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REMOVAL . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1845

REMOVAL . The office of the Prairie Farmer is removed to 171 Lake street , where the editors or an editor will be found ready to talk with friends and attend to their wishes . We have a large room , plenty of fire in cool weather , and chairs to sit in . Call in . ¦ • , ,- , ^ . » e =- r .

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
WINTER MANAGEMENT Of SHEEP . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1845

WINTER MANAGEMENT Of SHEEP . That season of the year is approaching which is to decide more than any other the profit of wool-growtng . In our climate from the first of May to the first of October the liability to loss , except now and then from wolves , is so small as hardly to be worth taking into account . Willi the month of October begins a season which till May following tries the flock to the utmost : not that the results of management dcvelope themselves at present , or for some time to come ; but the chances of success are determined by management which has already commenced . If sheep are suffered now to become poor , they will hardly recover from it during the winter , even if their loss is not hazarded before spring . The flock ought now to be in cultivated feed , and with every careful and experienced flock master this is the case . But the season of yarding and feeding will soon commence : and to conduct this upon economical principles some preparation is necessary . Th...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
AGRICULTURAL SHOWS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1845

AGRICULTURAL SHOWS . The Peoria County Show took place o » the 17 th of September , at Kickapoo Town . The list of premiums was riot large ,., but the , exhibition appears to have been very respectable ,: particularly in the Ijne of manufactured articles . The principal competition appears to have been with fanniiigmills . cf which the number exhibited was large , and the quality superior ,... The show , of cattle and hogs appears to have peen-small ; . that of horses , better . .. . .,.- Edson Harkness Esq ., the . vice president , had the chair , . and gave the address . . The . officers , for the ensuing year are as , follows : Washington Cockle , president ; Samuel H , Davis , vice president ; J . P . Hptchkiss , recording secretary ; Wm . ; H . Fessenden , corresponding secretary ; P . Sweat , treasurer . ( Executive committee , names not given . ) ,, The r , Winnebago . County Society held no Show . The absence of farmers , and the sickness which has been general iri that regi...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS FOR WHEAT . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1845

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS FOR WHEAT . In our trips south we have always heard it remarked that wheat was there a very uncertain crop ; and many farmers have intimated their intention of refraining from its culture altogether . Whatever of wisdom there may be in this , ( and in many cases we are inclined to think there may be much , ) there is : room for doubt whether the uncertainty of the wheat crop is not in a considerable part the result of bad fanning , as . well as of climate . This dPubt is amazingly strengthened when the character of much of the plowing done in this part of the State is remembered . How can the farmer expect good wheat crops , or any wheat crop at all , who undertakes togrow it on the same ground year after year * and each lime running bis plow at a depth of from two to four inches ! The case is scarcely bettered when wheat and oats , or wheat , oats , and corn , only , are alternated ; If the plow is put in at a snug depth of eight or ten inches—clover being introdu...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
FATTENING HOGS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1845

FATTENING HOGS . There is scarcely any business pursued by the farmer whore a nice economy is more desirable than in fattening swine . The question is , how shall a given amount of food be turned irilo the most pork ? To meet this question , a good many requisites are necessary . In the first place , a proper regard should be had to the animals put up for fattening . Some hogs are fit to be fattened only when two or three years of age ; others sooner , and some may be fattened at ariy age ; but the animals most desirable for this purpose are those which will produce the most pork at the age of about 20 months . The wintering of shoats is that which takes the profit out of the business ; and more than one of tlierri , in all climates where they are to be fed , is to be avoided . It , has been a study with some , to produce 01 procure a breed of hogs which would come to the slaughter and afford sufficient firmness to the meat at the end of the first season—thus avoiding all wintering ...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
PRACTICAL PAPERS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1845

PRACTICAL PAPERS . A For the Prairie Farmer . MESSRS . EDITORS : On reading the article headed as above , in your last number , I was struck with the . idea that a little of his ( friend Kimball s ) practice might not have been amiss to those capitalists he mentions , whpsp capital consists of a large family . He says information that will save them labor is all-impoi : tant ,.. for that , adds so much to their ( family ) capital . Thatis all very good ,-but if friend K . had given us a little of his practice it would perchance have been better . My only excuse for driving the spider across this sheet , with his palsied . & c . is merely to give friend K . my mode of killing vermin on cattle and calves , which 1 shall get at by and by .. It is but a short time since I was visited by a relative from Ohio , who bad supposed that a man could get . his choice in farms in this State at $ 1 , 25 per acre ; and when lie had got that he neither , wanted theory , nor pra * tiee &...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
TOM JONES ON WHEAT CULTURE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1845

