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)
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 214
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