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Selling Chickens

“When Storekeepers Handled Live Chicken” Country Folks no longer take live chickens to the store to sell. But back in the days before frozen foods hit the market, they looked to their chickens when they needed a few store-bought supplies. With the money the chickens fetched at the store, they bought coffee, sugar, salt, flour, cloth, or whatever they needed. The store-keeper in turn, sold the chickens to folks that didn’t raise chickens. Usually, he sold them live. But if…

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light bread on cutting board
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Bum Bread

bum bread noun 1980 Smokies Heritage 63 And by and by, storekeepers started selling loaves of white bread, too. Folks…

pan of biscuits fresh from oven
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How I Make Biscuits

After my post about The Deer Hunter making biscuits on the wood stove I received several questions about our biscuit…