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HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS RECIPE FOR PICKLING BEEF , PORK , HAMS , TONGUES , & c . —Before packing your meat , let it soak four or five days in a weak brine , which will remove all bloodand other impurities . Then , for 100 pounds of meat , take 6 gallons water , 9 pounds salt , 3 pounds brown sugar , 1 quart molasses , 3 ounces saltpetre , 1 ounce potash . ( 2 ounces pearlash will answer . ) Put these ingredients into a clean pot or kettle and let the mixture boil—being careful to take off the scum as fast as it rises . When the scum ceases to rise , take off the liquor and lot it stand until it is cold . Then , having packed your meat , pour tho liquor over it till it is well covered . Beef , hams and tongues , preserved in this way , will be sweet and tender for six months , or even a year , with a little attention . I have tried several different kinds of pickle , and find this superior to any other . Chicago , January , 1844 . L EMUEL BROWN . PUMPKIN PIES . —A correspondent...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
THE ELGIN PLOW—ADVERTISING . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

THE ELGIN PLOW—ADVERTISING . PLEASE inform me where I can buy the Elgin plow , that took the premium at the Ottawa Fair . From the description of its manner of working , which I read in your paper , I am led to believe that it will suit me exactly . Please inform me , through your paper , of the price , and where they can be purchased . Wo arc continually receiving inquiries like tho above from all parts of tho West , and if manufacturers of p lows and other implements knew their true interest they would advertise in the Prairio Farmer . Messrs . Gilford & Renwick , if they prefer writing to advertising , can write to Mr . A . Dickinson Ferry , Princeton , Bureau county , Illinois . RUNAWAY HORSES . —A Frenchman , it is said , has discovered the means of stopping ahorse when running away . It is contrived with a spring to cover the eyes of the animal in an instant—when , though at the top of his speed , lie will no more run than a man in the dark . There are occasions wh...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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PRIZE ESSAY [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

PRIZE ESSAY THE PREPARATION AND USE OF MANURES . MY WILLIS GA . Yt . OUD , Associate Editor of the Cultivator . ( Continued from pago 19 . ) USE OF PEAT OR SWAMP MUCK . —According to Mr . Caiman , in his Fourth Report , two thirds of the manure Used on the extensive garden and farm of Mr . Gushing , near Boston , is made from meadow muck , or peat . The compost for top-dressing meadow and grass lands , is made by taking the muck from the pit in August or September , where it lies to the next year . The compost heap is then made on some convenient place , by spreading a layer of muck eight inches thick ; on the muck four inches of ashes ; then another layer of muck , and so on for five layers , making a pile five feet high , in the form of a ridge . This lies through the winter , is opened and mixed in the spring , and the next fall is spread on the land . The compost for plowed lands is made of two thirds muck and one third manure . Fresh manure , or that which has not fermented , i...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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ORCHARD AN !) GARDEN . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

ORCHARD AN !) GARDEN . MANAGEMENT OF A VOUNG ORCHARD . BY EDSON HAUKNKSS . ¦ To die Editors of the Prairie Farmer : A few desultory observations on the culture of fruit trees , may be of service to those who are planting orchards . Cultivation of the ground . Every body knows that keeping the ground free from weeds , and in a loose , friable state near the surface , is absolutely necessary in raising a hill of corn . But every body does not seem to know that , the same treatment is indispensable in regard to young fruit trees . Such , however , is the case , and those who expect the blessing of good fruit by merely p lanting trees and leaving them to take care of themselves , will find , their half-done work end in tVisappointment and . loss . Wheat , oats , or grass , when suffered to grow near a young tree , will rob it of its proper nutriment , and produce results as unfavorable as the growth of weeds . Corn , beans , potatoes , or onions , may be grown in the young orchard ; but...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
STRAWBERRIES—ROOT PRUNING—CHESNUT TREES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

STRAWBERRIES—ROOT PRUNING—CHESNUT TREES . MY JAMES WEKD . Sterile and fertile Strawberry Blossoms . On page 83 of the last volume of your excellent paper , the dioecious character of some varieties of the strawberry is well illustrated . The Magazine of Horticulture for November , contains an editorial article which informs us that it is now the opinion of the best cultivators , not . only in this country , but in Europe , that this difference , which is admitted to exist in many of our best varieties , is the result of excessive and improper cultivation . I . have observed the common wild or prairie strawberry in this vicinity for several years , arid uniforml y found that the different plants are either distinctly staminate or pistilate , the cause of which , the theory of cultivation certainly does hot explain ; and the fact leads us strongly to suspect there are some causes or tendencies which produce this character in the parent plant or seedling . Boot Pruning : The same No . ...

