbs, whole milk, and butter! The bonus of it all is that it also tastes good!

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