Farming for the million by George GlennyFarming for the million by George Glenny

Farming for the million

byGeorge Glenny

Paperback | February 4, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860. Excerpt: ... himself from plunder; and charitable men have been compelled to refuse the poor what is of no use to themselves, because, when leave has been given to collect waste, leave has been taken to poach, to cut wood, to destroy young trees, and do considerable damage to the place. The public have lost many valuable privileges by abusing them. The Right Of Pasture On Common Land, Forests, Etc A considerable portion of the English cottagers have the right of a turn-out on a common, and perhaps scarcely any other privilege. It is essential to such persons, that they make the most profitable use of this right. Some may choose to keep geese, others pigs, others may keep a cow. Most who live on the spot will have domestic fowls; and, if there be water, ducks also. All these things being treated of under their respective heads; we have little to say here, beyond enjoining the necessary precaution, so to domesticate the animals before turning out, as to insure their return home, and to mark such as are to shift for themselves for a time, and require to be fetched in. One essential, applicable to all kinds of poultry, is clean and comfortable housing, a slight meal of favorite food before roosting or resting, and plenty of clean water. It is, of course, a great temptation to keep and breed anything that will more than half feed itself,--a pig, a cow, ducks, geese, turkeys, and ordinary fowls, which can run over a good common and get at water, will, a great part of the year, cost but very little; and a small portion of land will grow all they can want beside. All the winter, when home fed, their dung is valuable, but care must be taken to secure enough food when the public run is fed too close, which in some cases will happen, though not often. In particular seasons, too,...
Title:Farming for the millionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021747330X

ISBN - 13:9780217473309