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TOBACCO , HEMP AND WOOL OT . WHEAT , CORN AND PORK . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

TOBACCO , HEMP AND WOOL OT . WHEAT , CORN AND PORK . By SOJ . OJJ IIOBINSON . Tobacco . Faugh ! Why , do you smoke 1 Yes , I smoke ! Why , I thought you were a temperance man ! Well , and so I am I hope , in most things—I use alchoholin all shapes—only as a medicine ; and I use tea and coffee in the same way ; and I use tobacco As a medicine too , I suppose . No ; I cant conscientiously say that I use it as a medicine—and still , long habit has made it a luxury , and almost a necessary to me . And so it is to many thousands of our fellow creatures . And it is a point yet to be decided , whether it is noxious or innoxious to the human system ; and if we do and will use it , we ought to raise it . 1 do not intend to argue the point whether it is right or wrong to raise an article from which mankind derive no benefit . For more than twenty years , I have occasionally indulged in the luxury of the pipe , and sometimes I think it is medicinally beneficial to me . So I used to think of te...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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OBSERVATIONS IN MICHIGAN . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

OBSERVATIONS IN MICHIGAN . BY D . C UNDERBILL . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : It seems customary amongst the correspondents of the Prairie Farmer , when one goes a journey , to send you a sketch of what struck him as new and interesting in an agricultural point of view ; expecting that it would also interest and instruct some of his fellow-readers of your paper . To me such sketcheshave always been interesting ; and have rarely failed of conveying instruction also . Hoping that I shall add a mite to the treasure thus collected , I offer you the following observations during a jaunt into Michigan . The first peculiarities that struck me , were its sandy and peculiarly undulating surface . The latter resembles the surface of a cauldron of water when suddenly jarred . It is so sandy that the hills have to be logged like the marshes , to enable loaded teams to get up them ; and yet the roads were very muddy in many places , while ours were quite dry . I saw several sugar-mills ...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
IMPROVEMENT . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

IMPROVEMENT . BY PRAIRIE BREAKER . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : It being near the close of the year , I cannot refrain from joining with my brother farmers , and take a retrospective view of the past , and compare it with the present , and with what may reasonably be expected in future . But ten years since , what was northern Illinois , Wisconsin and Iowa ? To use an anomaly , it was a splendid waste—a fertile desert—with no marks of civilization or cultivation , except at some few important points , where a cluster of log cabins might be seen occupied by Indian traders who bartered their trinkets for peltry ; or at long intervals , a solitary cabin with a small field enclosed and cultivated in corn . How is it now ? The duster of log cabins have been transformed , as if by magic , into cities and towns ; the bark canoe has given place to splendid steamers and ships on our rivers and lakes ; the barter of trinkets and peltry has increased to a commerce with other sections...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
AGRICULTURAL PAPER—ROADS-SHEEP . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

AGRICULTURAL PAPER—ROADS-SHEEP . BY CHARLES STARR . To the Editors of die Prairie Farmer : It is with no small degree of pleasure that I take my pen to make a few rambling remarks for the Prairie Farmer , having been bred to the business of farming in Cornwallis , N . S ., —emphatically termed the garden of the East—but when compared with what Illinois will soon be , mig ht be termed a barren waste . /• - • Having taken your valuable agricultural paper from its commencement , although I have been but eig hteen months in the country , I can with pleasure recommend it to every emigrant coming into the country ; and . I fully believe the value to them will be ten times the cost . And every resident farmer not having ambition , philanthropy , self-esteem , or what other name you may please to call it , that has it not from its commencement , should , Trainer think , be considered non-compos , and treated accordingly . Roads . In traveling over this country , I have been much astonished ...

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CORN AFTER TURNIPS [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

CORN AFTER TURNIPS BY JAS . GRANT . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : A recent number of your paper contains a statement , that Indian corn will not succeed after ruta bagas . My observation proves that it will . Last year I planted an acre and a half to ruta bagas , having manured half the ground ; business having called me away for about ten days after the ground was planted—on my return , I discovered that the weeds , called with us careless , grew faster than my turnips , and not having force enough to keep the whole ground clean , I plowed up half the turnips—part manured and part not . ibe crop which was left , was kept tolerably clean by repeated hoein « s , and the plowed up part produced a great crop of weeds—it did , and no mistake . This spring the whole acre and a half was put in corn , and cultivated like the rest ot a field of 25 acres . The corn which grows on the ground cultivated in turnips , is as good as any in the field ; and that which grows on the weedy la...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
" MORE ENGRAVINGS . " [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

