Farmer Shares Brilliant Tips To Keep Strawberries Fresh

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Oct 042017
 

Lots of us like to stock our refrigerators with delicious fruits and vegetables during a trip to the supermarket. Especially in the summer!

Fruits, like strawberries, are refreshing and packed with vitamins and minerals that are good for us and keep us healthy.

Strawberries are filled with antioxidants, vitamin C, folate, potassium, manganese, fiber, and magnesium, according to Organic Facts.

 
The are even said to improve eyesight, brain function, high blood pressure, arthritis, gout, and several cardiovascular diseases. Strawberries are even linked to boosting the immune system and preventing certain cancers, as well as premature aging.

Farmer Shares Brilliant Tips To Keep Strawberries Fresh

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It’s a shame to spend all that money on our strawberries only to find that they get slimy or covered in mold when we reach for them in our refrigerators after having only bought them a few days prior.

It’s a total bummer and a giant waste.

 
Thankfully Hip2Save has shared a brilliant way to make sure that your strawberries stay fresh and last longer in your refrigerator. This hack will extend the life of your strawberries for days, or maybe even a week or two after you take them home and put them in your fridge.

You’ll need:
  • White vinegar
  • Water
  • A Colander or salad spinner
Directions:

Step 1) Pour 1 part white vinegar and 5 parts water into a large bowl. About 1/2 cup of vinegar and 2 1/2 cups of water should do the trick.

Step 2) Soak your berries in the mixtures for a few minutes. The vinegar will get rid of mold spores and bacteria. That’s the stuff that makes your strawberries spoil quicker.

You’ll probably be grossed out by what the water looks like after your rinse your berries in this solution.

Step 3) Dry your strawberries thoroughly. You can place some paper towels into a salad spinner or let them air dry in a colander.

Making sure you remove all of the moisture will prevent them from getting moldy.

Step 4) Place your strawberries into the refrigerator on top of a paper towel.

Don’t worry your strawberries will not taste like vinegar after using this method.

Here are a few other tips that will help your strawberries last longer:
  • The Kitchn says you should keep the stems of your strawberries on until you’re about to eat them. this will prolong their shelf life.
  • Also, if you notice any spoiled berries in your bunch that has mold on them, be sure to immediately remove them. This will prevent the mold from spreading and ruining the rest of them.

Enjoy your delicious tasting, longer lasting strawberries!

 

 
 
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How To Of The Day: How To Milk A Cow

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Sep 132017
 

How To Of The Day: How To Milk A Cow

From The Art Of Manliness:

For most men and boys-soon-to-be-men, long gone are the days when milking a cow was a chore as common as doing the dishes. Now mostly done by high-tech machines at commercial dairies, the task of milking a cow by hand once brought farmers and their families into close bonds with the animals that helped to feed them every day. If you’re a city dweller, it’s unlikely you’ll come across a situation that demands you milk a cow, save for some post-apocalyptic future where healthy, milk-producing dairy cows are readily available and you’re in desperate need of some ice cream. But that’s not the point. The point is, milking a cow by hand is a tradition deep-rooted in the blood of our agricultural ancestors and learning how to do it is as much about preserving that knowledge as it is about practicing it.

Illustration by Ted Slampyak

 
 

Joke Of The Day: Some Things You Just Can’t Explain

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Sep 112017
 
Joke Of The Day: Some Things You Just Can't Explain A farmer was sitting in the neighborhood bar getting hammered.

A man came in and asked the farmer, ‘Hey, why are you sitting here on this beautiful day, getting drunk?’

The farmer shook his head and replied, ‘Some things you just can’t explain.’

‘So what happened that’s so horrible?’ the man asked as he sat down next to the farmer.

‘Well,’ the farmer said, ‘today I was sitting by my cow, milking her. Just as I got the bucket ’bout full, she lifted her left leg and kicked over the bucket.’

‘Okay,’ said the man, ‘but that’s not so bad.’ ‘Some things you just can’t explain,’ the farmer replied.

‘So what happened then?’ the man asked.

The farmer said, ‘I took her left leg and tied it to the post on the left.’

‘And then?’ ‘Well, I sat back down and continued to milk her.

Just as I got the bucket ’bout full, she took her right leg and kicked over the bucket.’

Man laughed and said, ‘Again?’ The farmer replied, ‘Some things you just can’t explain.’

‘So, what did you do then?’ the man asked. ‘I took her right leg this time and tied it to the post on the right.’

‘And then?’ ‘Well, I sat back down and began milking her again.

Just as I got the bucket about full, the stupid cow knocked over the bucket with her tail.’

‘Hmmm . . . ‘ the man said and nodded his head. ‘Some things you just can’t explain,’ the farmer said.

‘So, what did you do?’ the man asked.

‘Well,’ the farmer said, ‘I didn’t have anymore rope, so I took off my belt and tied her tail to the rafter. In that moment, my pants fell down and my wife walked in . . . Some things you just can’t explain.’

