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THE MOON AND VEGETABLES. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855

THE MOON AND VEGETABLES. Colusa Co. Jan. 6, 1855. Messrs. Editors: There is, perhaps, no demonstrative question or principle, which has been so long in dispute, as that of the influence of the'moon on vegetables. Some people, if they happen to plant a crop of turnips, or other roots, by the light ot tho moon and they turn out bad, take it for grahteoTft oneo, that it i* caused by the moon; others "laugh at the idea, but never try it themselves. Now this is a question which can he easily settled forever, if all our farmers who are not prejudiced either way, will but sow their seed both on the increase and decrease of the moon, and make a report of their results to the California Farmer, we shall see the question fairly settled. I therefore hope that our fanners will very generally make the trial. It will cost them but a few hours work at most, and you. Messrs. Editors, the trouble of reading their communications, and reporting the result of the experiment, which task would be pronoun...

Publication Title: California Farmer And Journal Of Useful Sciences
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A PLACE FOR EVERY TOOL. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855

A PLACE FOR EVERY TOOL. S. EDWARDS TODD. "In vain the search: Nor hoe, nor spade, in its owu place is found." Edwards. who is any body, likes to see system iiiid order displayed in the various operations of the farm ; and even the most careless and negligent, admire, and approve the practice of "him who has an appropriate place for every tool, and who strenuously insists on keeping them there. " A place for every thing, and every thing in its place," is a maxim coeval with the art of printing for aught I know ; and we find, many times, that those who often insist on having this precept carried into practice, come the farthest short of keeping this precept; and in time lost, patience tested, and the man}' hindrances which results therefrom, they are often obliged to suffer a mortifying penalty. Ask Mr. A. where he keeps his handsaw, or his augurs, or pick, crowbar, &c. " Well, lot me think—where did I use them last? Look in the wood house. If they are not there, look in t...

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INQUIRY AND OBSERVATION. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855

INQUIRY AND OBSERVATION. It is not expected that the farmer shall have an exact knowledge of the construction of the trees and plants which he cultivates with so much care, or of the anatomy and physiology of the animals which he rears. He cannot learn the precise habits of the insects which destroys his crops—their periods of coming and retiring—or the office which it is designed the)" shall fill in economy of nature. Yet a general knowledge of the laws which govern them, and a constant observation of their habits, will divest us of much of the repugnance felt towards them, and lead us to a profound contemplation of the wisdom and goodness of the Great Architect of all. We plant the seed, and behold the germ springs to the light and air. What wonderful operations arc still carried on ! The tree assumes the most stately, as well as graceful forms—the buds, the leaves, blossoms, and fruit appear, surpassing in beauty all art of the most skilfull hands. It furnishes fuel, shade, fragr...

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THE TEA OF ASAM. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855

THE TEA OF ASAM. Mr. A. 11. Danforth, a missionary at Gowahati, Asam, under date of July 6th, 1854. writes to the New York Recorder, an interesting account of the productions of Asam, particularly that of tea. He says: It is generally expected that communications from missionaries.will relate to the religions interests of the field in which they labor ; but as few lines occasionally, respecting the physical aspect and productions of the country may not be uninteresting to your readers. • Asam has but recently come under British rule ; hence its resources have as yet scarcely begun to be developed. The exports of the natives are very limited. There is but little enterprise among them. Europeans, however, are entering the province; and with a sufficient amount of capital and labor expended here. Asam, for the real value of her productions, would not be found behind the best provinces in India. The coal mines have been worked a little, and some attempts at cultivating indigo have been ...

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Untitled [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855

Cabbages.—There are more ways to cook a fine cabbage than to boil it with a bacon side, and yet few seem to comprehend that there can beamloss in cooking it. even in this simple way. Two thirds of the cooks place the cabbage in cold water and start it to boiling; this extracts all the best juices, and makes the pot liquor a soup. The cabbage head, after having been washed and quartered, should be dropped into boiling water, with no more meat than will just season it. Cabbage may be cooked to equal brocoli or cauliflower. Take a firm sweet head, cut it into shreds, lay it in salt and water for six hours. Now place it in boiling water until it become tender—turn the water oft* and add sweet milk wdten thoroughly done—take it up in a solander and drain. Now season with butter and pepper, a glass of good wine, and a little nutmeg grated over, and you will have a dish little resembling what are generally called greens. Asparagus.—This delicious vegetable, is not yet appreciated in the up...

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What can our Legislature do to Relieve our State from its present Embarrassments? [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855

What can our Legislature do to Relieve our State from its present Embarrassments? The State can provide a fund for the passage of emigrants to our shores —an Emigrant Company, the object of which shall be to induce the better part of those citizens that desire to come, to make California their permanent home, and to induce families to emigrate. Many would come, but arc prevented for want of the means, and Government could aid readily and the result of such a population would in a brief time add to the wealth of the State more than double the cost of the aid rendered. We would have a bounty tendered to families. The man that brings a good wife should have a bounty; her passage should be free; and our State should not let tins matter go too long. The emigration plan only can save this, State from greater embarrassments and worse depression, and it will be a patriotic act in the members of our Legislature to give this matter their earliest attention. We are much grateful to see the Sen...