MORE ENGRAVINGS . BY WM . T . THOMAS THIS is our idea : useful engravings of machinery , farming implements , houses , cattle , horses , & c . & c . Mr . 1 nomas , my neig hbor , has a corn-sheller of Ins invention and construction , which will shell 20 bushels per hour with ease , requiring but two men , and a boy to clear away the cobs : it also separates the corn from the cobs , the cobs come out on one side and the corn on the other side , ready for market or mill , without winnowing . The cost is about 5525 , being strongly made , one will answer a neighborhood improperly used . He also has a churning mach . ne which is a first rate thing for dairies , turning with a crank like a fan-mng-mill ; any common churn can be attached to it , and can also be used with dog or sheep power . Wyoming , Dec . 1843 . Will our correspondent send us clear cuts of his machines , with descriptions for engraving-that is , if they aro not patented .

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WESTERN MANUFACTURING . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

WESTERN MANUFACTURING . BY 0 . CADWELL . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : Reading the article on sheep , and your notice of Mr . Harris 1 fine drove brought in this fall , ( by the way , I would like to _ know whether he intends to sell any of them , ) brought a few in quiries into my mind , which I thought I would attempt to scratch off in some shape , without even waiting for a more able pen , or to think whether it is called for . I am a tneno to home manufactures—to manufacturing here at the wes . Almost any farmer will see that if he only raises wheat , and buys his hay and grain for his stock , or if he lias hay arm bats only , and carries his oats a great distance o innrKM , and sells them to buy flour , when his farm wi Up « Juto wheat just as well , and a plenty of wator-potror near b > , l say almost any farmer would see . this would be loan * same . And so it is W th domestic tilltttre . Df f u fuTand hnpoverish our lands to produce tin article * heavy ro...

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VALUE OF BERKSHIRES FOR BREEDING . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

VALUE OF BERKSHIRES FOR BREEDING . BY ABRAHAM SMITH . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : By introducing the subject of Berkshire hogs , I have no idea of illustrating any new speculative theory , but simply to do what I believe all your correspondents have the past year neglected —give a plain history of my experience in Berkshire porkgrowing . In the autumn of 1839 I bought three Berkshire pigs—two sows and a boar , about three-quarter blooded . For the three I paid twenty one dollars . The sows grew finely , but the boar became unhealthy and I made a barrow of him , and bought a full-blood pig . to fill his place , for which I paid fifteen dollars ; so that my stock of pigs , four in number , ( one a little runty barrow , ) had cost me thirty six dollars ; and at the end of a year both my sows lost their pigs . But Thad about twenty half-breed pigs from my boar and scrub sows . And I fattened my runty Berkshire barrow at about twenty months of . age ; he weighed 314 lbs . and ...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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WRITING AND PRINTING . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

WRITING AND PRINTING . MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT . JOHN GAGE , Editor . ACCUSTOMED as we are to-day to the accomplishments of the press , and the power wielded by the pen , their operations seem to be matters of no surprise—indeed it seems difficult to conceive of the possibility of such a thing as that man should not always have known how to write , at least . Still we can never think of it without deeming him a lucky fellow who invented it ; that is , if posterity could know his nariie , to do him honor . But the origin of writing lies so far back in the past , that the name of the inventor is not with us ; for though some have pretended to say that it was taught to Moses when he received the tables of stone ,, it is certain that the Israelites were possessed of the art previous to that . Tradition says that Adam , even , knew how to write ; but as we have no catalogue of his library , which we can deem authentic , we may conclude that Tradition , if not a great liar , is often mistak...

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ON IRON AND STEEL . NO . IV . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

ON IRON AND STEEL . NO . IV . BY THOMAS GILL . On the use of chilled Cast-Iron for Punches and other tools . — -It is well known , that in making holes in red-hot iron articles , such for instance as wheel-tire , horse-shoes , & c , the hardened and tempered steel punches become softened from the effect of the heat ; and , changing their shape , must be repaired from time to time . • Mr . Peter Keir , engineer , of St . Paneras , several years since , having occasion to make many nail-holes in the wheeltire of artillery carriages and horse-shoes , arid having experienced the above inconvenience in a very great degree , luckily thought of substituting punches made of chilled castiron , for those of steel , and which he found . fully to answer the purpose , as they constantly retained their original hardness , notwithstanding they very frequently became red-hot in using . As , however , chilled cast-iron is not sufficiently tough to bear bending , without breaking , he fou...

