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Speaking of Coffee, how many remember
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kraig WY    Posted 07-11-2002 at 07:28:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Saucering your coffee. That was in the days before clestro. Bacon gravey. Bacon greese mixed with sugar, and dragging a cathead bisquit through the mixture, washing it down with saucered coffedd.


big fred    Posted 07-11-2002 at 13:03:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
An expression often heard at Boeing, where I work, is "saucered and blown", referring to a topic that has been thoroughly discussed.


Mark Handyside    Posted 10-25-2004 at 10:52:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I first heard this on a construction job site working for C.F.Braun Inc. about 1967 The site superintendant declared the job done by saying its "Saucered and blown" I never forgot it.


Burrhead    Posted 07-11-2002 at 08:32:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
yeah and it was impolite to have your pinkies on the saucer rim when you slurped too.

I like redeye gravy with cathead bisquits but I liked it better poured over mustard greens and green onion.

Mama called it hot mustard salad but I don't know the real name. Folks eat it that way all over this end of the world.


Grove r    Posted 07-11-2002 at 09:03:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
You betcha!! didn't have a meal without gravy, ceptin' breakfast, now gravy is extra, when you eat out! "Would you like gravy on your potatoes"? No! want it on my boot!.......course I want gravy on my taters, lots of it!! Like saucern' yer coffee.... only reason we don't do it now is cause the dang stuff is near cold when ya get it!!! Only way ta git HOT coffee is ta boil it on the stove, like we used ta!! New fangled coffee makers make it just luke warm, 'fraid a gettin sued if some idiot is stupid enough to burn himself!!!!! he's the idiot that should be sued, fer bein' uncommonly stupid!!!! [boy I'm on a roll now]! Few years ago, a cousin of mine came up from Washington, around Yakima, wife fixed super for him and his wife, [both in their eightys], as luck would have it we were out of bread, so the wife does what she always does when in a bind, she made some good old bakin powder bisquits, well to make a long story longer, they are still talkin about the bisquits and the home made gravy they had, and the wife was worried about them eating our "common" fare.......ha! Anyhow, maybe someone would like to comment on our "big" cars being legislated off the road because they were "gas guzlers".......any takers? Hve a gooder, R.E.L.


Clem    Posted 07-11-2002 at 10:05:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Right Again!!! I know one thing. Whenever I get up Alberta way I'm stopping in for a meal at your place. Old Theron's cooking does nothing but keep Rol-aide and Malox stock up. Yup, they are pushing the same thing here,too. I wonder how many of them little Hy-bred cars it'll take to pull my 30' stock trailer. I can see it now, going to the sale barn. Teams of little cars pulling trailers all lined up to unload. All the hands wearing Yuppie clothes and gold chains and boat shoes. Of course we'll be members of the Sierra Club and it'll be the Cattleperson's Assoc. Glad I wasn't borned no later than I was!!


Grove r    Posted 07-11-2002 at 11:12:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Any time you feel like it Clem, come on in and set a spell, have a sip of Cherry Whiskey chassed by a Blue, or two.....after that we can go out to the pasture and count the cows, both of them, they was so thin last year I branded both of them at the same time, used carbon paper.....gonna be thinner this year......feed is lookin' scarce.....just have to feed em more snow balls, I guess. Have a gooder, R.E.L.


Ludwig    Posted 07-11-2002 at 12:42:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'll stay off the soapbox, I actually have a fairly
serious question.

Has anyone considered the economic viability
of cutting hay and selling it in another area? I
figure that hay's relatively low value when you
consider how much space it takes up would
make this kind of idea tough.
See I've got fields but can't get renters any
more. I'd just as much like to make hay as
anything.
I know that farmers out west and all are really
hurting for feed and it seems like theres an
opportunity there but that theres not enough
money to even make it worth my getting the
equipment.


DeadCarp    Posted 07-11-2002 at 13:16:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
About 10 years ago, my cousin (5 miles away) quit mowing hay on our farm cuz it wasn't worth the fuel to put it up. I can understand that - it was pretty skimpy hay.
The same year, his neighbors made a profit on custom-baled every month of the year, somewhere in Mn! It ain't just supply & demand - it's who you know - otherwise trucks would only haul one way. I always chuckle when i see a big load of popple logs, for example, meeting another one on the hwy. Can't help but think somebody could have saved big money somewhere .... :)


Old Sarge    Posted 07-11-2002 at 16:17:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Reminds me of the story bout the two truck drivers that went in to business fer themselves, hauling hay. Had a big old KW with a 45 ft trailer.

Seems they was buying it at $40. a ton spent half a day loading it, hauled it 400 miles, then another half a day unloading. They were selling it fer $80. a ton. They traveled back 400 miles empty and did it again. This was when diesel was $..10 a gallon. They were burning 200 gal. a trip.

They got to talking bout it and one sez "Ya know we ain'y makin a he!! of a lot of money." Tother one sez "Yeah I know, what we need is a bigger truck".


Ludwig    Posted 07-11-2002 at 13:27:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Or garbage.... ;)


Grove r    Posted 07-11-2002 at 14:05:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi, Ludwig, DC; hauling hay can get pretty expensive, the haulng is the key, not bad when cattle prices are up, but no good when they are down. I farm my brothers place, about fifteen miles away, but, all my equipment is paid for, so....By times I either haul the hay myself at eleven bales a trip, [big round], or hire it done, depending on my work load. This is not too bad a situation, but would be better on a larger scale, [more bales]. If I have to buy supplimental feed, I try to buy as close to home as possible, and due to the time of year when I buy, I can haul it myself, but the further afield the cheaper the hay has to be to compensate. One realy has to "push the pencil" on this to stay in the black. My situation is unique in that I live on the edge of the "green" area, [edge of the farm land], so am restricted to the direction I can go to buy feed. Hope to have shed some lite on the subject, Have a gooder, R.E.L.


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