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Essay on Hedging with Osage Orange [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 February 1856

Essay on Hedging with Osage Orange BT HIITBT SHAW , TAZEWELL COTJHTY , ILLS . Germination of the Seed , — . The seed should if possible , be of the previous season s growth ; . older seed being much less certain to grow . About the first of March wet the seed by putting them in sacks and letting them remain about forty-eight hours , after which they are to be spread , not more than six inches in depth , in some cool place secure from mice , and kept moist by spreading over them wet sacks or moss in sufficient quantity to confine the moisture , but not so much as to cause danger of heating or fermentation . Keep them in this state until they commence sprouting , when they should be sown immediately . Seed received too late for the above process may be sprouted by wetting frequently in warm water , pouring the same off immediately . In a few days if the weather is warm they will commence sprouting . The water used may be near the boiling point , but will answer just as well at a tempe...

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.. ¦ '"' . ' lillet ' ' . '"" . ' [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 February 1856

.. ¦ . lillet . . The stalks and leaves of this plant retiemble those of Indian corn , though the leaves are much smaller . It grows to the leight of three or four feet , A sandy soil suits it best , though it grows finely in the ordinary i » prairie soil . It bears drought Well . It is said to produce as large a quantity of grain as Indian corn , when cultivated in drills three feet apart and six inches | u the rows ; but owing to the difficulty of saving the crop on account of birds , it is generally thought best to sow it broad-cast and cut it in the milk for fodder . ; It is constantly sown in Pennsylvania in May , with one peck of seed to the acre ; and it has produced as high as 20 bushels of seed to the acre and four and a half of fodder . Cases are stated of sowing a bushel of seed to the acre on the 5 th of May and harvesting the crop as early ae 5 th of July , and which yield four tons of fodder to the acre . A crop of fodder can be raised if sown as late as July . There ;...

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Ornamental Grass Plats . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 February 1856

Ornamental Grass Plats . ; We like to see beantifr . 1 grass plats in ithe front and about dwellings . There is nothing more ornamental in such places than well-set and well-trimmed grass lawns . There is a good deal of judgment to be used in such ! cases . In a small yard , tall growing shrubbery is out of place . Roses can alwajs be kept of the proper size by the free use of the knife in cutting them iback in spring , and most roses are all the tetter for this , treatment . A crowded lawn , ieveh with choice plants , will be any thing , bnt beautiful . . ¦ ¦ ¦ j In small front yards dwarf plant * are mast appropriate . Persian lilachs , dwarfed syringas , Japan quinces , and some of ithe smallspireas , do well ; but the perpet- | ual roses are a great deal better , A few of these , blossoming through the whole sum __^ iii p ± 2 ~ i ^ ii ^^^^^^^ Hj mer , will alwg || fgivc atih ^^^^^^^^ H le of thick growang--j e virgr ^^^ Hffl ^^^ R by contrast , an 3 ^^ i » ter ^ B ^^^^^ p always...

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" The Great Tree . " [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 February 1856

The Great Tree . The California Farmer contains a . description of this great tree . It grows -in a narrow , basin of the Sierra Nevada , containing not more than 200 acres , and is found in no other place on the globe . The grounds are very damp and retain pools of water . There are more than two hundred of these trees , which , apparently , -have , reached the greatest size of their species . One has fallen , which shows a length of 450 feet . 350 feet from the rqots it measured 10 feet , in diameter . At the root it was , 94 feet : in , circumference . Counting the rings , the tree must have been 3 , 000 years old ; its youth passing back into the remote ages of antiquity . This tree , says the Country Gentleman , if standingin the Niagara chasm , would rise 200 feet above the top of the Suspension bridge ; its top would reach 160 feet above the spire , of Trinity church in New York , and 236 feet higher than Bunker Hill monnment at Boston . If cut into fuel , it would make 3 , 0...

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Plowing by Steam . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 February 1856

Plowing by Steam . We doubt whether this can be done any where with success and profit ; but if it can , it will be on the Western Prairies . Mr . Obed Hussey , of Baltimore , has however , made a very fair beginning . He appeared at the Maryland State Fair , last fall , with an invention called the Locomotive Steam Plowing Machine . It was attached to three large plows by log chains , each plow being handled by one man . — The movement was about equal to a fast walking horse . Of its performance , the committee who had it in charge , in their report , say—The ground was thoroughly broken to a depth varying from seven to fourteen inches , and an average width of fourteen inches to each plow . The engine proceeded across the entire length of the area inside the horse track , being a distance of about two hundred yards , encountering a hard road and and several large stones , but without any diminution in the speed . The power required to perform the same amount of labor was estimated...

