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Marshmallow Farming
http://uvideo100.com/marshmallow.html ^

Posted on 04/02/2013 7:17:26 AM PDT by navysealdad

Too much rain ruins marshmallow crop in North Carolina.

(Excerpt) Read more at uvideo100.com ...


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: sourcetitlenoturl

1 posted on 04/02/2013 7:17:26 AM PDT by navysealdad
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To: navysealdad

This is hugh and series. LOL!


2 posted on 04/02/2013 7:19:57 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: navysealdad

April fools is past.
You’re the biggest fool at last.


3 posted on 04/02/2013 7:20:09 AM PDT by DManA
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To: navysealdad

Oh, the peeps! What about the peeps??


4 posted on 04/02/2013 7:22:17 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: navysealdad

Cute!

Thanks for a Tuesday AM laugh!


5 posted on 04/02/2013 7:22:21 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: DManA

It’s in the humor section. I thought it was humorous and well done.


6 posted on 04/02/2013 7:24:21 AM PDT by navysealdad (http://drdavehouseoffun.com/)
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To: navysealdad

The average Obama voter would be terrorized by this report.


7 posted on 04/02/2013 7:27:37 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: navysealdad

If the farmer were a minority member of society, there would be a bunch of progressives in the west wing offering this guy a bailout as we laugh.


8 posted on 04/02/2013 7:28:07 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: navysealdad

I meant that piece of doggerel humorously also.

My mom used to say it when I tried to trick her.


9 posted on 04/02/2013 7:28:39 AM PDT by DManA
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To: navysealdad

Gosh knows... now that’s funny!


10 posted on 04/02/2013 7:30:00 AM PDT by myrabach
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To: navysealdad

I am in awe of the actor’s ability to keep a straight face.


11 posted on 04/02/2013 7:33:24 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: navysealdad

So sad to hear that.

How is the spaghetti crop this year?


12 posted on 04/02/2013 7:34:43 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: navysealdad
Sorry, but marshmallow crops are real. The common marsh mallow,Altheas officinalis, is an African plant, raised in Egypt since ancient times to make fluffy, sweet, medicinal confections with. Modern, American marshmallows no longer contain marsh mallow plants in any form, much the same way as there are no longer truffle fungi in truffle candies. But for millennia, an eggwhite meringue was made out of marsh mallows.

The marsh mallow roots, formerly used in making the eggwhite meringue now known as marshmallow:

Marshmallow flowers:

Hope you found this trivia as interesting as I did when I first learned of it.

13 posted on 04/02/2013 7:35:46 AM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
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To: navysealdad

Dept of Agriculture should probably get him a farmer subsidy.


14 posted on 04/02/2013 7:37:13 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: navysealdad
Time for new glasses. I thought it said.


FARMING

15 posted on 04/02/2013 7:38:59 AM PDT by Spunky
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To: laweeks
Dept of Agriculture should probably get him a farmer subsidy.

If the USDA is as good at their job as Obama is at his, they will probably ask for a soil sample.

16 posted on 04/02/2013 7:39:15 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: laweeks
Dept of Agriculture should probably get him a farmer subsidy.

I was going to say something similar. If this farmer is smart, he'll lobby to have the government pay him to not plant marshmellows. This will help control the market price for other marshmellow farmers.

17 posted on 04/02/2013 7:47:22 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 ("The British are Coming (to confiscate weapons)" - Paul Revere (We know how that ended))
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To: navysealdad

A lot of work went into staging the video. Nice find.


18 posted on 04/02/2013 7:48:36 AM PDT by NautiNurse (BOHICA)
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To: navysealdad

The first April Fools hoax of this kind was in 1957, by the BBC, about the “spaghetti trees” of southern Switzerland.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaghetti_tree


19 posted on 04/02/2013 7:52:48 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: dangus
Hope you found this trivia as interesting as I did when I first learned of it.

For what it's worth, I do, but I come from a family who identify themselves as KOOKS or Keepers Of the Odd Knowledge. :-)

I found out about the origins of the marsh-mallow years ago, along with the origins of 'root' beer.

