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OUR SUBSCRIPTION LIST . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1845

OUR SUBSCRIPTION LIST . Our circula ion has increased so much beyond our calculations at the commencement of this volume , that we cannot supply early numbers except , to those wishing the first four volumes . With the July number wc enlarged the edition to 5 280 copies , and . with that number we wfct hew subscribers to commence . The terms are , $ 1 per annum , 6 copies for $ 5 , 13 copies for $ 10 . For six months , 50 cents per copy , or 7 copies for $ 3 . For IS months , till the end of vol . vi ., $ 1 . 25 will be received ; or $ 2 till the endofvol . vii . All payments to beiri advance . : Farmers in midsummer frequently require all their money to pay for harvesting , 6 cc , and yet wish the paper , and could pay for it after harvest , without inconvenience . We have therefore concluded to authorize agents to receive subscriptions for 18 months at Sl . 25 , and give till the first of November to . pay in , when the money Will be expected without fail . Should any neglect topa...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
CIIESS ONCE MORE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1845

CIIESS ONCE MORE . [ For the Prairie Farmer . nv T-KSTDY SJiAlUVOOD . So wheat is chess , is it , Messrs . Editors ! Well , T suppose every one will admit that chess is grass , so it follows that wheat is grass and not wheat , as many of us have been silly enough to suppose . By the same logic a horse is a mule , a donkey is a mule , and therefore a donkey is a horse . Oh ! but the chess-ites say look at it—see the chess , head on the wheat stalk , with the wheal : blade growing from the wheat , seed . Vtfry good , sir—I do look and find it even so : but I invite you sir now to look at this mule—see his donkey cars and horse s legs—his smooth coat and long tail , and no longer suppose the animal to be a mule , but swear its a horse or else a donkey . Your May number has a clincher on this chess business —a sort of a you-can t-gct-ovor-this no-how-you-can-fix-it argument . Chess stalks are traced , sirs—yes , traced with the finger and thumb—to grow out of wheat-heads—-a most conclus...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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PENCE MAKING . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1845

PENCE MAKING . [ For the Prairie Farmer . ur A . SMITH . MESSRS . EDITORS : Ditching machines somewhat similar to Ellsworth s patent arc beginning to be extensively used in this quarter , to the exclusion of all others . We cut a ditch one foot deep and three feet wide on each side of where we design building a fence ; the earth from each ditch being thrown together between them according to Ellsworth s plan , makes a bank of 18 inches or two feel high , on which a fence may be built , thus saving three or four rails to tho panel . A team anil machine may thus save 500 rails a day . The ditching machine costs about as ranch as a breaking plow , and requires a good stron team . ° Tho following cut will give some idea of the machine , so that perhaps a common mechanic may make a similar one . The land-side is 11 feet long , and the mold-board 7 £ feet long and 18 inches wide , similarin shape to the moldboard of an old-fashion ed bar-share plow . To the bottom of the mold-board is scr...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
CONVENTION OF NUHSERYMEN AT FEOIUA . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1845

CONVENTION OF NUHSERYMEN AT FEOIUA . [ For the Prairie Farmer . BY ItDSON lURKKESS . MESSRS . EDITORS : The following reasons in favor of holding a convention of nurserymen at Peoria on the 19 th of November next are respectfully submitted to the consideration of those who may feel an interest in the subject . 1 st . Were all those engaged in the culture and sale of fruit trees within the State to meet together and bring with them scions of all the fruits they are cultivating , each member of the convention might , by exchanging with his brethren , obtain every valuable variety of fruit cultivated within the State . 2 d . The nurserymen of Illinois , having migrated hither from all parts of tho United States and Crom Europe , and , in most cases brought with them the best fruits of their respective districts , they possess , no doubt , in the aggregate , as fine a collection of fruits as can be found in the world . By coming together and making exchanges , all ¦ hat is now found sca...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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ROTATION . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1845

ROTATION . ^ From an Irish journal , The Warder , we take the following course of rotation as there laid down . It is not to be inferred that an Irish course would be judicious here in all its parts ; but ideas which will aid in fixing on plans may be gained . 1 st , Year—Potatoes , turneps , or other green crop , manured . 2 d Year—Grain crop with clovers and grasses . 3 d Year—Clover and grass for hay and soiling , or house feeding . 4 th Year—In grass for pasture . 5 th Year—The lea ground of two years standing is plowed up for oats , after which the same routine recom mences . Grass is a hig hly renovating crop , particularly so when it is depastured by animals ; therefore where ihc ground is comparatively low in the scale of fertility , and when the grass can be turned into money upon a remunerating scale , either in the shape of milk and butter , cheese , beef , or mutton , the ground could be permitted to remain three or more years in grass , according to circumstances . When...

