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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE fCERRO GORDO FARM BUREAU Canned Meat Is Important This Winter One shell in the canning clos- ' et may well home-canned be reserved for meat this year, suggests Miss Lucile. Buchanan, county home economist. - Beef will be more tender and have better flavor if it is ai- lowed to ripen or cure for about a \veek before it is canned; pork should be canned as soon as the body heat is out of it--about 24 hours after butchering, she said. * * - * Miss Buchanan asserts^ meat will be easier to handle if it is cut and boned the day before it is to be canned. All bone and gristle should be removed and only enough fat left to give flavor. Steaks, chops, roasts, ground meat and soup stock, may be canned. Steaks should be cut about an inch thick and a width that will,slip into the jar easily. Roasts also should be cut. to fit "the jar. It is desirable to preheat the meat in. order to conserve jar space. A short pre-cooking period shrinks the meat almost a third; the flavor will be better, arid the meat will process better. It may be preheated in broth, by broiling or roasting in dry heat, or in the open "jar- Preheating the meat also makes the jars easier to wash when the meat Is removed. * * * The pressure cooker is recommended for processing meat, but the hot water bath may be used equally well. Under Iowa storage conditions, processing at- 10 pounds. pressure is satisfactory. The steam should be allowed to flow freely from the petcock for 1 to 10 minutes before closing the cooker. The meat should be processed for 2 hours after the ._ In the water bath method, the | jars should be placed on a rack which allows an inch of water under the jars and two inches of water over the top, they should be processed for 3 1 -. hours in rapidly boiling water. FARM BUREAU OFFICERS President . . Ernest W. Buss, Clear Lake Vice President . R. M. Hall, clear Lake Secretary ---- S. A. Malhre, Mason City Treasurer ...... Wayne Wolford. Ventura HOME PROJECT OFFICEKS Home Project Chairman ............ Mrs. OiÂ»s. J. Hamstteet, Mason Ciiy Girls I-H Club Chairman ........ . . Mrs. William P Bno. Sheffield Boys 1-H club Chairman ........... .......... '. Earl M. Dean. Mason City IOWNSUIP DUttCTOKS M S. Renshaw. Clcof Lake S. Tulghum. Mason City Lincoln . W Lime Creek C. . . W Bistllne. Mnsoo City ' Falls Edward O'Donnell. Mason City Lake Ray R. Nickerson, Clear Lake Mason. . .. W J Schullz. Mason City Portland . Ben F. Emmert. MaÂ£On City Union .. . Elmer Nelson. Clear Lake Wt Vernon.... Harry fivans. Rockwell Bath . , Floyd .Thomas, Rockwell Owen . . .'. C, C Foster. Mason City Pleasant Valley. Carrol] Rice. SwaTedale Genesco . . . . Melvin flawke. Sheffield. Dougherty. James B. Rooney. Doucherly County Agent Marlon E. Olson Home Dm. Agent Lucile Buchanan Office Assistant Genevieve 61- Smith, HOME PROJECT COMMITTEE 3rant Mrs Gaylord Preatholt, Clear Lake Lincoln . : . . ,,, Mrs. E P DeGraw. Mason City. Rt Lime Creek Mrs. Chas. J. Hamstreet. Mason City Falls. Mrs. Wcrren Davisson. Mason City Lake. Mrs. Ben Skadeland. Clear Lake Mason Mrs. GcorÂ« Holt. Mason City Portland . . ,. Mrs. Carl Pe*erson. Nora Springs Onion Mrs. ETmmons Cannon. Ventura Ml Vernon . Mrs i. C Oehlert. Clear Lake Bath. Mrs. Robert Lumsden. Rockwell Owen. Mis. Ben tlitzhusen. Cartcrsville Grimes. Mrs Ray Hemmlnc. Thornton Pleasant Valley Mrs Carrol Rice. Swaledaie Genuseo, Mrs. IVillt'am Brims. Sheffield Douheriy. Mrs. Wm. Jacobs. Dougherty Happy Hustlers 4-H Club Has Discussion of Livestock Feeding The Happy Hustlers boys 4-H club of Union township met kt the Grattidge home tiff--Saturday afternoon. The "boys discussed their livestock feeding problems in the meat projects that are being planned. Other 4 - H club meetings scheduled are Lake club at the pressure has reached 10 poundsw Jasperson home on Wednesday Make Plans Now for '43 Victory Plot Cerro Gordo county gardners should begin to make plans for their 1943 Victory plot now, according to County Extension Director Marion E. Olson. He reports that the need for home gardening will be greater than last year because of the increasing demands of the armed services and of our allies. In addition, the supply ot canned garden stuffs on the market in 1943 will be greatly reduced. Preparation of the hotbed is one of the first things on the schedule for Victory gardeners. The sash should be painted, re- glazed if necessary and the putty checked to make certain the glass is firmly placed.'The sash will last from 15 to 20 years if kept painted and in good repair. It should be stored under cover when not in use. Garden equipment also 'should be checked now and repaired if needed. It is more important than ever to conserve garden tools since they no longer are available on the market in unlimited quantities. These tools and implements will remain in service much longer if they are stored indoors. The metal parts should be sand ,ed to remove rust and then coated with heavy oil or grease. Sprayers and dusters should~~fae thoroughly cleaned and the lawn mower, pruning shears and similar equipment sharpened, oiled and made ready for spring work. Corn Silage, Legume Silage Are Not Alike Legume silage should not replace corn silage in (he ration of dairy cows since it contains a much smaller amount of energy jicr pound than corn sil- Jge. Doctor C. Y. Cannon, Iowa State college dairy specialist, reports that corn or another high energy-containing grain is necessary to balance legume silage when it is fed alone-. If corn silage is also available, a mixture of corn silage and legume FARM BUREAU EXCHANGE FOR SALE Purebred S c o t c h Shorthorn bulls. Walter Eno, Sheffield. Bogne oats from cert, seed. Olc Stevens, Clear Lake. Marion seed oats. Anders Ashland, Clear Lake. Control oats from certified seed. Mike Sprole, phone 1194. Wanted: Deep, wide Poland- China boar. W. G. Freese, Nora Springs. Want to swap: Control oats evening; Geneseo club at the Clark Pedelty home on Thursday evening and Lincoln club at the Doescher school on Friday evening. Marion E. Olson, county extension director, is meeting with the club groups to make plans for the 1933 program and to discuss the "a" and "b" projects. The "b" projects are the regular standard projects that have been carried on during the past years. The "a" projecls are -those in which the boys participate in the livestock feed and fiber program in co-operation with their parents. silage makes a satisfactory roughage ration. Alfalfa ensilage contains the same nutrients as alfalfa hay" and should be fed in the same way. Preservation of the feeding value, which is usually lost in curing, is the principal reason for ensiling legume hay..It also increases the vitamin content. Cannon urges Iowa dairymen to plan to ensile a large proportion of their legume crops next year. Wartime dairy production goals cannot be attained if the legume crop 5s allowed to lose a large amount of its feed- ing'value during the curing process. Now is a good time to cheek garden equipment and make any necessary repairs. Gardens this year will be more important than ever before with the government taking so large a part of the canned commercial fruits and vegetables. VISIT OUR JANUARY CLEARANCE 170 PLAID SHIRTS M.59, $2.25,- Volues, Now We Wont a Part in Licking THis Bird. So With What You Soxe Here, You Can Buy Bonds and Use to Pay Your Victory Tax. Our First Aim is to Please You Studies show that the productive life of farm machinery may be. shortened more than a third by failure to provide sufficient shelter. 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