 

 

 

Joke Of The Day: Farmer Bob And Farmer Jim

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Sep 102017
 
Joke Of The Day: Farmer Bob And Farmer Jim Farmer Bob and Farmer Jim were having an ongoing feud. They were both cattle farmers, but Jim’s herd was much larger and fatter, and his meat went for much more money.

So Bob started looking for a way to bulk up his cows. He started experimenting with various methods of enhancing his cattle. After several unsuccessful attempts, he discovered that feeding them marijuana made them grow exponentially, while at the same time, making them more docile and hungrier.

Hearing of his rival’s success, Jim immediately went to the police and disclosed to them Bob’s revolutionary (but illegal) new method.

While standing trial, Bob explained to the judge that the beef from his weed-enhanced cows was the most delicious meat in the world.

The judge, liking red meat as much as the next guy, demanded to taste it. So Bob slaughtered a steer and grilled up a cut for the judge. Upon tasting it, the judge immediately found Bob not guilty.

Later, at a barbecue to celebrate his victory, Bob and the judge were discussing his trial. The judge said, “I’ve presided over thousands of really stressful trials, but in your case, the steaks have never been higher!”

 

 

 

Joke Of The Day: An Interview With A Farmer

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Aug 272017
 
Joke Of The Day: An Interview With A Farmer A local farmer was being interviewed.

Interviewer: How much milk do these cows give?

Farmer: Which one? The Black one or the brown one?

Interviewer: Ummm, the brown one.

Farmer: A couple of quarts per day.

Interviewer: And the black one?

Farmer: A couple of quarts per day.

Interviewer (who, by this time, is naturally a bit flummoxed): I see. What do you give them to eat?

Farmer: Which one? Black or brown?

Interviewer: Black.

Farmer: It eats grass.

Interviewer: And the other one?

Farmer: Grass.

Interviewer(now annoyed) : Why do you keep asking which one when the answers are the same?!

Farmer: Because the black one’s mine.

Interviewer: Oh, and the brown one?

Farmer: It’s also mine.

 

 

 

Joke Of The Day: Farm Life

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Mar 212017
 
Rubber Chicken A farmer drove to a neighbor’s farmhouse and knocked at the door. A boy, about 9, opened the door. “Is your dad or mom home?” said the farmer.

“No, they went to town.”

“How about your brother, Howard? Is he here?”

“No, he went with Mom and Dad.”

The farmer stood there for a few minutes, shifting from one foot to the other, mumbling to himself, when the young boy says, “I know where all the tools are if you want to borrow one, or I can give Dad a message.”

“Well,” said the farmer uncomfortably. “No, I really want to talk to your Dad, about your brother Howard getting my daughter Suzy pregnant”.

The boy thought for a moment, then says, “You’ll have to talk to my Dad about that. I know he charges $500 for the bulls and $150 for the pigs, but I have no idea how much he charges for Howard.”

 

 

 

Joke Of The Day: The Traveling Salesman

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Jul 272016
 
Rubber Chicken The traveling salesman’s car broke down in the country and he knocked on the farmhouse door. When the farmer opened the door, the salesman said, “Sir, my car has broken down, and I was wondering if you might be able to put me up for the night?”

The farmer said, “Why, sure, but you will have to sleep with my son.”

The salesman hesitated then said, “Excuse me, sir, but I think I’m in the wrong joke.”

 

 

 

Joke Of The Day: Speeding Farmer

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Jul 122016
 
Rubber Chicken A farmer is transporting donkeys across the interstate.

He is driving at a brisk but legal pace when he was suddenly pulled over by a two state troopers.

The first trooper says, “Sir, do you know how fast you were going?”

The farmer looked at him, puzzled, and replied, “Yes, as a matter of fact, I was going five miles below the speed limit!”

The first trooper angrily looks over at the second and says, “You told me he was speeding!”

Flustered, the second officer replies, “No no no, I said he was hauling ass!”

 

 

 

Seasonal Produce Guide

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Jun 052016
 

Seasonal Produce Guide

Arguments abound for eating seasonally, but it can be a little tricky to keep track of what’s available when. While one could always just take a stroll through the market to find out what’s at its prime, that can make meal planning a bit tricky. Instead, check out this comprehensive glossary, and you’ll know what to expect at your market, what to look forward to in months to come, and what to get your fill of before it’s gone.

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Joke Of The Day: Horns

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Feb 112016
 
Rubber Chicken A born-and-bred New Yorker is in the country when he sees a field of animals and says to the farmer. “What a strange looking cow. Why doesn’t it have horns?”

“Well, there are several reasons,” the farmer replies. “Some cows get their horns late, while others have their horns cut off, and still others never even grow horns.”

“And this cow?” the city man asks.

“Well, the reason this cow doesn’t have any horns is because it’s a horse.”