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EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1845

EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT > [ For llie Prairie Farmer . TOO EARLY AT SCHOOL . BIT JtNDKEW . MCDOWELL . MESSRS . EBITORS : There is an evil in the education of children which I consider fraught with serious consequences , physical and mental . I allude to the common practice of sending them to the common district school at the tender age of three or four years . I know that this practice grows out of a laudable desire to benefit the child , and to place him early in the front rank of scholars and men- —and . that it sometimes does it . , But I believe it-some times places him . beneath the cold clods of the valley . I know that ; theinfants are sometimes sent to school because they aretoo 1 noisy at home—but I fear that in many cases the result has exceeded the wishes of the fond mother , and the voice of her little one has been stilled by the silence of the tomb . If the same wise course were pursued to bring out the mental as the physical powers of the child , I think the c...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
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THE FLOCK OF STE . MARIE'S . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1845

THE FLOCK OF STE . MARIES . Sic . Mario is situated forty miles west of Viricennes m Jaspei county , Illinois . It comprises about fifteen thousand acres , part woodland , part prairie , watered by the river Embarras . This fine situation was purchased by Messrs . Joseph and James Picquet , who with their family and several friends emigrated from the vicinity of Strasbourg in France , some years ago . Many families from France and other parts of Europe are now settled in Ste . Marie s , carrying on the mechanical trades usual in western towns and necessary to an agricultural population . A long cherished plan of establishing a fine wool flock on the lands of Ste . Marie is this year being carriedinto execution by Mr . Joseph Picquet and his friends . Td secure a sufficient number of the finest quality of sheep , they purchased thirty individuals from the flock of Mr . Geo . Flower , which has long bred in and acclimated to the prairies of Illinois . They afterwards purchased of Henr...

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A MARKET , FOR COCOONS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1845

A MARKET , FOR COCOONS . We have heretofore spoken of the reeling establishment of Mr . A . C Van Epps of New York . It will be seen by a notice which we take from the New York Farmer and Mechanic that a market will be open for all cocoons produced . As soon as the quantity of cocoons shall justify , branches will be established for reeling in other sections of the country—until which time they may be sent us , from both the South and West . And it is to be hoped that the distance may not be considered an obstacle , for such are the facilities now for transportation , that Cocoons may be sent us from the most remote sections , and the money received in return , in the short space of three or four weeks . We would here call the attention of silk growers to the importance of properly stifling the chrysalis , and curing their cocoons . The application of heat , unless attended with extreme care , is frequently ruinous to the fibres . The fumes of charcoal are better— -hut alcohol is pr...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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COST OF SHEEP KEEPING-STOCKING PRAIRIE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1845

COST OF SHEEP KEEPING-STOCKING PRAIRIE . [ For the Prairie Fanner BY A . en unc n I I , 1 .. MESSRS . EDITORS ; J . S . Skinner requests some of your corespondents to show , by figures , at how low a price for wool sheep-growing may be followed as a livelihood . It will be a hard task for any one person to answer the question for the whole State , ore \ en for one county , as the facilities for peeping sheep vary with every individual who keeps them ; and without collecting an amount of sheep arjfl fped statistips , at present entirely beyond the reach of any one map , a correct answer cannot be given . But I will attempt to give him the result of my estimate wbprp fhe summer range on native feed is extensive , and where native haj can be cut in abundance . I shall pstirnale for a flock of 1000 , allowing a shepherd pontinpaly with them during the clay , and folds for the night . Expense of shepherd , including board , $ 200 Two hundred tons of hay , cut and stacked , 200 Interest o...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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HEDGE FENCES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1845

HEDGE FENCES . I / V . r fhfl Prtiirir Pnrinrr . Ill- KDSO . V MA . 11 KNF . S 3 . MKSSRS . EDITORS : Cannot something be done to arouse the public mind to the importance of cultivating hedge plants and forest trees . In a country where even the present suite of improvement cannot be kept up for any considerable time without an enormous expense , one would suppose that a deep solicitude would be felt on this subject . Could wc exclude the rascally hog from the commons , we might make safe hedges of the prim , mulberry , crab apple , and almost any of the varieties of the thorn . But while there is so much respect paid to , and sympathy for the rights and liberties of the swinish multitude , we may despair of ever doing any thing in the way of hedge fences . In regard to forest trees , however , the case is not so hopeless . There seems some disposition on the part of many to do something in this way . If nurserymen would devote a part of their attention to procuring sepdjj and raisi...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1845

AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION . [ For lite Prairie Farmer . BY ISAAC JULIAN . MESSRS . EDITORS : In some of the papers of the past year I have observed a notice of the New York Agricultural Institute , in which occurs the following passage : By requiring a preliminary course of studies , and introducing the exactness of science into agriculture , it will rise to the dignity of a profession , and be regarded as a suitable calling for persons of a liberal education , instead of an obscure art . Numbers of talented young men , who , after leaving college , see no other road to distinction or wealth medicine , engineering , law , or divinity , will direct their energies towards the improvement of farming ; a change not less serviceable to the art than advantageous to themselves ; whereby they exchange the uncertainty of competition in employments already overstocked , for the certainty of systematic agriculture . Having seen recommendations of divers schemes similar to the above , I design mak...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
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TIMOTHY ON NEW PRAIRIE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1845

TIMOTHY ON NEW PRAIRIE . [ For the Prairie Farmer . BY ABRAHAM SMITH . MESSRS . E DITORS : I have another crow to pick with you worse than your phlebotomy . I have not forgotten that some time last spring you recommended not only to practice phlebotomy or depletion on sick animals , but on good new prairie to fit it for timothy . I am aware , sirs \ that Liebig argues that vegetable manure is of but little service to vegetation till it has lost its coloring matter : but however good authority Liebig is , and however goed authority you are , my experience forbids my faith in your theory—that the vegetable matter should be exhausted ( exhausted 1—is that the word ?) from a soil to produce good timothy . I have examined this subject more particularly in consequence of your theorys coming in direct conflict with my whole plan of rotation . I find on examination that the best meadows in this section of country are those on land thoroughly incorporated with decaying or partially decayed v...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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ROTATION . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1845

ROTATION . [ For die Prairie Fanner . MESSRS . E DITORS : Having recently purchased a farm in Illinois it is but natural that I should feel a livel y interest in all that relates to agricultural improvement in this section of country . And I believe no plan is so well calculated to effect this object and render essential benefit to the farming community in general , as . for each individual to lay before his brother farmers , through the medium of an agricultural paper , the results of his experiments and experience , and by so doing afford an opportunity for all to avail themselves of any advantages which different methods of operation are calculated to produce . With these views , I have taken the liberty of addressing you upon a subject which in the eastern States at least is considered as forming one very important feature in the successful management of a farm : I mean a correct and judicious ROTATION OF CROPS . I entirely agree with the views expressed by a correspondent in th...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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J TIMOTHY CULTORE-ITS DIFFICULTIES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1845

J TIMOTHY CULTORE-ITS DIFFICULTIES . / [ For the Prairie Farmer . . MESSRS . EDITORS : Have your societyan agricultural chemist ? There is something radically wrong * m our timothy lands in this country . There is a lack of something in our soil which we wish to supply , and cannot , until we learn what it is . Now , sir , as you are our caterer , will you not procure for the Farmer at your earliest convenience , an analysis of some good grass land—a meadow that has been proven—that we may know what the deficiency in our land is , and work with eyes open in improving it . By doing so in time for us to use the information this fall , you will lay this country under a deep obligation : you wiii at least much oblige your friend and ob t serv t , A . L . CASILEMAN . Delafield , Milwaukie co ., W . T ., Jul y 8 , 1845 . A practical chemist , Drl J . V . Z . Blariey , lives in Chicago—though not in any way connected with , the Union or any other agricultural society—who will attend to all...

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ELLSWORTH'S REPORT . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1845

ELLSWORTHS REPORT . Insects injurious to Wheat . There is a grain moth , the alucila ccrealclla , about three eighths of an inch long when its wings are shut , with the upper wings of a light brown lustrous satin color , lower ones and body of an ash color ; whose moth lays her eggs on the young tender grain in the field , and each caterpillar from which selects a single grain and burrows into it , where he stajs till he devours its meal . Heating the grain for twelve hours to 167 Fahrenheit will kill it . The Wheal Fly ( lipulatriticuor cccidomyatritici ) is a small , orange-colored , two-Winged gnat , which deposits its eggs in the wheat while blossoming . This insect is about one eig hth of an inch long . It devours the pollen and prevents the setting of the grain . It falls to the earth while a maggot , and undergoes its transformation there . A little span , worm , called the wheat caterpillar—with six feet at each end of the body—feeds on the kernel in the milky state , and de...