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Winter Management of Lambs . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 February 1856

Winter Management of Lambs . The necessity for making ample provision of pasture for lambs from their weaning until the approach of winter has already been urged . This , however , is not properly attended to by many , and when winter is at hand , their condition is by no means what it should be . It may be set down as a rule never to be transgressed with impunity , that all animals when growing should be bountifully fed , as well as receive all other proper attentions conducive to his welfare ; otherwise , it will be in vain to expect , when at maturity , they will exhibit the perfection of their species . The general qualities of any domestic animal , however perfect nature may have done her work , can always be further improved by art , or othwise , or by judicious feeding , and strict attentions in every other regard . It is very much from this canse , that celebrated breeders have gained their renown for improvements effected in breeds of cattle , as well as sheep . If we would...

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. " .- _ Working Cattle . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 February 1856

. .- _ Working Cattle . The patience , meekness , and . uncomplaining toil of the working ox ought , although it does not always , to endear him to his master , and ensure for him kind usage and protection . The writer has a very vivid recollection of the successive yokes of oxen , which , during the years of his childhood ( up the valley of the Genessee , ) were owned and worked by his father . The country at that time was comparatively new and much of it of course covered with a dense growth of wood and timber . These cattle had about as distinct and marked features and character ,, as- different men ; but all . of them were similar in one thing , and that was in doing to the best of their ability the labor required of them . Amid logs . ahd stumps , on side hills and swampj , over rough roads and through bridgeiess streams , we have seen them plod , where horses could not , or -Would not go . — Some of their drivers were kind , others were harsh and cruel . One in particular is r...

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Progress in Pear Culture , [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 February 1856

Progress in Pear Culture , Wc hare just ( Occ . 19 , ) taken a trip ! o the fruit stalls , stores and confectioners of BroadWdy to make note of their contents . There is abundant evidence of . a bountiful fruit harvest , and tnat the labors of our horticultural societies , of amateur fruit growers , and of the press , are having a very haopy u & ucnee upon our gardti . 3 and ¦ orchards . We have never seen go much fruit in the market or so great a variety . Grapes are very abundant , and Dr . Underbill 19 in the ascendent from Chambers-st . . . to Aslor-pla . ee . They are very fine , and retail for eighteen cents a pound . They have usually sold , we believe , in former years , for a shilling a pound . The demand for them doubtless increases as they become known in the marks , and he finds no difficulty in marketing his whele ciop a : any reasonable price . Any one who knows good fruit , would prefer to fend for Underbill s grapes at eighteen cen s , rathtr than a chanc...

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How to feed Horses . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 February 1856

How to feed Horses . The adtdt horse does not require so much of the flesh-making principle as the young and groining animal , but he seems to require a greater variety . The adalt merely requires enough to replace the waste—the wear and tear of his system . If he obtains more than this , the surplus is either excreted from the body , or else stored up within the same in the form of fat ; and everybody knows that a fat horse , or a fat man , are not best adapted for a race , nor hard labsr ; but of all Others ( except these in a state of debility , ) they are most subject to acute disease . With the young and growing aniraai the case 13 different . Here we require bane , muscle and nerve , Oats , corn and potlurd furnish the same . The colt obtains from its mother s milk all the elements of its own organization in a concentrated form—all that seems necessary for developing bodily proportions and hereditary traits—therefore , when weaned , the colt must be furnished with the same equ...

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The Cnltiratiori and Preservation of Forests . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 February 1856

The Cnltiratiori and Preservation of Forests . BY B . F CUTTER , ESQ . ! The first firing to be taken into consideration in i the cultivation of forests is the means by which i they are propagated , whether from seed or trans- > planting young trees . I propose first to notice [ the propagation from the seed . The seeds-of all the oaks , hickories , butternut , ; black walnut , beech , chestnut , hornbeam , and nettie tree , are ripe , and may be gathered at the time i of the first hard frosts of October , and all require i the same treatment , viz : they may be planted di- I rectly after ripening , or may be kept in some j moist placa until spring , and then planted . It in- ! jures ail of the above kinds to dry them . The scarlet and . silvci maples , canoe and river ¦ birches , and elms , i ipen their seeds early in June , . and should be planted immediately without dry- I ing . In good land they will grow from 3 inches to 3 feet the first year . They mav be also dried...

