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ANSWER TO MB . CROCKER'S INQUIRIES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1844

ANSWER TO MB . CROCKERS INQUIRIES . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : So many able Correspondents occupy the columns of your paper , that • Pioneer has stood back as a looker on . Your fourth or April No . of Vol . iv , 18 * 14 , coming to hand , 1 ( as usual ) sat down and read it through wiihout rising . I have been in northwestern Illinois for twenty years past , and think may be I can answer some of that dyed in the wool fanner s inquiries . At any rate , I will try . I am glad your Kindcrli ook dyed in the wool farmer intends emigrating westward ; for although I know nothing of him save from his own story , I must say he has told it so well , I think he would not only benefit himself , but that the neig hborhood would be much advantaged by such eitifcCBs . In regard to climate in this section of the State , ( northwestern part of the military tract ) I consider it mild in comparison wiih New York in the neighborhood of Kinderhook—the thermometer seldom , in twenty years pa...

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

MERINO SHEEP . As a very great interest is felt , at present , in all that relates to wool-growing among us , and much anxiety is manifested to obtain the best flocks of sheep , we are glad to lay before our readers the following article from the pen of William Jarvis Esq . of Wethersfield , Vt ., which we find in the Boston Cultivator . As Mr . Jarvis slates what he knows , it may help to judge how far implicit credit is to bo g iven to those who having sheep to sell , claim for them an undoubted descent ; as well as to aid in selecting breeds which on the whole will be most desirable . Messrs . Editors : L . D . Gregory Est ] , of Middlcbury , Vt . having written to me to give him a full account respecting Merino sheep , in order to answer some dozen questions lie put lo me on the subject , I have been obliged to enter into much detail , in which is comprised a correct account of their first introduction into the United States ; as this may be an object of some interest hereafter ...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
CULTURE OF RAPE—ITS OIL , & o . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1844

CULTURE OF RAPE—ITS OIL , & o . DY M . t . DUNLAP . To the Editors of die Prairie Farmer : The cultivation of rape has not been sufficientl y tried in this country to establish its reputation , though 1 am told it succeeds well in Ohio , where it has been tested to some extent . I have some doubts of its succeeding as well here as in Europe , on account of our dry seasons . It . there sometimes and not unfrequcnlly , yields fifty bushels per acre . Its great advantage in a judicious system of rotation , is its preparation of the soil for the cereal grains , particularly winter wheat . Much of our land becomes weedy and foul under our system of partial cultivation , vulgarly called the skinning sys * tern ; and to successfully destroy the weeds , we have to summer fallow or apply the hoe ; r . ow this is an implement thai 1 am not : particularly partial to . The time to sow rape , ( called by the Germans summer-seed , ) is the last of May or first of June , and the cultiv...

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

VETERINARY DEPARTMENT BOTS IN HORSES . BY JOHN SHEKFHY . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : I send yon a valuable recipe for the cure of hots in horses . I have used the prescription and seen it used in several cases , and with the best success in every case . Take a piece of tin , say six inches long and two inches wide ; punch one end full of small holes , like a grater ; turn up the upper lip of the animal s mouth , and scarif y it well with this grater ; ( hen lake gunpowder , wheat flour , and salt , in equal quantities—say of each a lablespoonful—and mix them together ; then take some in your hand and rub it on the scarified lip . Rub hard , frequentl y taking the mixture on your hand , and continue the rubbing for fii teerr minutes ; in fifteen minutes more the animal will go to eating , if the remed y is not applied too late . Latel y I have heard it stated that saltpetre brine will destroy a live bot sooner than any other known liquid medicine . Let the incredulous try ...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
MY GROWTH—PARENTAL INSTRUCTION . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1844

MY GROWTH—PARENTAL INSTRUCTION . I RAISK my quill at this time with great fear and trembling . O , Messrs . Editors ! reflect for a moment on the critical situation in which I stand . To describe it would require the mind of a——of a well , I cant think who . Why , I am called not only a poet but d ecidedly a man of talents . Now how to sustain this high stand is the query . And more—I have my tomb enriched with the poetic effusions of the great West , while I feel the warm blood more feely coursing through my veins than for many a year that is past . Messrs Editors , will you have the goodness to inform me in the next Farmer , how great men . like myself , manage to contain themselves . Now I always supposed that wo could not put more than a quart in a quart measure . When I was simply Zach Harrow I was just about , a quart measure chock full : now , where to stow the remainder of myself I am at a great loss to determine . If it would not look silly in so great a man , I would cry l...

