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THORN FOR HEDGES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

THORN FOR HEDGES . EV J . F . OWINGS . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : The idea advanced in your April number by Mr . Greenleaf , of bringing the native thorn into use for hedges , is in my opinion well worth the trial . His remarks upon hedges brought to my recollection an observation which I have made , and which fourteen years residence in Illinois has fully confirmed . It is , that the first fence used by the French settlers of the West were made by hedges . This will be apparent to any one who has traveled much in those portions of the West where the French made permanent settlements . For example—all along the bottom from Kaskaskia to St . Louis —around Vincennes and Terre Haute , Indiana , in bottom or highland will be found trees thickly set with large thorns , which , I believe , can be found in no place else in the whole West except in those places where French settlements were made . I have traveled much in this State , north and south , and have remarked the truth...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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== M . ^ . ac = MEETING OF THE UNION AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

== M . ^ . ac = MEETING OF THE UNION AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY . Mr . ELLSWORTH , President , desires us to say , that a meeting of the Union Agricultural Society will be held at Juliet , on Wednesday , the 22 d inst . It is desirable there should be a general attendance , as the revised constitution and by laws , prepared by the committee , will be reported for discussion and adoption . Arrangements are also to ba made for the next cattle-show and fair . fll ? 3 Juliet Signal please notice .

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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A PRAIRIE FARM HOUSE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

A PRAIRIE FARM HOUSE . rerspecuve Cieio . ( J- ig- >¦»¦) Ground Plan . ( Fig . 17 . J To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer . < The annexed ttVan is designed for a prairie farm house , and is calculated Sicond Story . ( Jug-io . to combine economy , comfort , and convenience , with a pleasant and home-like appearance . The importance of this last requisite , I think , is not generally appreciated in the construction of farm dwellings in this country . And although a tasty appearance is considered desirable by most farmers , many thihk it a waste of money to lay nut fifty or one hundred dollars on piazzas and the like additions , to a liouse costing ten to fifteen hundred lollars . to secure this end . To be * ure , the moral benefit arising from having an attractive dwelling for a home , cannot be estimated in dollars and cents ; yet who will deny hat obr happiness , the object we . are all in search of , is sensibly iBr creased by it , There is now and then a f...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
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AN ADDRESS BY GEO . FLOWER ESQ . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

AN ADDRESS BY GEO . FLOWER ESQ . WE have perused with ifiucb pleasure an address delivered by this gentleman , before the Literary Society of Graysville , White county , which we find in the Illinois Stale Gazette . The subject is , The best method of improving Graysville and the country adjacent , a subject which , villi d change of name , might be profitably considered by every other village in this and the adjoining States . We should be glad , had we room , to copy the address entire , but as it . is , must be content with an extract or . twp . Impressions , upon first entering a town or village , are necessarily received from the external appearance of the houses , the streets , the grounds about the houses , and from the air and mein of the few inhabitants to be seen out of doors . These impressions , whether favorable or unfavorable , are generally lasting , and excite in the new pomer a predilection is favor of , or a prejudice against , the town and its inhabitants . If dee...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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„ SILK GROWING . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

„ SILK GROWING . BY I ,. BOBBINS , Jit . ( Concluded from last month . ) And now I can say from the experince I have had thus far , I am fully convinced of the great , utility of the silk culture in the great and fertile West . The mulberry thrives uncommonly well , the worms are fed and managed , I had almost said with as much ease as a brood of chickens . And who would not . prefer taking a load of silk to market , worth from five to six dollars per pound , instead of wheat , worth only , from three fourths to one cent per pound . Judging from the labor I have spent in the above experiments , I do not hesitate to believe that every farmer that ean command the help of one man with himself and two or three little children , with a full suppl y of mulberry trees planted and cultivated in the best possible manner for the most expeditious mode of gathering the foliage , contiguous to a well-furnished cocoonery , could , in the short space of fifty days , feed one million of worms ; whi...