TOM JONES ON WHEAT CULTURE . [ For the Prairie Farmer BY GEO . CHURCHILL . MESSRS . EDITORS : In the July number of the Prairie Farmer Tom describes several modes of cultivating wheat , but evidently condemns all except the first . This is , to throw down your fence in the spring , so that the stock may run on your last , year s cornfield ; [ for Tom supposes you have three fields at least ;] they will eat out the weeds and grass . [ Some weeds they wilt , ami some they will not . ] After your corn is planted , which must be at just the right time , plow up the aforesaid fallow field—pasture it still , & c . [ Rather lean pasturage , I reckon , unless , as is very apt to be the case , the plowman cuts a little , and « overs a little , and leaves half the land neither cut nor covered . ] Now this is a very good way of raising wheat—where a farmer has three fields , and no use for more than two of them . But though _ the crop will generally be larger than by the usual mode...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
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ILLINOIS—ITS ADVANTAGES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1845

ILLINOIS—ITS ADVANTAGES . I For the Prairie Farmer . .. . ... H S , UA . RKKKS 3 . MESSRS . EDITORS : Could the real character of the State of Illinois be known and appreciated by the people of other States and of Europe , there _ would no doubt be a tremendous rush to this country . But though her political sins have been many and great , poor Illinois has been most cruelly slandered and misrepresented . It has been so often said by those who are interested in directing immigration to ; other portions of . the West , that this is a sickly country , even those who invented the slander begin to believe it . But the assertion i s FA L s E ! A residence of ten years upon the prairies enables me to ; speak -with confidence on this subject . • And ! give it as my deliberate , opinion that the . table lands of . Illinois , ( which comprise at least % of the State , ) are ashealthy as any district , of the United States of the same extent . I have often inquired of individuals whether they...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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SHEEP KEEPING . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1845

SHEEP KEEPING . [ For the Prairie Farmer * BY L . KIMBALL . MESSRS . EDITORS : Having observed several conflicting statements by different writers on the treatment of sheep , and having been all my life until I came to this State engaged in the manufacture of woolen goods , and consequently having a deep interest in the growing of wool , I gave considerable attention to the treatment of sheep ; and as this country is rapidly filling up with sheep , I will give you a few of my notions relative to their treatment—not for a moment supposing but that the large wool growers understand this matter altogether better than I do ; but knowing that many are going newly into this business , I hope to throw out some ideas thai will be of some benefit to some of them . I would begin with the sheep in the spring ; after the weather and water get warm , arid not before , drive your sheep carefully and slowly to a well-prepared ! yard , by the side of running water , and wash them—using great care i...

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Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
ROTATION . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1845

ROTATION . [ For Oie Prairie Farmer . • MESSRS . EDITORS * . I notice in your August number , page 195 an article on rotation , which I think a good one , although , 1 am not an experienced farmer , benig . but a young hand at the business ; but would not the pasturage be sufficient for more stock than the writer says ? and is not the calculation for the orchard field too large ? How does he keep up the clover in that field ?—I would : think , the hogs would Soon eat it out , and ruin the orchard . He has but ten acres left for his house , barn , stables , and timber ; would this be sufficient for the farm ? ¦ On a timbered farm , where you wish to sow pasture aside from the fields , would you think best to deaden a part of the most scrubby timber ; and sow your grass , leaving your best timber to stand—or would you clear it off smooth ? For instance if you have 50 acres in lieavythick timber , would you deaden a part in all the 50 acres , and sow grass in all—or would you clear all...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
COLMAN'S EUROPEAN AGRICULTURE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1845