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Raising Frait Profitable , [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 February 1856

Raising Frait Profitable , Much has been written upon the profitableness of fruit culture , yet we think this matter is generally too much neglected and its importance too little appreciated . Une reason of this is , that relatively quite too much attention has been bestowed upon raising fancy fruits . Almost every one who has written upon the subject has devoted himself to describing a new variety , or to the best means of raisinga small quantity of a great number cf fruits . Take apples for example . We have in our agricultural and horticultural journals chapter upon chapter describing the hundreds of varieties , while little is said upon the importance of producing an abundant supply of some of the leading Riid long established kinds , such as the Greening , Spitzenburg , Baldwin , Newtown Pippin , Seek-nc-fnrther , & c . If public at -ention has been rightly directed in this matter , why even is it at this present time as well as in all past seasons , there is and ha...

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- Domestic Economy . — ' [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 February 1856

- Domestic Economy . — CHEAP AND EXCELLENT CANDLES . —The following recipe I have tried twicej and find it all that it is cracked up to be . I have no doubt that it would have been worth more than $ 200 to me if I had known it years ago . Most farmers have a surplus of stale fat and dirty grease which can be made into candles at a trifling expense . I kept both tallow and lard candles through the last summer , the lard best , and burning quite as well , and giving as good light as tallow onos . Directions for making good candles from lard : —For 12 pounds of lard , take 1 pound of saltpetre , and 1 pound of alum ; mix them and pulverize them ; dissolve the saltpetre and alum in a gill of boiling water ; pour the compound into the lard before it is quite all melted ; stir the whole until it boils , skim oft what rises ; let it simmer until the water is all boiled out , or till it ceases to throw off steam ; pour off the lard as soon as it is done , and clean the boiler while it is ho...

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^ SSHKS & f *?^ -L- ^ tiSVSBHBfcllBBBBBBBBSflfiXir - [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 February 1856

^ SSHKS & f *?^ -L- ^ tiSVSBHBfcllBBBBBBBBSflfiXir - j * I 16 OUUBF fluuuj ii •* **** a «*^ va « SBtiJi . ^ woifiBjtMi » j aCi ¥ . Tiity * 1 rl ~ I cility afforded him . ^^ \ ^*^ SHjF j The importance of properly maihtsmibg our j horses and cattle is well understood ; to efiect ] which their food must be properly prepared , and | this will doubtless become general , as all the re- ! sources of science are directed to economise its i use . | It is universally admitted that when the grass is i cut , the corn crushed , cake broken , the turnips , ! chaff , & c ., also cut and steamed , not only an imI mense saving in first cost is thereby effected , but j the a . mtnal is incredibly improved both in health j and appearance ; and these are considerations well I worthy the attention of the practical farmer . In j short , it is to those several processes of cutting , | bruising , steaming , & c , that he must look for the j crowning of his labors with s...

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Replarity in Feeding Cattle . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 February 1856

Replarity in Feeding Cattle . Stephens , in his Book of the Farm , gives the following illustration of lhe necessity of regularity and method of agricultural duties : In thus minutely detailing the duties of the cattle man , my object has been to show you rather how the turnips and fodder should be distributed relatively than absolutely ; hut whatever hour and minute the cattle-man finds from his experience , he can devote to each portion of his work , you shall see that he performs the same qjwratioit at the same time every day . By paying strict attention to time , the cattle will be ready for and expect their wonted meals at the appointed times and will not complain until they arrive . Complaints from his stock shoujdbc distressing to every farmer s ears , for he may be assured they will not complain until they feel hunger , and if allowed to hunger they will not only lose condition , but render themselves by discontent , less capable of acquiring it when the food happens to be f...

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Sncccssfal Culture of the Japanese Potatoe Plant in New York . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 February 1856

Sncccssfal Culture of the Japanese Potatoe Plant in New York . A few months ago we called attention to the fact that Mr , D . Boll , the well-known florist , corner of 50 ! h street and Broadway , had planted some of the roots of the Dioscorca Japcnica or Dioscorea halatat , a substitute for the potato , in his garden . He first planted them in May , we believe , in pots in bis hot-house . They grew rapidly , and as soon as warm weather set hi , he transferred them to his garden in the open air . Here they flourished and spread during the summer , and gava indication that the florist should reap a harvest . Mr . Boll had between twenty and thirty roots in the ground . During the first week in October ho concluded his Dioscoreas were quite large enough , and so he dug them up . To his great delight , he found that some of them were two feet long , and all had . grown finely . In fact he was satisfied that he had been amply repaid for his trouble and expense in importing the roots fro...