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PRIZE ESSAY [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

PRIZE ESSAY THE PREPARATION AND USE OF MANURES . Bl WILMS GArtORD , Associate Editor of the Cultivator . ( Continued from page 80 . ) . LIME . There is no substance , containing no animal nor vegetable matter , which exercises a more powerful or beneficial effect than lime , in some one or all of its forms of carbonate , phosphate , and sulphate . In the common form in which it is found , that , of a carbonate , it acts in two ways , mechanically and chemically . Being less porous tlian sand , and more so than clay , its mixture improves soils in which either of these prevail ; while as an alkaline earth , it acts chemically on such animal on vegetable matters as may exist in the soil . Lime develops its chemical action most fully when in its caustic state , or when , by burning , the carbonic acid has been expelled , and the lime rendered what is termed quicklime . In this state , it dissolves such organic matters as may exist in soils , and prepares it for the food of plants . Hum...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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DESCRIPTION OF PICKET FENCING . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

DESCRIPTION OF PICKET FENCING . BY F . W , SIlPERLY . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : Noticing in the March No . of your interesting journal an inquiry relative to a certain patent fence . from A . Beach , 1 thought , that being somewhat acquainted with the kind there meant , ( as I supposed , ) 1 would answer the queries to the best of my ability . Your description of a kind of fence just above the article referred to , answers nearly to that with which I am acquainted j the greatest , difference being that the pickets , instead of being square , as in your description , are round . It has been thought by some that square Ohes would be preferable to the round , because they permitted a free circulation of air through the holes in the rails , and thus were not so liable to decay—that is , if the holes Were round ; though I never saw any hut the round picketsVed at the manufactory . Indeed , * tlie use of square ones will , I am confident , evade the patent ; for in the same t...

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WOOL GROWING IN THE WEST . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

WOOL GROWING IN THE WEST . BY GEOIICE Fr . OWEK . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : The increase of the woolen manufacture , and the new woolen fabrics about to be made in the United States , demand the attention of wool growers , particularl y those of the West , that they may prepare to supply the varieties of wool wanted in the American market . In a letter from Samuel Lawrence Esq . of Lowell , in ihe Albany Cultivator , we arc informed that a company is formed in Boston , with a capital of a million of dollars , for the purpose of manufacturing Mouslin de Laine . This fabric , as the name implies , ( a muslin of wool , ) requires a wool of very different qualities from any hitherto grown in considerable quantities in the United States . The qualities of wool necessary for broadcloth and cassimeres are pretty well known : Short staple , fine fibre , full of short curls , possessing the felting quality in a high degree , very mictions , and is often accompanied by a dark gum...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
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WOOL OF BAKEWELL SHEEP WANTED . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

WOOL OF BAKEWELL SHEEP WANTED . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : Returning from Stevenson to my home at this place , in passing through Big Barren Grove , Iwas agreeably surprised to see a flock of about fifty Bakcwell sheep ; not being before aware of any person possessing the breed , in ( his part of ihe State , I took the liberty to stop and make inquiries . They . are owned by Mr . John Hall , from Derbyshire , England , who imported them in 1837 ; they were chosen b y him from some of the finest flocks in that country . They arc truly fine , noble looking sheep , the bucks shearing from ten to twelve pounds , clean fleece . If any of your readers wish to procure this really valuable breed , they would do weij to call and judge for themselves . Before leaving , I obtained Mr . Hall s promise to aitend our next annual fair and cattle show , with some of his sheep as a specimen . While on this subject , allow me lo quote this from my Boston paper , of Jan . 17 . Mousdinc dcs...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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RUSTY WHEAT TO BE CUT EARLY , & c . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

RUSTY WHEAT TO BE CUT EARLY , & c . J a the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : Your kindness in forwarding me the first and second numbers of your fourth Vol . is dul y appreciated ; and if I thought I oould make a valuable correspondent I would try my hand at it . But though my theory may be good , and has been long considered , my practice is of so recent , date as to create the hpljef that I had better read than write for the columns of your paper . I could tell you that I believe in cutting wheat earl y—but I doubt if I should make any converts ; mat I don t value a Berkshire—but that would bring a whole horde of grantors about my ears ; and that my stock ( Ayrshire ) answers my highest expectations—but thereby I should only call forth the remark that I had some animals to dispose of at high prices . Well , but write—I hear you say—among ihe chaff there may be some grain . So be it . If you like it , use it—if not , I shall be none the less happy . Last year I had about...

