Our Farm Of Four Acres; How We Managed It, The Money We Made By It, And How It Grew Into One Of Six…

Paperback | January 31, 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. 1871. Excerpt: ... MONTHLY OPERATIONS ON A GAEDEN AND SMALL FAEM. JANUARY. "A place for everything, and everything in its place," is a maxim especially applicable to rural occupations, where nothing is supposed to be kept that is not in frequent request. Live stock of all kinds require good shelter, warm, well-ventilated dwellings, and plenty of litter. The cow-house should lie on such a slope as to carry off all moisture; it should be cleaned daily, damp litter removed, and once or twice a week let the floor be dashed with water and sprinkled with gypsum, and the damp litter replaced by fresh. The well-fed ewes on our farm will be beginning to lamb towards the end of the month. Have a dry straw yard ready for them, with a supply of cabbages or mangold. Let lumps of rock salt be placed in the sheep's troughs, and also in the manger of cows and horses, and salt the pig's food with a few handfuls--it prevents many diseases. Curry all stalled animals; clear watercourses and mouths of drains; cut away all underwood; and in frosty weather get the fields well manured. There is now little evaporation going on, and the manure spread over the fields will suffer very trifling damage. Keep water flowing on the catch meadows, and feed the poultry and waterfowl with barley and buck-wheat, and a little heating food. Eggs will now be valuable; the French poultry keepers reserve last year's early poulets for laying, which they begin to do about this season. At this season, M When icicles are hanging Like spears on every tree, And beautiful to gaze on Is the frost-like tracery," few flowers pat forth their blossoms. Garden anemones, yellow winter aconite, and the Christmas rose show themselves in sheltered places, along with snowdrops, laurustinus and mazereons. But the future, rather than ...

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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. 1871. Excerpt: ... MONTHLY OPERATIONS ON A GAEDEN AND SMALL FAEM. JANUARY. "A place for everything, and everything in its place," is a maxim espe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217026923

ISBN - 13:9780217026925

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