COLMANS EUROPEAN AGRICULTURE . The fourth Part of this work has come to hand from the publishers , and we sit down to look over its contents . This , like the preceding numbers , is beautifully printed , and is embellished with an engraving of a North Devon ox , so exquisitely done that the very curl of his hair and the wrinkles in his neck are as distinct as life ; and while looking in his honest face we can almost smell his generous breath . The author inserts a notice in the beginning in reply to , or deprecation of criticisms made upon his work on this side of the water ; and in answer to requests and advice of friends in relation to his mode of preparing the Reports . All we can say in the matter is , that Mr . Colman must expect criticism ; and any undue sensitiveness to it will not better the case . If he is a sensible man—as he gives evidence of being—he will not esteem that criticism best which piles on commendation thickest ; but will value that which shows by discriminati...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
WHEAT RAISING COMPARED WITH COWS AND SHEEP . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1845

WHEAT RAISING COMPARED WITH COWS AND SHEEP . [ For the Prairie Farmer . BY C CADW 2 I . L . Well , Brother Farmers , how did the last picture look to you ? Rather dark , say you ; but if . we cannot profitably « end our . wheat and flour to England , where shall we find a market for it ? By looking over the exports and imports of each State , we shall find but a small portion of our grain leaves the States now , and that much the best and surest market is at home , or within the United States . I think I shall be able to show that the wheat raising business is not what many suppose it to be , especially without stock . For illustration we will take 20 acres of prairie : For : ploughing 20 acres , $ 50 00 Seed and sowing , $ 3 75 per acre , 43 75 Harvesting , $ 150 per acre , 37 50 Threshing , cleaning and storing , 8 cts pr bush . 30 00 Marketing , 50 miles at $ 7 per load , 70 00 Wear of land , at 10 per ct at government price , 4 68 25 acres at 15 bushels per acre , 375 Amount at ...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
SWEET POTATOES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1845

SWEET POTATOES . We had not the room , nor was it perhaps necessary , to call attention to an advertisement in our last , of a mode of keeping sweet potatoes during the winter . In this climate the great difficulty in the way of raising ( his root is not in growing , but in keeping the seed . While this is true , there is a great difference in the quality of the potatoes raised—those which are grown in a cold climate being as a matter 6 f course inferior . Still on oor warmer sand y lands a very good article can be grown . Of the mode of keeping them we know nothing—its merits mustbedetermined by itself . : We apperid an essay on growing the sweet potatoe , by Aaron H- Vestal , of Cambridge , Wayne Co . Indiana : Directions for sprouting Sweet Potatoes . First—In a bed of earth , make a box by setting boards or planks edgewise on the ground , and put in of good stable manure , abont a foot in depth , over which spread good rich earth to the depth of two inches—upon this lay the Pota...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
A PENCIL SKETCH . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1845

A PENCIL SKETCH . I must claim the indulgence of my readers , if I give them an account of a visit in the country so instructive , so bright , so cheerful , that nothing but the absolute breaking-up of the mind can ever obliterate its record , or dispel the bright vision from ray imagination . I know my fair readers—for with sornestich I am assured my humble Reports are kindly honored—will feel an interest in it ; and if I have any unfair readers , I beg them at once to turnover the page . But mind , I shall utter no name , and point to no place ; and if I did not know that the example was not altogether singular , and therefore would not be detected , I should not relate it . I know very well , as soon as I return to my native land , if Heaven has that happiness yet in store for me , a dozen of my charming friends , —God bless them!—with . their bright eyes , and their gentle entreaties , will be pressing me for a disclosure ; b ut I tell them beforehand , I am panoplied in a stern...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
CHOICE OV LOCATION . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1845

CHOICE OV LOCATION . [ For the Prairie Farmer < M ESSRS . EDITORS : Why is it that many immigrants , with considerable means , buy farms and settle down iri p laces far inferior in point of soil , -surface and water , and other advantages , especially healthiness , to other places that could be bought at less prices . In my rambles I have observed such things , but am at a loss to account for them , unless in the supposition that the settlefs do not look about them , but at once sit down by an acquaintance Who preceded them , or in evidence of having cast off all worldly cravings , make their sacrifice and new home just by some religious brethren , wherever they aie found , sacrificing all other things to secure the association alluded to—which is all right , provided they do not hereafter regret in disappointment . I have seen such things in all parts of the West , in Southern and Northern Illinois , particularly in Ogle county , where of late many have settled and paid ...

