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Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes / Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes : a hand-book of agriculture
Bulletin No. 11 (1897)

Jamison, Jennie A.
First lesson,   pp. 214-227 PDF (3.8 MB)


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WISCONSIN FARMERS' INSTITUTE.
COOKING SCHOOL.
Held in Connection With the Eleventh Annual Closing Institute, March,
9, o10,, I 897.
Conducted by Mrs. JENNIE A. JAMISON, Neenah, Wis.
FIRST LESSON.
TUESDAY AFTER NOON, MARCH 9.
There is an old saying that the proper; and there has been some com-
good things of this world  are not plaint on the part of the men that
evenly divided, and I know there is they could not see the cooking; but
a part of %Wisconsin that thinks perhaps they have not cared so much
things are very unevenly divided in that they could not see, as that they
regard to cooking schools. Appleton could not taste the results.  But
had one last year and another this there is no rose without a thorn, and
year, and some of the other cities there are some things that must be
have been left out entirely. I under- I put up with in the best way possible.
stand there is considerable fault-  The farmers discuss not only the
finding. but I hope this fault-finding raising of grains, etc., and the condi-
has not been and will not be in Ap- t:;o and preparation of the soil, but
pleton.                            thee discuss very largely the raising
This school is conducted, as prob- and feeding of the animals on the
ably most are aware, in connection farm; and yet, until the last few
with the Farmers' Institute, which is years nothing has been said about
a part of the university work at Mlad- the  feeding  of  the best stock
ison, and under the samie direction, that  the  farm  produces,  the
The idea in the minds of those hav- farmer's  children.  So  the  In-
ing the planinig of the work for the stitute managers have wisely pro-
Farmers' Institutes, has been to pro- vided that the women should be gath-
vide information for the wives and ered together and discuss these ques-
;nothers that was especially needed tions; and when I say discuss I want
in their line, as they have heretofore you to understand that I am here
provided help for the farmers them- I only as a leader, and not to express
selves. The greatest objection, in 'to you what I know, excepting in a
fact the only serious objection that way in which it may help you; the
has been made to this part of the meeting should be of mutual advan-
work in connection with the Insti- tage.
tutes has been that it takes the wives  There is no housekeeper of any ex-
and mothers   from  the  Institute perience who has given thought to
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