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VETERINARY DEPART ! ENT . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

VETERINARY DEPART ! ENT . DISEASE OF HORSES , LIKE GLANDERS . BY A . BEACH . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : I observed in the December No . of the Farmer inquiries in relation to a disease of horses , treatment , remedy , & c . There has been a singular disease raging here to some extent , appearing differently at different seasons , and very malignant , baffling the skill of farriers . Sometimes it resembles glanders . The horse will pine away and die . It has been supposed that the climate has considerable effect on the horse , as well as upon the more noble species ; there is some probability in ihe supposition . But more injury results from ill treatment , either over or under feeding , and from cold , wet , and filthy stables . In the summer of 42 I had a mare taken wijh this disease , supposed to be the glanders , but more properly called strangles , very malignant . All ordinary treatment proved unavailing . With counsel , we adopted the following course :...

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DISEASES OF SHEEP . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

DISEASES OF SHEEP . CURE FOP . HOVE . V . Take i lb . of lard , 1 pint of milk-, boil both down to a pint , mixing them well together . Give half of this immediately at blood heat , and the remainder soon after . Another . Give 1 gill of urine with as much salt as it will dissolve . - Hoven arises from eating an excess of wet clover . This should be avoided by keeping the animals from clover fields which are drenched with rain or heavy dews , especiall y when particularly hungry . ¦ i CURE FOR . SCAB . To 1 lb . tobacco , add 12 qts . ley from wood-ashes of suitable strength for washing , and 4 qts urine . To this mixture add a second of 1 gill high wines , \ oz . camphor , \ oz . Spanish brown , and 4 gill spirits of turpentine . The application lo be made to the sore , and it has never been known to fail . CUKK FOR FOOT ROT . Pare the foot well and scrape it thoroughly ; tnen add to a wineglass full of spirits of antimony , a jiicco of blue villi d the size of a walnut , dissolved...

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TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF WHEAT . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF WHEAT . BY M . C . D A R I . I X 0 . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : On perusing your March No . I was forcibly struck with the importance of your remarks on the subject of Stock Breeding . Although this subject , may not particularly have attracted the attention of a large portion of our farmers , still the ex | ierience of every one , to some extent , must , have convinced him of its truth . However gradual may be the improvement , if the . principles you lay down tire but acted upon , it will eventually be perceptible : Perseverance alone , in this matter , will accomplish the object . The same principles , it is well known , apply to the cultivation of vegetables ; but I would more particularly call the atleniion of farmers lo their application to wheat . This is to be Ihe great staple commodity of the West . ; mid upon a successful cultivation of it , will depend , in a great measure , our future prosperity . Much exertion is most obviously now ...

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THE BLOOD HOUSE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

THE BLOOD HOUSE . BT J . B . B . 1 CHAUTJSON . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : Among the various objects that should engross the attention of the agriculturists of Illinois , the rearing of domestic animals must necessarily become of primary importance . In the foremost , rank of these is justly p laced the horse . But notwithstanding the pre-eminence generally awarded to him , I fear there is less attention and interest felt by our farmers generally to improve the qualities of our horses than in almost any other of our domestic animals . I desire iu what I have to say to awaken an interest in this matter , believing that it will not only be a source of pleasure but of profit to all who may pursue the proper course for improving the qualities of this kind of stock . We all know the great difference in value placed upon the different individuals of the horse kind , some being estimated at . three or four times the value of others—the difference in price being caused by the gre...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
MTCH AND BANK FENCE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

MTCH AND BANK FENCE . BY J . H . KURD . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : I noticed some time since in Mr . McAtees review a laconic and amusing . touch at sod fence , which called to mind some of my own experience in that business . About a year since I troubled your readers with a description of an outside fence made of ditch and bank with a superstructure , which I then believed was proof against any animal , but have since found that it was not high enough . As soon as the corn was in the milk , having occasion to walk through the part of the field • next the sod fence . or-dilch , I found that my neighbor s hogs had commenced laying it by ; but my dogs being in . company and not . liking their modus operandi , commenced an argument w uh them which induced them to quit the premises with all convenient despatch ; and by observing their exit I perceived ibat the steepness of the bank did not trouble them much . They would raise up on their hind feet , and if the superstructur...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
THE "NEW PURCHASE , " IOWA . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