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Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
SMOKING SEED CORN . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1845

SMOKING SEED CORN . • [ For the Prairie Farmer . MESSRS . EDITORS : I wish to remind your readers that if they would save their young corn from the depredations of squirrels , mice , birds , & c . next spring , to prepare for smoking their seed , according to a recipe in one of the back . volumes of the Prairie Farmer . Leave a few huslis on the seed ears , so that it can bchiing up in the smoke house and smoked with the hams ; or , hang it up in any dry place , and , before planting , dip the end of a stick in tar , set fife to it , and , holding it under the corn , give it a thorough smoking . I have tried this for three years , and have saved many times my subscription to the paper by it . ; DuPage , October , 1845 . - S . L . C ; * DuuiitEA . Three strawberry leaves eaten will prove a certain cure for diarhrca . —Exchange paper . . It may , sometimes ; and again it will not . Diarhoeas are of very different kinds—being indexes of very different sorts of derangement—a...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
TRANSPLANTING . WASHINGTON THORN . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1845

TRANSPLANTING . WASHINGTON THORN . ORCHARD AND GARDEN . [ For the Prairie Farmer . nv c . n . OVERMAN . MESSRS . EDITORS : AS the season for removing fruit ; and ornamental trees is near at hand , I am resolved no Ipnger to delay giving your readers a few suggestions on what I consider the best method of managing them . As soon as the frost has sufficiently checked the flowing of the sap , ( generally in the early part of Nov . ) I take up every species of trees , shrubs , and vines , which i intend lo transplant the spring following ; I then smooth off a place in the garden , or on any dry ground , lay them down horizontally , sift in fine soil among The roots to fill all the vacancies , then cover ihern , root and branch , with earth . The roots should lie covered as deep as-ihc frost will extend , and for the balance of I lie tree six inches will he sufficient . At llic commencement , of vegetation in the spring , I uncover all except , the roots , raise tlieni up a little , and ...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
THREE MARES STOLEN PROM STARK COUNT *' . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1845

THREE MARES STOLEN PROM STARK COUNT * . [ For the Prairie Farmer . MESSRS . EDITORS : . A neighbor of mine , a subscriber to the Farmer , has apprised me of ( he suggestions of your correspondent W- of Pike county , published in the September number of your paper , in relation to stolen horses , and his plan of protecting the farmer . As W . s plan appears to me the best I have heard of , I avail myself of your . liberal offer , by sending for publication a description of three mares , which I suppose have been stolen from me during the past spring and summer . It is almost useless for the farmers to advertise in the common newspapers , as their circulation is principally confined to the neig hborhood where they arc printed ; or by handbills , for the owners of the stolen property do noi know in what direction to send them . But W . s plan—by the , way aihappy thought just now—appears to me more efficient than , either ; better even than forming companies lo break-up the gang of . r...

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

FLORICULTURE . [ For the Prairie Farmer . BV F . II . HASTINGS . Bulbous Roots . The large flowering Gladiolus is a splendid / lower , and worthy a place in every collection . It . grows-from two to four feel in height , having a spike of copper colored flowers , 18 or 24 inches in length . Flowers in July . The Tiger Flower—flowers at the same time , and is very delicate and rich . Each stalk has several flowers , making their appearance successivel y for several days . The flower lasts but a single day , but makes a lino show . Both the Gladiolus and Ti ger Flower arc propagated by offsets from the root , and require to be taken up , dried , and keep secure from frost during winter , and set out again early in the spring . Tuberous Roots . Of these the Dahlia stands pre-emin-ent in point of beauty , though destitute of fragrance . There is an almost endless variety of color , and none bur . fine Dahlias need be cultivated , as such are easily obtained , and as easily cultivated as...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
FRUIT CULTURE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1845

FRUIT CULTURE . [ For the Prairie Farmer . BY E . IIABKNKSS . MESSRS . EO ITORS : Enclosed I send you an extract of a letter ! teccived from our veteran horticultural friend , Edson Harlmoss , of Peoria county , Illinois . I have by his permission made some slight alterations and additions—if more than he intended I hope ho will excuse me . Respectfully , F . K . P . And first let me say , it gives me great pleasure lo become acquainted with those who take so deep an interest in the cause of horticultural improvement . From the time Adam took possession of his garden to the present moment it has been ihe most important business of man to cultivate , adorn , and beautify the earth ; and it seems peculiarly characteristic of our own times that men of intelli gence and taste should employ all their energies in this noblepursuuV Throughout the Great Valley of the West we . find ! tho » 8 . who seem to be fully aware , of the great responsibilities resting upon them as the beginners of a...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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