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Halloween Candy: Actually, Candy Corn is Pretty Good!

 
 
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 23 Oct, 2020 03:35 pm
@glitterbag,
brings bck a scary memory. When we first occupied the farm. I had a nughbor cut and bale hay for me. We loaded the hay into the barn nd packed it tight since it as clover (1st cutting). In FEW weeks there was this smell of like hay that was baking. We went up to the barn nd started pulling hay bales out an many of them were intensely hot .So much so that we needed thick work gloves to keep from getting burned.

Clover is often subject to spontaneous combustion in our area.IT grows so lush and, if not dried perfectly retains a moisture that allows the hay to ferment and then go to combustion.
We stacked it outside the barn in a paddock nd let it dry really well before we returned it to the barn. After that we never planted clover again. All our fields were either alfalfa, orchard grass or trefoil, which do not easily combust in a hay bale.

Our early learning days were a real treat. Some of the neighbors came over and started a "Training program" for the new farmers. We learned a whole lot of things about what can explode , ignite, or otherwise kill ya.



glitterbag
 
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Reply Fri 23 Oct, 2020 03:43 pm
@farmerman,
We were going to store unopened bags of mulch in our basement until our neighbor explained why that was a bad idea.

Alright Tzar, before you get your long johns in a bunch, this is germane because we are now talking about the need for flame retardant on stored bags of candy corn.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 23 Oct, 2020 03:49 pm
@farmerman,
Not to change a subject but Ive been indifferent to cany corn. When I went out trick or treqting as a kid, we had a route wherein we had to hit crtain key houses whre e knew the best candies lived. Mrs Berseller used to make hard candies in molds, called Mozzie (Im not sure the word is used outside the Ps Dutch Areas of PA).
Mozzie was aclear candy with a flavor infused. Mrs B was partial to flavors like spearmint, maple, and something like a burnt molasses.
I would get my treat when we came to their door. She would then sell mozzie candies for th holidays by making it and donating it to the local church who had a candy making scam going on. my mom would buy it from the church and mrs B always gave us an Xmas basket with Mozzie Santas and animals

Mozzie was my favorite (It was pronounced MOE' ZHIE.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 30 Oct, 2020 06:47 pm
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