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Agricultural Legislation. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855

Agricultural Legislation. Thepe can be no better evidence of the prosperity oi ? State than to see its Representatives earnest in their efforts to awaken the industry of the people. We have noticed with great satisfaction, that thus early in the session, there is a willingness, nay a determination, on the part of many of our working representatives, to bring forward bills that are most intimately connected with the active industry of our citizens.. This looks like progression. It speaks well-for-oar State, and shows that we have men who are not so altogether absorbed in politics as to forget the interest of their constituents or the paramount good of the State. Questions touching railroads, emigration, tule lands, and agriculture in general, these and kindred interests, must demand, and we feel confident will receive, the attention of our Representatives in both branches of the Legislature. As conductors of the Organ of Agriculture in California, we feel proud to see the regard paid...

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Untitled [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855

Solidified Milk. —We cannot urge too stronly the virtue of this most excellent commodity, to our citizens, for it has been repeatedly tried and has never failed to give entire satisfaction. We refer our readers to the advertisement in our columns of Messrs. Bingham & Reynolds, who are the importers. The recommendations are genuine and to be relied on. To steamboat owners, hotel keepers and others who may unexpectedly want milk, this article is beyond price. We say to all, try it. Favors Received. —We are under obligations to our delegates in Congress, for repeated favors, particularly to Hon. M. S. Latham, for public documents and papers of value and interest, relating directly to questions touching the real interests and to the advancing the permanent welfare of our country.

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The Mummy. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855

The Mummy. The recent discovery of the Indian Chief, so remarkably well preserved —found, as it will be seen by referring to the statements of Dr. Evans. U. S. Geologist, at Shoalwater Bay, Washington Territory, by Capt. C. J. W. Russell,—will prove a matter of the greatest moment to our citizens and to all who feel any interest relative to the earlier history of our State, to the aborigines of California, or to the manners, customs or religion of the Red man, or to aught that appertains to science. It not necessary for us to speak a word in behalf of this present wonderful specimen of preserved humanity, for the certificates of such men as those whose names appear will be a certain guarantee that the present "mummy " is indeed a reality. We would call the attention of our citizens to it; they can now have an opportunity of judging for themselves. Capt. Russell, upon whose farm the mummy was found, is one of the early settlers and traders of California. His life is full of incident,...

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Page 26 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855

SPECIAL NOTICE. REDUCTION OF PRTCE. Thb heavy losses upon the Farming interests ot the State the past year, tiie general depression ol that interest, and the discouragements resulting to all, we know have prevented many who are engaged iv Agriculture from sub-crihing to ou; journal the past year. Feeling desirous to meet their wants as far as U in our power, we now offer the CALIFORNIA FARMER at .S7A' DOLLARS PER YEAR, PAYABLE ALWAYS IN ADVANCE, We trust this effort on our part to meet such cireuirstancee will be met on the part of those engaged in the cultivation of the soil with a corresponding feeling, and that all will do us service by sending in a goodly list of subscribers und the amount for the same. We have made the price thus low, that our subscribers and friends may at once send us the proof of their good will. , ~ , , Inducements for the formation of clubs will be iound under another heud. Clubs Formed---Premiums to Subscribers. With the third volume, with the opening yea...

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From Shoalwater Bay. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855

From Shoalwater Bay. We cheerfully give room (says the Oregon Weekly Times.) for the following communication from Capt. C. J. W. Russell, of Shoalwater Bay. It will be found an interesting description of a journey lately performed by him while assisting to open a trail from Shoalwater Bay to Olyinpia, as also for the purpose of exploring the country lying between these two points. Capt. Russel is an enterprising and energetic man, and our readers may depend upon his account of that section of country as being correct: Siioalwatkb Bay, \V. T., Sept. 3, 1854. Mr. Editor : Knowing the interest that you take in the welfare of Emigrants who annually arrive in these Territories by thousands, and, thinking that perhaps I might be able to as>ist them also, by showing them where they can obtain goods land claims, I have taken the liberty of writing you an account of a journey which I have lately been upon for the purpose of opening a trail from Shoalwater Hay to Olyinpia, and to e...

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To the Readers of the California Farmer. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855

To the Readers of the California Farmer. The annexed communication, with the names attached, lias been kindly tendered to us. We would only ask of our friends to read and judge for themselves, as to the importance of the subject named therein. We are deeply grateful for every testimonial of favor and encouragement in our labors, and for every approving word and token from every source. — TO THE FRIENDS OP Apiculture, Horticulture, and Floriculture. " Knowledge is power," is a truth nowhere more fully illustrated than in the field of your enterprise ; and on no part of that field more important than in our State. In other States and different climates, the experience of ages is condensed into books; and the son inherits the practical knowledge of his father. Their books are their general guide, and their periodicals contain the result of their continued improvements. But with us the case is different. Here we have a climate to which the instructions of no book are adapted, a soil pec...

