of Groundhog Recipe
groundhogs day is over for another year why not eat some
of these pests before they start once again digging up
your fields. Invite the friendly Ground Hog to be the
guest of honor for supper.
you do, don't throw away the skin. The finest old
mountain banjos always use a Ground Hog hide for the drum
of the banjo
skinned groundhog with entrails removed. Try to get a
young or middle-aged hog. Your old hog will be tough. Cut
it up and remove the "strong bone" which is
under the front armpits. For old groundhogs, soak in
strong salt water for about one hour, with one teaspoon
of vinegar added. Rinse in fresh water. Boil 15 or 20
minutes in water with 1 tsp. baking soda. Rinse and boil
for 10 minutes more.
young groundhogs, eliminate the baking soda step. Now,
take your flour and cornmeal of equal proportions, along
with salt and peper, and mix together in a paper bag. Add
the groundhog and shake it good so the ingredients even
up on it. Then fry it at low speed and prick it with a
fork. When the fork penetrates easily, turn it up to high
speed and brown. dash on a little Worcestershire sauce.
Serve with cornbread and vegetables.
up your gun and whistle up your dogs,
We're off to the woods for to catch a ground hog.
comes granny walking on a cane,
Says she's gonna eat that ground hog's brain.
comes Sal with a great long pole,
Twist that whistle pig outta his hole.
comes Sal with a snigger and a grin,
Ground hog grease all over her chin.
dug down but I didn't dig deep,
There lay a whistle pig fast asleep.
here, Mama, and run here quick,
This grounghog has made me sick.
cut a long pole for to twist him out,
Great God a'mighty, what a groundhog snout!
eat up the meat and you save the hide,
Makes the best shoe strings you ever tied.
all around, they screamed and cried,
They love ground hog both stewed and fried.
skinned him, I washed him, I put him on to boil,
I thought, by golly, I could smell him half a moile.
piece of cornbread laying on the shelf,
If you want any more you can sing it yourself.
At the DOCTORS
Walter Bumpy had never been to a doctor
until after his eightieth birthday. The nurse asked him
to bring a specimen to her in a bottle.. Walter was shy
and he talked his wife into returning the bottle to the
this urine?" the nurse asks. "No, it's his'n."
I fought a
good battle but I losted
Dead by the kick of
a cow Well done thou good and faithful servant
Samuel Brown Ripe
for the harvest
ONCE I WASN'T Then
I was NOW I AIN'T Again
Here lies the body
of Obadiah Williams and his wife, Carrie THEIR WARFARE IS
Here lies John
Yeast Pardon me for not Rising
School is out
Teacher has gone home
has recently been issued to the owner of Egg Mt. Farm.
Patent No. 365,672 consists of a device for preventing
hens from sitting, and which also operates to induce or
influence the hen to lay another clutch of eggs.
The device, an arrangement of spikes, is secured in
operative position in a nest so that, when the hen
attempts to settle down upon the nest for the purpose of
sitting, she will come in contact with the sharp points
calculated to make her change her mind. As a result, she
gives up the idea of raising a family and lays fresh eggs
local Beartown resident recently went to the Beartown
Savings & Loan to get a loan to build a bathroom in her
had never been in a bank and was very nervous. She got
right to the point with the bank president. "I want
to borrow a thousand dollars to put a bathroom in my
The president was cautious and responded, "I don't
believe I know you. Where have you done your business
"Oh, out back in the pine thicket," she replied.
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