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Kissing Chickens





"They ain't got no lips!"



Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jul 29, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Agriculture, Animals, PSA's, Diseases

2015 North American Manure Expo

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Not just a manure expo, but the 13th annual manure expo. Also, they held a slogan contest. I have no doubt that our community here on WU can come up with some interesting slogans. Slogans better than the ones at the link I bet. How about it guys?
Posted By: patty | Date: Sun Apr 26, 2015 | Comments (13)
Category: Agriculture, Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests, Farming

John Deere Manure Spreader



Eeyeuw! Thank god I am not a farmer, driving one of those manure plows. On the other hand, that manure spreader is pretty awesome. More of a "manure blaster" really. I envision "borrowing" one fully loaded with the most liquid poop and driving it down Main Street to wreak smelly, smelly vengeance.

By the way: if you want to see two hundred manure spreader videos, here is a YouTube playlist.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Apr 12, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Agriculture, Animals, Technology, Excrement

Round Egg

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After 64 bids a round egg sold for £480 on EBay. Amazing considering its still just an egg.
Posted By: patty | Date: Sat Feb 28, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Agriculture, Food

Corn Husking Championship





I can hardly wait to see who wins this year.



Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Sep 13, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Agriculture, Boredom, Contests, Races and Other Competitions, 1930's

Interstate Poultry School

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"Interstate poultry husbandry?" That could get you ten to twenty years in prison nowadays!

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Mar 17, 2013 | Comments (6)
Category: Agriculture, Animals, Education, 1920's

Onion As Weather Forecaster

No, we are not talking about the brilliant humor publication, The Onion. Rather, we are interested in this bizarre bit of folk wisdom:

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Here's another account, whose hero is depicted below, with greater details as to the proper procedure.

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How long has this been going on? At least seventy years, as we can see from this account.

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Has anyone ever heard of this before, or know of the origin of the practice?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Sep 25, 2012 | Comments (9)
Category: Agriculture, Regionalism, Superstition, Vegetables

Grazing Management Basics



More boring than "Wooden Bridge Inspection"? You be the judge!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jun 18, 2012 | Comments (3)
Category: Agriculture, Boredom, PSA's, Regionalism

Innovations in Haystack Slicing

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I readily confess to being a total city boy. But I still have to ask: would it not have been simpler to make smaller haystacks in the first place?

Or is this just something country folks do for fun?

Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Feb 16, 2012 | Comments (7)
Category: Agriculture, Chindogu, 1930's

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #15

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What's good for pigs is good for people!

From the 1950 catalog.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Dec 12, 2011 | Comments (3)
Category: Agriculture, Animals, Injuries, Johnson Smith Catalog, 1950's, Pranks
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