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Old 02-16-2008, 03:33 PM
 
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Old 02-16-2008, 03:59 PM
 
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ROTFL!! That's cute! thanks.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 04:25 PM
 
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Okay, you all need to either slow down on the posting or I need to stop spending so much time on this house. I keep falling way behind on all the new posts!!





Looks like we're going to be snowed in tomorrow so I'll have time to get caught up.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 04:51 PM
 
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Okay, we have a question for those of you who live way north of Bangor.


Do the grocery stores either "downeast" or way up north sell anything other than Maine potatoes? Can you get Idaho Russets or would that be considered "just wrong"?
 
Old 02-16-2008, 04:59 PM
 
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Usually the Idaho potatoes are a bit more than the Maine potatoes up here. And yes you can buy Idaho potatoes in just about all the larger stores in my area.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 05:05 PM
 
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A New York lawyer went duck hunting in rural Down East Maine. He shot and dropped a bird, but it fell into a farmer’s field on the other side of a fence. As the lawyer climbed over the fence, an elderly farmer drove up on his tractor and asked him what he was doing.
The litigator responded, “I shot a duck and it fell in this field, and now I’m going to retrieve it.”

The old farmer replied, “This is my property and you are not coming over here.”

The indignant lawyer said, “I am one of the best trial attorneys in the United States and, if you don’t let me get that duck, I’ll sue you and take everything you own.

The old farmer smiled and said, “Apparently, you don’t know how we settle disputes Down East. We settle small disagreements like this with the Down East Three Kick Rule.”

The lawyer asked, “What is the Down East Three Kick Rule?”

The Farmer replied, “Well, because the dispute occurs on my land, first I kick you three times and then you kick me three times and so on back and forth until someone gives up.”

The attorney quickly thought about the proposed contest and decided that he could easily take the old codger. He agreed to abide by the local custom.

The old farmer slowly climbed down from the tractor and walked up to the attorney. His first kick planted the toe of his heavy steel toed work boot into the lawyer’s groin and dropped him to his knees. His second kick to the midriff sent the lawyer’s last meal gushing from his mouth. The barrister was on all fours when the farmer’s third kick to his rear end sent him face-first into a fresh cow pie.

The lawyer summoned every bit of his will and managed to get to his feet. Wiping his face with the arm of his jacket, he said, “Okay, you old coot. Now it’s my turn.”

The old farmer smiled and said, “Naw, I give up. You can have the duck.”
 
Old 02-16-2008, 06:03 PM
 
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Usually the Idaho potatoes are a bit more than the Maine potatoes up here. And yes you can buy Idaho potatoes in just about all the larger stores in my area.

Thanks! I know this is probably blasphemous, but neither of us can stomach Maine potatoes. I happily pay more for my Idaho russets.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 06:10 PM
 
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Thanks! I know this is probably blasphemous, but neither of us can stomach Maine potatoes. I happily pay more for my Idaho russets.
Which kind of Maine potatoes don't ya like? Must be a good dozen types available locally. I like the Yukon Golds recently but, ya can't beat a Kennebec.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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out here in california there is nary a Maine Potato! when I was back east my fav to grow were Green Mountain and Katadin potatoes.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 07:06 PM
 
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I've never seen Maine potatoes in TN either. I know different potato varieties have different starch content, texture, etc. Does Maine grow a comparable potato to the extremely common Idaho (Russet) potato? You know - you can bake it, fry it, mash it, broil it, etc.
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