Rural Life In Litchfield County

Paperback | May 17, 2012

byCharles Shepherd Phelps

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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. 1917 Excerpt: ...as a food for infants and invalids. In the early days every farmer raised his own beef and pork, and it was no uncommon thing for the farmer with a large family to "put down" five or six barrels of pork, besides packing or freezing several beeves for home consumption. Beef cattle could be grown and fattened on the hill pastures, and a little late-cut hay or corn fodder would carry them over winter. Improved types of beef cattle, however, were little known until after the first quarter of the last century. Following the introduction of the Devons, soon came fine specimens of the Shorthorns, and later the Herefords, commonly known as the "white faces." These two breeds did much to improve the quality of the beef, and it was no uncommon sight to see large droves of sleek beef cattle being driven from this county to New Haven and Bridgeport for use in these markets, or for shipment to New York. The Durham breed of cattle (later known as Shorthorns) had beef qualities that early led to their use on many farms. It was found, too, that some families or strains of this breed were excellent milkers, especially for the first six months of lactation, and many good dairies of grade Shorthorns were developed in the towns of Goshen, Litchfield, Watertown and Woodbury. The Ayrshires, too, early attracted attention for their heavy milking qualities, and large herds of the grades of these two breeds were early developed in connection with the cheese industry. About the middle of the last century, following the settling of central and northern New York and Ver Do mont, the "droving" (driving) of young cattle from these States each fall became a big business. They were commonly brought to Connecticut as two-yearolds, and by feeding one winter wit...

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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. 1917 Excerpt: ...as a food for infants and invalids. In the early days every farmer raised his own beef and pork, and it was no uncommon thing fo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:May 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217547605

ISBN - 13:9780217547604

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