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^^ k " oii-s ^ iM ^ Br ^ [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 February 1856

^^ k oii-s ^ iM ^ Br ^ fflBHMiHnSjirBnflfvfflMB , The us ¦ ^ l ^ olp ^^™^^!^^ 1 11 crop and > iajgMJiS ^^ ^^ B ^ iiuiiffiJBa nients foi ^ T ^^^^ nKafflHK ^^ Wiirt IliiS DGGU iinuvu iivivj ~ v , uwuu ) uuuinmM » im ^ iiuo often yielded a heavy crop . The crop would be more certain by good cultivation . It is very desirable that the previous crop from the ground * should have left it clean of weeds . Barley cannot be cnltiva . ted to advantage upon stiff , heavy and wet grounds , or such as are of cold and tenacious quality . It delights in a dry , light , mellow soil , so that it can grow rapidly , and its roots extend , to obtain the proper supply of nutriment-to bring the grain in the three months that the crop occupies the ground to perfect maturity . As in the case of most <; rops , so in this , the ground should be well pulverized and m good order to receive the seed . If the spring be dry , a roller , after sowing , will be of great benefit . Th , o usual ...

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¦ 3 m Tne gnjjiei ,. Jj & f [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 February 1856

¦ 3 m Tne gnjjiei ,. Jj & f Spring will come . We ^ have His word for it , who never fails in His promises . It ia not too soon to begin torthink of the garden . To support the farmer s family , —to secure the most healthy and delicious food , there is no part of his farm which pays such rich returns . If , then , you have not set off in a suitable place , having proper soil for the purpose , a piece of land for the garden , it is time you . should be thinking about it . We all desiro early products of the garden , hence it should be located in a warm spot , protected if possible , from the north-west , north , and north-oast winds . The soil should be light , warm and rich . With these provisions , you will be likely , if you put in your seeds at the proper time , to secure vegetables a fortnight or more , sooner than your more negligent neighbors . We do not suppose that many of our farmers will have their hot beds ; though these could be made so as to cost but little ...

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Farmer ' s Boys . —Take the Farmer ! [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 February 1856

Farmer s Boys . —Take the Farmer ! In the little experience we have had in publishing this paper , we have observed one gratifying fact , —farmers 1 boys are quite desirous of taking it . We like to sec this inquiring spirit among them . They have taken hold of a profession for life , and they desire to understand it in all its details . Though agriculture has existed as a profession since the appearance of Adam in the garden of Eden ,- —and though we are told that there is nothing new under the sun , yet we doubt if Adam knew any thing about a good plow , a seed drill , a mower or a reaper . Neither are we of opinion that these instruments were ever perfected , as they now are , in the numerous centuries which have intervened between Adam s expulsion and the inventions now offered to our farmers . The truth is that mecuamcal genius as applied to instruments of agriculture , is effecting wonders for the farmer—saving labor , making many of the duties of the farmer light , and the bu...

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to Hews of the Month . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 February 1856

to Hews of the Month . JJ ®^ We are compelled apologize for the late appearance of this number of our paper and for the work itself . Our access to the markets for a good article of paper and ink , has been prevented by the severe cold weather of the winter . We hope all will come right in a few days . Our last news from Nicaragua , left the party of Col . Walker in power , and there appeared no immediate prospect of his being driven from his position . Mr . Dallas , of Pennsylvania , has been appointed to succeed Mr . Buchanan , as minister to England . Late letters from Washington territory state that all surveys have been suspended on account of Indian hostilities . The war is said to be general . It is thought that at least 6 , 000 Indians are in the held . — Most of the settlers have gone into villages or block houses . The Indians have become troublesome in the south part of Florida . Some murders have been committed by them . Troops were sent in pursuit but could not find the...

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Aspects of Foreign Affairs . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 February 1856

Aspects of Foreign Affairs . We have no confidence that peace will be made immediately in Europe . The Czar has accepted the proposition of the Western powers as the basis of negociations!—That is all . There is no evidence that the beligcrents anticipate peace . There is talk that the Allies may leave the Crimea and make war upon Russia , where they can bring into action their troops to better advantage than in the Crimea . They do not suppose that any great advantages can be obtained by a further contest in and about Sebastopol . • We do not regard , therefore , the present aspect of affairs in Europe as likely to lessen the demands for provisions from the United States . Years must pass after war closes before the soldier can well become the husbandman and gather the fruits of his labors . We may look , under any circumstances , for good prices for provisions , especially for breadstuff s . These seem to he the convictions of our farmers , and the coming spring they will put all ...

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