Friday, February 6, 2009


.... Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?
Why can't women put on mascara with their mouth closed?
Why don't you ever see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery"?
Why is "abbreviated" such a long word?
Why is it that doctors call what they do "practice"?
Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?
Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?
Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?
Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?
Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?
Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?
You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff?!
Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?
Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?
If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?
If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?


This item is always sold out in the better known Primitive Shops....Take a small, grocery store paper bag, put your finished corn in it, then wrap it in dirty cheesecloth and sell it for around $6, or make a canvas pouch to hold it...I like it with the brown bag and grungy cheese cloth...Just put some in a wood bowl and then set the bag on top to the side...

Parched Corn Recipe

Native Americans and the Early Pioneers knew how to make an easy nutritious snack. Parched corn was a staple of early Americans:
Things You'll Need:
Cast Iorn Skillet
Paper towel
Cloth or paper bags
2 tbsp. lard
2 ears dried corn, shelled
1 lg. skillet
Dry the corn ( I buy the squirrel cobs already dried). The primary ingredient of parched corn is dried corn. To dry fresh corn on the cob, hang it in a dry area of your home and allow it to dry out naturally. Frozen corn can be dried in a dehydrator or spread on a cookie sheet and placed in an oven set at 150 degrees. Leave the oven door open a little. This method can take a few hours and the corn should be turned occasionally to prevent burning.
Oil the skillet. Add a small amount of lard to a skillet. Heat the oil on a low temperature. Wipe the frying pan with paper towel to remove any excess oil. Only a thin coating should remain on the bottom of the pan.
Pour the corn in the skillet. Add enough dry corn to the skillet to just about cover the bottom. The actual amount will depend on the size of the skillet.
Cook the corn. Allow the corn to cook slowly. Stir the dried corn constantly to prevent burning. The parched corn is done when the kernels have swollen, and turned a medium brown. A few of the kernels may explode, just like popcorn.
Drain the corn. Pour the parched corn onto some paper towel and allow to thoroughly drain and cool. Turn the corn a couple of times to ensure that all excess oil is absorbed. Store the parched corn.
Here are the goodies I got at the Thrift Store yesterday...all for $18...

There are 4 decks of old playing cards, a children's card game, mix matched jewelry, a candle carrier, red handled potato masher, 2 small ovenex pans, 8 crocheted cups & saucers, a clock & recipe holder from the 50's, a sliver jewelry holder, shaped like a heart and a Family recipe holder...Below I picked up 3 old books from the 30's & 40's, 2 bingo games for ACT cards, napkin rings (for pin cushions) and an old bucket....

I will put it all up for sale in my store on ebay and etsy....


Janene said...

I loved the list at the beginning of your post! So very funny and true!
Love your TS are quite the bargain hunter!
Have a super weekend!

Kimberly said...

Great list!

Tami said...

Cute list! What great items you found too!

Have a great day!

Charmingdesigns said...

I just found your blog...what fun!! Ok, I'm going back to look around. Laurie