THE NEW PURCHASE , IOWA . My Dear Sir , — * * * * I am located in Wappello county , which is situated in the purchase lately made from . the Sac and Fox Indians . This couniy has just been organized by our legislature . Our first eleciion for officers takes place in April , at which time our first court will be held . I came out here from Lee county , last May , at which lime the whites were permitted to take possession of the land just then vacated by the Indians . At that lime there was not a white settler in all this region , except those connected with the Indian Agency ; there was not an improvement except a few immediately round ihe Agency and at the trading houses . The county was a wildernes s , inhabited by savages and wild beasts . One short year has elapsed , and this county contains a comparativel y dense population , and the axe and ihe jilow have converted its rich plains into cultivated fields , and the log cabin of ( he white man has taken the place of the wik-c-up o...

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¦ ,: « -3 > o ; . BREAKING PRAIRIE . WHEAT . GOPHERS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

¦ ,: « -3 > o ; . BREAKING PRAIRIE . WHEAT . GOPHERS . BY GEO . MCCLUHK . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : I am not a little amused in perusing some of the communications of your correspondents , especially a Mr . Hardup , who it appears has had hard times in his farming operations . I truly sympathize with him in his difficulties . But he is not the onl y person who has been wofull y disappointed in his expectations . It is nine years since I commenced fanning on the rich prairies of Fox River , and I have learned by dearbought experience what I conceive to be the best mode of cultivating the prairie , so far as it relates to breaking , and the raising of winter wheat . And as I look upon that as a staple commodity of northern Illinois , 1 will briefly state , for the benefit of your friend Hardup and other beginners , my mode , which has never failed of a good crop since I adopted it . First , then , as to the time and manner of breaking , and of sowing the seed ....

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ORCHARD AND GARDEN [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

ORCHARD AND GARDEN CULTURE OF GARDEN FRUITS . iiy r .. BOBBINS . in . Wild Gooseberry . Where ihe English gooseberry is not easily obtained , I find the native wild of the groves are a good substitute . They improve greatl y by cultivation , and arc most prodi gious bearers . They should be jilanted at least six feet apart each way , and kept clear of weeds ; and there is no shrubbery fruit that will better pay for the land they occujiy . The common Mack Raspberry should find a place in every garden . Select such plants as are known lo be bearers ; take them up early in the spring , cut off the top at the root , plant at . least six feet apart each way ; keep them free from weeds , and the next season the cultivator will be more than compensated for his time and trouble b y ( he abundance of fruit they will bear . Almost every family loeaied some little distance from timber annually spend more time in rambling the groves after such fruit ( ban it would take to establish a sufficient...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
NURSERY IN WALWORTH CO . W . T . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

NURSERY IN WALWORTH CO . W . T . Hr . W . SIPPKULY . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : I am glad to see so much interest manifested among your correspondents about the cultivation of fruit . I am sure in our section it is most wretchedly neglected ; and wherever I have been in the Territory or State , it is neglected . We have one fine nursery in this part of the Territory . It is located on Gardener s Prairie in this co . It has been established now some four years , and contains a very good assortment of fruit trees , save English cherries , and quite a variety of ornamental shrubs , herbaceous plants , & c . Those who have dealt there seem very much pleased with the nursery and the owner . He had last season two of the new Flemish varieties of pears ( hat fruited , and one plum , all of which were very fine . This season he will probably have quite a variety of pears and some varieties Of plums . I shall be very happy to see more of Mr . Harkness communications ,...

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CUCUMBER AND OTHER VINES . MANURING . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

CUCUMBER AND OTHER VINES . MANURING . Uy taking some more pains We may hope for better gain , ? . Make a good selection for your vines , and this may be considered a favorable one wherever the ground is a little descending- to , the east or south , and having the influences of the morning sun . The ground is then to be well prepared by deep plowing . In the next place carry on as much well rotted manure ( hog manure if it can be had ) as will be necessary to jilant your vines upon . Your manure being ready , then hole out for your cucumbers tour feet apart each way ; for your muskmelons , seven feet ; citrons , six feet ; nutmeg melon , five feet ; ¦ watermelon , seven feet . Your load of manure being on the ground , and holes being made , next throw a good shovel full into each of the holes , and this being leveled down , draw over a little earth , and upon thi , s carefully plant your seeds . Observe to put in enough at first , making allowance for some to fail ; and after up , ru...

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