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Old-Time Measurements Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jackie King
Added: Thursday, February 19, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
60 pounds apples = 1 bushel
52 pounds beans = 1 bushel
24 pounds beets = 1 bushel
56 pounds carrots = 1 bushel
55 pounds flour = 1 bushel
54 pounds onions = 1 bushel
45 pounds parsnips = 1 bushel
50 pounds potatoes = 1 bushel
60 pounds string beans = 1 bushel
60 pounds sweet potatoes = 1 bushel
48 pounds tomatoes = 1 bushel
196 pounds turnips = 1 barrel
1 gill = 1/2 cup
1 pottle = 2 quarts
1 coomb = 4 bushels
1 wey = 40 bushels
1 last = 80 bushels
1 firkin = 9 gallons
1 anker = 10 gallons
1 runlet = 18 gallons
1 tierce = 42 gallons
1 hogshead = 63 gallons
1 puncheon = 84 gallons
1 butt = 126 gallons

Directions:
Directions:
Old-Time Measures

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
When my mother was a little girl her mother always made her clothes. They would look through the catalogue together and Grandma Bessie would let mom pick out a pattern she liked and Grandma would draw the pattern on a newspaper and that was the pattern they used. They would pick out some fabric and Grandma would send away for it and when it came in the mail she would make mom that dress. Mom said she did a great job at making her clothes.
Jackie

 

 

 

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