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

THORN HEDGE . BY T 1 IOS . J . BROOKS . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : I have had and still do feel quite an interest in western affairs—and at this time in hedging particularly , which I have been trying by myself for four or five years , and now feel very confident of success , through the help of our Irish emigrants . I never could get our native haws or thorn apples to vegetate , till last year . The mode is to take red haws in the fall and place them on a loft , spread thin , till late in the fall ; and then when the ground is in workable order , to clear all grass and roots from a small patch , like a small tramping floor ; then take about as much dry soil as seed , clear of grass roots , incorporate the seed and soil together , and pile in a round heap ; then sprinkle a little more soil over it and let it lay till spring ; then shovel the pile over each month through the summer , and keep the moles from it ; the next spring take the whole mass and sow on a well piepar...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
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UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1844

SMUT IN WHEAT . —The following remedy for smut in wheat is communicated by Mr . Thedam of Little Braxton , Essex . Dissolve 5 lbs . of blue vitriol ( sulphate of copperit is worth about 5 d . per lb . ) in five gallons of boiling water ; then add the solution to 30 gallons of soft water ; place the whole in a tub ; dip the seed wheat , in a basket , into the solution for one minute ; drain ; turn the seed upon the floor . It will be ready for immediate use except for the drill , for which it will be dry enough in twelve hours . This has been found an unfailing remedy after nine years trial . No lime is needed . Neither the bags nor the drill are injured . PLOWING IN GREEN CROPS . —Living p lants contain in their substance not only all they have drawn up from the soil , but also a great part of what they have drawn from the air . Plow in these living plants , and you necessarily add to the soil more than is taken from it ; in other words , ypu make it richer in organic matter . Repea...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
tnat it CUTTING WHEAT EARLY . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1844

tnat it CUTTING WHEAT EARLY . THERE is a growing conviction , among farmers , is adv . sade to cut wheat much earlier than has been usually the practice . We have heretofore published some experiments , which establish the fact conclusively , that wheat which is cut while in the milk , is much heavier and makes better flour than that which is cut when fully ripe . These experiments we advert to with the more confidence , as they are corroborated by a great number of experiments made by others , with the same results . Nor are the incidental advantages of early cutting to be overlooked . A farmer may be able by early cutting , frequently to avoid the calamity of rust , which is often so destructive in large sections of country . Loss by shelling is almost wholly avoided - , and the strt , \ v if used for feeding cattle , is much enhanced in value . The gram should not be cut however as soon as it is in milk , as in such case it will shrink ; but , while the milk can still be expresse...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
• - - -v - - MIXED WHEAT . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1844

• - - -v - - MIXED WHEAT . We find the fallowing in the Journal of this , city , and are g lad somebody among us , is beginning to find out where pur interests lie . We have protested from the first against the practice spoken of , but as long as the evil escaped detection no one paid any heed to it . We venture the prediction that it will finally attract the notice of the parties concerned . As to where the blame lies we will say nothing ; but the sure corrective lies with the buyers . Let them carefully inspect the wheat as they purchase it and they will soon learn to distinguish between ihe slightest shades of difference . Then let the qualities be kept distinct , and wheat will bring its value , not only in this market , but wherever we sell it . As to the farmers they will not . practice mixing when they find that it docs not succeed . The state of the wheat market has been such for a few years past that there has been strong temptation to speculate in it ; consequently , those...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
THE PRAIRIE FARMER [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1844

THE PRAIRIE FARMER JUNE , 184 4 OFFICERS OF THE UNION AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY . UNION IS STRENGTH . LEWIS ELLSWORTH , of DuPage Co . President . SKTII WASHBURN , of Lake , WILLIAM VAN ORSDELL , of McIIcnry , £ HF . PARD JOHNSTON , of Kane , JOSEPH VIAL , ofCouk , , Vice . Presidents . SAMUEL GOODRICH , of Du Page , R OBERT STRONG , of Will , JAMES MCCLF . LLAN , of Kendall , . , of La Salle , M . H . DEMMONO , of Will , Treasurer . M . L . DuNLAp , of Cook , Recording Secretary . E . W . BREWSTER , of Kane . Corresponding Secretary .

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

WILLIS GAYLOKD IN btif last We gave a short notice of ( lie death Of this distinguished friend of agriculture . A more particular notice , however , seems ditc to his standing and character , The last . Cultivator contains an extended notice of him , from which we make the following extracts—presuming that every friend to agricultural improvement will be glad to know something of its chief supporters . Mr . Gaylord was born in Bristol , Coiiriecticuf , in 1792 , and removed with his father s family to Otisco , in this State , in 1801 . This town was then almost an unbroken wilderness , but . three families having preceded that , of Mr . Gaylord s father . Young as he was , the deep , dark , and majestic forests , as he entered them , at the beginning of summer , mads an impression upon his mind , and exciied a love for trees which was never effaced . He always spoke of them with enthusiasm . In a letter written but a few weeks before his death , he says— When we entered these forest...

