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 Post subject: Knife quiz
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 8:09 pm 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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Okay, knife people... what is the purpose of this agricultural implement? I found it in the garage this morning & used it for some backyard trimming. (Not the intended use, but it did a great job)

A Sq might know this one. SW

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 Post subject: Re: Knife quiz
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 11:47 am 
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nope - this one illudes me , looks handy for bushwacking through the undergrowth in the boundry waters


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 Post subject: Re: Knife quiz
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 10:40 am 
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It is probably a coconut trimmer, the pointy thing to pick it up and the blade to whack the end off.

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 Post subject: Re: Knife quiz
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 12:18 pm 
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...looks like someone took an old meat cleaver and did some benchgrinder practice... :rotflma:

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 Post subject: Re: Knife quiz
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Naw that's a special tool........for whacking through the brush by day and cleaning yer toenails when relaxing at night around the camp fire.

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 Post subject: Re: Knife quiz
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 4:43 pm 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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Wrong, wrong and w-r-o-n-g. :P ;)

It's a sugar beet knife. The earliest beet pullers did only that: pull the beet from the ground. Grunt laborers then came along with these knives.

The hook was used to pick the beet up to be held in the off hand. The leafy top of the beet was then amputated and the beet proper was tossed into a wagon.

The wagons went to a beet dump to be loaded into rail cars. Then off-a to the sugar factory. The beets were washed, sliced very thin and boiled. The resulting sugar syrup was boiled down into a sweet sludge that was dried, smushed up and either refined into white sugar or left as brown sugar.

The beet biz has taken a big hit in the past few decades mostly due to the Hunt Bros failed attempt to corner the silver market. They owned a large sugar company and defaulted heavily on beet growers' contracts in order to pay for their silver trading screw ups. This bankrupted countless farmers and forever stained the credibility of the sugar biz.

There's still a sugar factory going not far from Haystack. Smells nice when they are cooking sugar beets! :bigrin: SW

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 Post subject: Re: Knife quiz
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 11:01 pm 
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....beets me.... :roll: :-?






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 Post subject: Re: Knife quiz
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 2:01 am 
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The beet goes on! SW

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 Post subject: Re: Knife quiz
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 10:31 am 
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I had the right idea, just the wrong produce. We used to have a beet processing plant about 35 miles north but it shut down a ling time ago.

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 Post subject: Re: Knife quiz
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and i now see why you thought i might know as we have extensive suger beet production west of here ,

but alas - ye forgets i am from iowa - corn and pork and beef country


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Sounds like the makings a darned good cook out to me A square


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yea i made myself hungry typing it :lol


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 Post subject: Re: Knife quiz
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:42 pm 
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Along with the piggy parts, you put breaded sugar beet slices on the grill. Maybe a few ears of sweet corn if the coons left any. SW

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 Post subject: Re: Knife quiz
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I live in beet-producing country, but I've never seen an implement like this one.
Couldn't even guess that's what it was used for.
So today has not been totally wasted, I've learned something !

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 Post subject: Re: Knife quiz
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NebrHogger wrote:
Wrong, wrong and w-r-o-n-g. :P ;)

It's a sugar beet knife. The earliest beet pullers did only that: pull the beet from the ground. Grunt laborers then came along with these knives.

The hook was used to pick the beet up to be held in the off hand. The leafy top of the beet was then amputated and the beet proper was tossed into a wagon.


Soe's they went to bed with dirty toenails? :lol

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 Post subject: Re: Knife quiz
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eeeeeeeewwwwwww , had to paint that word picture dintya :-?


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