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ORCHARD AND GARDEN [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1845

ORCHARD AND GARDEN [ For the Prairie Farmer . NATURAL FRUIT TREKS-PRUNING . BY . EDsON HAHKNESS . To D . C . Underhill , of La Salle : A number of particulars connected with the cultivation of fruit trees have occurred to my mind , upon which your opinions are respectfully solicited ; and it is presumed you will give them with candor and frankness . In the first place , what do you think of the article in a late number of the Prairie Farmer which attempts to establish the position that seedling fruit trees , if not more valuable are at least mora durable than those which are grafted . Although this position is far from being new , it has never been very satisfactorily proved . Some varieties of the apple which have been a great while in cultivation , appear to be now among the most vigorous and hardy of our trees . The small Romanil . e , for instance , is a tree of very rapid growth , and as hardy as a crab apple . This tree was brought from Sweden some 200 years ago , and has been...

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Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1845

HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS CHEESE MAKING . TheTollowing extract is from an old number of Goodsell s , Gonecee Farmer , published at Rochester , N . Y . . It is better than much that has been written a good deal later , and is in fact the style of making cheese in some of the finest dairies in the land . Its author is now an inhabitant of Burlington , W . T . The said writer of this article was bred a farmer , and from the year 1806 to 1813 , mode a cheese dairy on the farm where he now lives , ( in Oneida county , N . Y ., ) from 20 and some years 30 cows ; cheese was then a dull article , and he relinquished the business . He commenced again in 1828 with 40 cows—and now has on the same farm 80 cows . Inquiries are often made as to theory and statistical facts from friends and acquaintances near and remote , and he has been requested to communicate in writing the modern process in making as practised by himself and others , and also to point out as distinctly as may be , the difference betwe...

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USE OF THERMOMETERS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1845

USE OF THERMOMETERS . It would be of great advantage to families if they would more often make use of this little instrument . There are occasions constantly occurring in household management , when it is extremely desirable lo know the precjso temperature , cither of a room or of some article of domestic manufacture , to say nothing of the pleasure and uses of knowing the temperature and variations of the weather . In making butter , for instance , it is well ascertained that to make the best article the cream should be put into the churn at a temperature of about 55 ° , and should not come out at more than 60 ° . And one of the reasons why so much poor butter is made is that temperature is unthought of or wholly disregarded in churning . In cheese making also it is desirable to scald the curd evenly ; and though an experienced maker will decide very nearly from habit , yet such a one is liable , from ill health or other causes , to be mistaken . In a sick room it is often of the h...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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VETERINARY DEPARTMENT [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1845

VETERINARY DEPARTMENT [ For the Prairie Farmer , -j BOTS—ARE THEY INJURIOUS ? DY JOHN MADDOCK . MESSRS . EDITORS : I propose , through tho medium of your columns , a subject for investigation , that your readers and correspondents may communicate their ideas upon it . The question is , Are bots injurious to horses—and what is the origin or cause of them f It is an important inquiry : because if they are injurious to the horse , it is highly necessary that means be used to prevent their doing harm . Whereas , on the oher hand , should it prove to be a false notion , the means used to prevent the deleterious effects of bots might be injurious lo the horse , as in such a case we might be combatting an imaginary complaint and permit the real disease to go on unmolested , perhaps to the loss of the horse . Should any one notice this proposition , which I hope will bo the case , I will then in answer to it give my views on the subject , with facts and reasonable arguments . Richland , San...

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UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1845

RAPID . . GROWTH OF . TIMBER . Eight years since ; , Mr . BROOKING located on the naked prairie near . Macomb . The succeeding year , like a wise man as he is * he planted locust seed , and is how in the midst of a delightful grove , that shelters from the piercing , winds of winter and the burning rays of a summer s sun . The largest tree , a round , straight , handsome one , ; measures in circumference , two feet eleven and : three fourths inches—the most rapid growth wc ever knew . What possible excuse Can a mitm have for being without timber , or for living on the open , bleak prairie , when such facts as these are continually before him ! t

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