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Disease of the Grape. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855

Disease of the Grape. Sonoma, Jiiuunry 13th, ISS. r >. Dear Sir: I receive your paper regularly, and peruse each succeeding number with increasing interest. I wish you all the success your laudable enterprise deserves at the the hands of all California planters. As you have repeatedly urged your country friends to communicate with you on any subject of interest or importance. 1 do so now without further preface. In your paper of the 11th inst., there is an interesting article on the 11 Grape Blight m Europe." J read the communication on the .subject, carefully) because for the past season or two I have taken some little interest in whatever concerns the grape, its culture or manufacture. During the past season. I have observed the fruits on a few vines in a vineyard here, to become hard, when about half grown, and finally wilt away. On some bunches, of two-thirds formed grapes, I observed a substance—a small speck, of a red color, covering the fruit—the fruit so affected ...

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The Catawba Grape. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855

The Catawba Grape. We sincerely esteem the Catawba Grape one of the very best varieties for cultivation in California. Longworth, of Ohio, whose famous Catawba Champagne is now esteemed equal to any wine imported, says it is the very finest wine grape known, and for a table grape, we believe, when properly grown, will be found far superior to our California grape. We earnestly urge our sultivators to give the Catawba a careful trial. WHAT ARE THE BEST GRAPES ? Mr. Editor : 1 wish, sir, to make some inquiries of you in relation to grapes. Are the Concord, Diana, Charter Oak, Sage, and some other varieties of grape loudly puffed up in agricultural papers equal in value to tho Isabella or Catawba grapes ? In regard to the Concord, it is declared by some to be only sth rate; as to the Diana, a dUh of the same were exhibited at our County Agricultural Fair; the size of the berries and bunches were not more than one-third as large as Catawba grapes by their side. I purchased one bunch of ...

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Facts in Grape Culture. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855

Facts in Grape Culture. E. A. McKay, of Naples, N. V., gives, through the Horticulturist, some interesting facts in regard to the mode adopted by him in the cultivation of an acre of Isabella grape vines. The vines were planted five years ago last spring, one vine to a square rod, The holes are dug to about two feet deep and six to eight feet across. In the bottom of each of these holes was placed half the carcass of an ox —a drove of eighty oxen having died in the neighborhood while on their way to market. The holes were then half filled with good surface soil. Sixteen loads of leather shavings, which had been accumulating at a currier's shop, were then divided equally among the ICO holes, which were then filled with surface soil, mixed with the leather. A bushel of wellrotted stable manure, mixed with the same quantity of charcoal dust, completed the preparation for the vines. He states that most of the vines measured last spring, a foot in circumference, some of them fifteen inch...

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Japan Lilies. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855

Japan Lilies. Few plants are more useful than the different varieties of Japan Lilies. They came into bloom at a time when our New Holland plants are over, and when an actual paucity of flowering plants exists, wherewith to decorate the conservatory and greenhouse; and what really can be more suitable? They produce a gorgeous display either in-doors or out; and as they are quite hardy they may be liberally planted in the open borders; they thus constitute one of our best autumnal flower garden plants. Their propogation is simple and certain. The bulbs may be separated, and each scale will eventually form a a new bulb. This separation should be effected when the flower stems are withered ; the scales should be stuck into pans of silver sand, and placed in a cold frame or pit. After remaining one season in this position, they should be planted in a prepared bed of peat soil, and a little silver sand intermixed with it; thus treated, the bulbs will soon grow large enough to flower The ...

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Study of Botany. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855

Study of Botany. Why is not botany studied more? There is scarcely a school or college in the United States in which botany is taught, and very few in which thorough instruction in it is given. By thorough teaching, we mean where the instructor has a good knowledge of all the plants and trees growing in the vicinity of the school, —not only knowing their names, but also their classes, orders and properties. Under such a teacher, if the students form herbariums for themselves, they will scarcely fail to gain knowledge which will be both useful and practical. Useful, because it will add much to their happiness whenever they go into the garden, fields, or woods; and practical, because they can then deal with the vegetation with which this beautiful earth is clothed, and without which it would be a barren, uninhabited waste. In some of our academies and schools, a few young ladies, and perhaps- gentlemen, recite a few lessons and analyze a few plants under a teacher who does not know an...

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Untitled [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855

Vegetable Soups.—All vegetables that are put into soups, should be put into cold water and gradually brought up to the boiling point. This will cause the vegetable to diffuse its flavor throughout the whole mass. Irish potatoes had ought never to be put in soups until they are first cut up in hot water; this extracts their bitterness and renders them fit to mingle in the other vegetable mass. The meats to flavor vegetable soups, may be beef, veal, mutton, or chicken, and like the vegetables, should be put into the cold water. There are f>;wer good soups made in the country, than almost any other dish, and the reason is obvious : it takes more time to cook them. An okra gumbo soup should boil incessantly six hours, when the flavor of the meat, vegetables and condiments is so intimately and delicately blended that they all seem one delicious mass. Salt hardens water and flesh, and should not be put into soups until the mass is well done.

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