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METEOROLOGICAL TABLE [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

METEOROLOGICAL TABLE For Cliicago , Illinois , N . Lai . 41 ° 45 , W . Lon . 87 ° 35 , for the month of DECEMBER , 1843 , by SILAS MEACHAM , for the Mechanics Institute . I Heig ht of B arometer Thermometer , in inches and hundredths . external . | \ i U i ! fl Sun 9 ocl 3 o * c 19 o cl a J £ ^ > g rise . ^ . M . P . M . P . M . mean tn » w » S I _____ . _____ _____ _____ 1 29 . 2 f 29 . 14 29 . 02 29 . 04 29 . 11 21 30 35 i 2 30 2 29-00 29 . 00 28 . 9329 . 00 28 . 98 18 12 34 25 27 3 29 . 06 29 . 00 28 . 80 28 . 84 29 . 33 24 31 44 34 33 4 28 . 88 28 . 88 28 . 92 29 . 10 28 . 77 35 34 27 19 29 5 ; 29 . 40 29 . 32 29 . 27 29 . 16 29 . 39 10 22 24 19 19 6 28 . 97 28 . 90 28 . 76 28 . 7528 . 82 26 28 35 34 31 7 28 . 96 28 . 90 28 . 76 28 . 76 28 . 84 24 27 26 27 26 8 28 . 74 28 . 70 28 . 63 28 . 80 28 . 72 31 31 33 25 30 9 28 . 96 28 . 90 28 . 87 29 . 00 28-93 20 31 34 26 28 10 : 29 . 08 28 . 90 28 . 70 28 . 60 28 . 82 29 40 43 48 40 11 28 . 96 28 . 94 28 . 82 29 . 05 28 . ...

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HESSIAN FLY . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

HESSIAN FLY . BY J . HAINES . WE wish some of your many and intelligent correspondents would discover some remedy and publish it hi the Farmer for the Fly in wheat . We discovered them in our wheat in October last , which had been sown early in September ; and we believe it is quite generally the case • with wheat throughout the country , that has attained sufficient heig ht . We tried the roller as soon as we discovered them , but to no purpose . The eggs being deposited quite under the surface it has no effect on them . Pekin , Tazewell co ., 111 ., Dec . 1843 . In the April number of last year , we were called upon to notice thefirst appearance of this pest , as far west as this ; but inasmuch ia very little complaint has been made of its ravages any where , for two or three years past , wc had hoped that we should be spared them . , We had begun to hope , that the Hessian Fly had gone out of fashion , not only in tho agricultural papers but in the wheat fields . If this insect i...

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FIRST YEAR'S CULTURE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

FIRST YEARS CULTURE . To the immigrant from the East , it is a matter of considerable importance to know how to proceed correctly in his farming operations during the first year of his western residence . Notwithstanding the large stories sometimes found in tlie eastern papers , giving extravagant accounts of small fortunes to be made in a single year of farming at the West , it is in fact no slight thing for the new comer , going onto a piece of wild prairie , to know how to proceed , so as to lose no time or expense in useless efforts ; and to produce , at the earliest moment , from his farm , all he needs for home consumption . It is no unusual thing for a settler to be dragging along for years , behind his better calculating neighbors , merely for want of having started right at first . If a settler arrives early in the spring and makes his location in season—provided he have some means , though they may be small—he will find little difficulty . He may begin his breaking in the ...

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MORE WAYS THAN ONE TO MAKE MONEY . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

MORE WAYS THAN ONE TO MAKE MONEY . PERHAPS we may be told that in the above heading we have asserted no remarkable novelty , inasmuch as it has been a fact pretty well understood these many years , that individuals reach competence or wealth by many and widely different routes . We shall hold no controversy on that point ; for it is not our intention to discuss the subject of money-making by following any particular profession or pursuit , or to show that some are more lucrative than others : but for the farmer engaged in any particular branch of agriculture , however simple it may be in its details , we wish to apply the maxim . Every one can bear testimony that it is not the individual who plies the toughest nerves in labor , or expends the most sweat in it , nor he who begins with the best facilities and the best prospects , that makes . the surest or the swiftest advances . There are indirect modes of making money , as well as direct ones . There are reflective benefits of wealt...

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THE PRAIRIE FARMER [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

THE PRAIRIE FARMER FEBRUARY , 1844 OFFICERS OF THE UNION AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY . UNION IS STRENGTH . LEWIS ELLSWORTH , of Du Pago Co . President . • SETH WASHBURN , of Lake , WILLIAM VAN OUSDELL , of McIIcnry , SIIKI AKD JOHNSTON , of Kane , JOSEPH VIAL , of Cook , , r . r , ., . SAMUEL GOODRICH , of DU Fage , j VJCO Presidents . ROBERT STRONG , of Will , JAMES MCCLELLAN , of Kendall , , of La Salle , J M . II . DEMMONB , of Will , TreasurerM . L . D . UNLAV , of Cook , Recording Secretary . E . W . BBEWSTER , of Kane , Corresponding Secretary .

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