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This makes total sense, just not something that registered, I guess....and I'm VERY glad it's no longer the case:

much the same way as there are no longer truffle fungi in truffle candies

I love today's truffles, but BLECH!, I hate mushrooms. LOL!

20 posted on 04/02/2013 7:53:16 AM PDT by MamaTexan (Please do not mistake my devotion to fairness as permission to be used as a doormat)
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To: navysealdad

The sad part is some store manager is going to hear about this and raise the price on Marshmallows due to a scarcity.


21 posted on 04/02/2013 7:59:42 AM PDT by jdietz (God is great, beer is good and people are crazy, (which is why guns are necessary))
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To: MamaTexan

I was made honorary chair of the Cliff Clavin society in college. No-one else would be a member.


22 posted on 04/02/2013 8:14:12 AM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
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To: NautiNurse
I farmed in Wisconsin. I moved there in the 90's from South Carolina. I had a terrible problem with invasive quack grasses in Wisconsin. After the first year and comment to my farming neighbors who were in their 80 years old demographic, they convinced me that my quack grass problem was related to the time I was plowing and cultivating. They explained to me that cultivating in the daylight would allow the broken roots to multiply into new plants. So each plant became hundreds after each time I cultivated or plowed in the sunlight. Following their advice I plowed and did all my field work each night after the sun went down. I toiled away for months doing all my work in the midnight hours. The schedule began to take it's toll on me and I saw no noticable decrease in my competing weeds problem.

At a 4th of July picinic I expressed my frustration to the clique of old-timers while we were sharing good food and beer. Up to that point they all had been dead-pan serious and had been steadfast and humorless when it came to farming issues. As they all boiled over in laughter, asking me if I could take a good joke?, I realized they had been getting a good laugh at my tractor headlights every midnight.

I got pranked by the best.........Farmers have a strange and patient sense of humor and will go to enormous lengths to pull off a good joke.

23 posted on 04/02/2013 8:25:48 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: navysealdad

I don’t know. I think they might be able to sell those marshmallows to all those fake pig farmers to feed their make believe pigs.


24 posted on 04/02/2013 8:53:31 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

You obviously didn’t pay attention to the video. Rain on the marshmallow crop makes them bitter. What pig would eat bitter marshmallows? ;-)


25 posted on 04/02/2013 9:18:33 AM PDT by Pecos (If more sane people carried guns, fewer crazies would get off a second shot.)
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To: blackdog

LOL! Snipe hunting.


26 posted on 04/02/2013 9:23:56 AM PDT by NautiNurse (BOHICA)
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To: navysealdad

I heard in Montana they grow Dental Floss.


27 posted on 04/02/2013 9:25:53 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: navysealdad

I hear the pink marshmallows are more rain tolerant than the white ones. Maybe he should try the pink variety next year.


28 posted on 04/02/2013 9:34:48 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Pecos

By golly, I think you’ve come up with a new saying.

“What pig would eat bitter marshmallows?”

Remember folks, you read it first here on FR and Pecos is the author.

Some of us write for years and can’t come up with a saying as good as that.


29 posted on 04/02/2013 9:42:21 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: navysealdad

Darn. I just bought a couple trained pigs to find them.


30 posted on 04/02/2013 10:05:49 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: TomGuy

Spaghetti crop has been badly hurt by climate change and sequester.


31 posted on 04/02/2013 2:05:34 PM PDT by navysealdad (http://drdavehouseoffun.com/)
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To: dfwgator

“I heard in Montana they grow Dental Floss.”

True. I’ve seen fields of the tall weeds that it’s processed from.


32 posted on 04/02/2013 2:16:41 PM PDT by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: dangus

Indeed. I love marshmallows. I’ve always wondered what the first marshmallows tasted like. Did the Egyptians sweeten them with honey? How did they flavor them?

I’d love to taste real marshmallow.


33 posted on 04/02/2013 7:55:24 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: exDemMom

Yes, they sweetened them with honey. Beyond that, I know little.


34 posted on 04/02/2013 8:57:44 PM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
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