There are some things Kentuckians have done for decades. We pass down our knowledge from generation to generation, and that’s what makes Kentucky… Kentucky.
Here are 10 things we in Kentucky know to be true – at least from our perspective:
Growing up, my parents used salt to get rid of infections, draw out poisons, and speed the healing of wounds. It burned, but it healed a lot quicker than a few weeks of antibiotics, in some cases. This is not for every situation, but the healing properties are amazing.
9. Cat Scratch Fever
Almost every Kentuckian has a little touch of Wildcat fever, or in some cases, Cardinal Fever…
8. Rich Farmland in Barren County
Barren county has the most fertile soil in Kentucky. It is one of the best places to live in the Bluegrass according to Progressive Farmer Magazine.
7. Fresh Produce
Store bought fruits and vegetables may look fresh and be very uniform, but a Farmer’s Market will always have better produce, unless you grow your own.
6. Hillbilly Ingenuity
This is a real thing that is passed down from Father or Mother to their children. It is the ability to temporarily fix things without the actual part, or survive when the power is off by cooking on fire, boiling water, etc. etc.
It is not only good in beans or chili, but also in a glass of milk. Add some chopped up fresh tomatoes and you have a meal in a glass.
Spending a day out in nature, be it on a lake, swimming at a quarry, or camping, will relieve stress quicker than any therapist ever could… in most cases.
3. Southern Pride
We have our own unique brand of pride. Our people are friendly, and traditions are passed down through generations.
2. Original Cheeseburger
The original Cheeseburgers were invented in a restaurant named Kaelin’s in Louisville during 1934. They still exist, and the burgers are still amazing.
1. Fresh Spring Water
All across the state there are people who have fresh springs on their property, and those places have the best water you will ever taste. Some don’t even use city water and stick with their own wells. Words cannot describe the fresh, clean, chemical free taste.
What do you think? Was anything left off of our list of things every Kentuckian knows to be true?