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

TIMOTHY—WOOL—LOCUST . BY J . D . MAXI . OTE . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : ( , A neighbor of mine hud a field of Timoth y which was not mown , but pastured last summer ; the early crop being short , owiti to the dry weather , on which a rapid growth came in the fall , which ho thinks was of as much value t ) him as if it . had been mown . He thinks timothy so managed , equally us profitable ns blue grass for winter pasturcl There is quite a spirit for raising shoep ^ ihout here and many are sending iheir wool East to have cloth manufactured of it . I . think it ought not to be so . If there were factories enough in Illinois at this time lo supply the demand of the Suckers only , would it not save for , or rather create for us a large portion of the cash which wc now pay to the merchants , and which soon leaves us for oilier parts ? Would it not infV . u a little more market , around us for provisions to the . extent of consumption of those engaged ? And would it not turn m...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
PLATT'S PORTABLE CRIST MILL . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1844

PLATTS PORTABLE CRIST MILL . Mr . Lmi ^ iLin , who mmle inquiries in our lust for ibe above named rinicliinc , will find it unsworn ! below . The advertisement says it requires , but little force to propel it , uid cim bo successfully used by horse , steam or light wilier power . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : In the 4 ih No . of Vol . IV . of your paper I notice the inquiry of John Liingdon for information in relation to Plait s Portable Grist Mill . Being the owner of the ri ght for using and vending the same in ibis seclio ; -of the country , Tiz : the Territory , I enclose to you an advertisement showing some of its features and properties . The entire cost of the mill complete and read y for running ( lo mill coarse grains , exclusive of power ) will be about . SiflO . One of the mills may now be seen at the Temperance House , Soutliporl , Wisconsin Territory , also some back in the country now in use . Your respectfully , J . E . BARNOM . Southport , April 3 d , 1844 ....

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
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MEANS OF IMPROVEMENT . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1844

MEANS OF IMPROVEMENT . HI J . T > . CATON . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : Some time since in a number of your paper I received an intimation that it would be agreeable to you fur mo lo renew my correspondence with the Prairie Farmer . It has been want of leisure and not of inclination , that has prevented rne from being a regular correspondent , with you . I still feel as warm an interest in the subject of agriculture , its well being and improvement , as I overdid , and I fully appreciate that it is only by a free interchange of experience and reflection among those who are engaged in the pursuit and desire iis improvement , that its general welfare can he essentially promoted , and no other inenns can be devised so well adopted lo attain tliis end as agricultural papers . As these papers have increased and been fostered , so has agriculture as a science improved , and the profits of the farmer increased . I am not of those who believe in book farming alone ; bu...

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

EARLY PRAIRIE BREAKING . lo the Editors of the . Frame Farmer : It being near the time of breaking prairie and willing that my experience so far as it goes may be of benefit lo those about lo enter our Prairie State as cultivators of the soil as well as all others , I give you the result thereof . In May , 1840 , I had a few acres of prairie broke , and afterwards about the 1 st of August , I had the balance of the field broken . I planted corn on the part : broke in May which was about-as good a crop as usual . I sowed the whole lo wheat , in the fall rather late , say about the 1 st of October , using the harrow ( o put it in . Next season the crop on that broke in May was middling while that on the late breaking was not worth harvesting . I have raised a crop on this land every year since . The early breaking invariably fetching a good crop and the late not more than half a one , last spring . I planted corn on both , the crop on the late breaking was an entire failure owing to t...

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

SILK . The following letter upon silk raising is from W . Adam of Northampton , Mass . We select this in preference to many others because it exhibits successful endeavors in figures . On behalf of the Northampton Association of Education and Industry , I beg to acknowledge the receipt of the Silk Circular , issued by the officers of the American Institute ; and in reply to the questions annexed to it , I have the pleasure lo append such information as the experience of the Association supplies , embracing a brief statement of the results of silk growing during the past season . The Association which was established in 1842 , on the princip le of a community of interests among ihe members , p urcha sed the estate formerly belonging to the Northamp ton Silk Manufacturing Company , including between twenty and thirty acres of mulberry trees , the cultivation of which had been long neglected . In the spring of the present year the Association built a cocoonery and commenced the culture...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
-= —St ^ . -vS— = »_ SILK—NO . OF CROPS IN A SEASON . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1844

-= —St ^ . -vS— = »_ SILK—NO . OF CROPS IN A SEASON . BY I ) . CIIADSET . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : I see an article in your February No . for 1844 , headed The Silk Question Settled , which induces me tooflcr a few ideas on the subject . I only dissent in one particular from what are there assumed as established facts , and that , is the part which says , it is best to raise but one crop of a year . My experience is entirely different , and though I make no pretension to superior knowledge on the subject , yet my practice teaches me otherwise . I have always fed with the multicaulis which I prefer . I have fed as many as live crops in a year , and believe I could feed seven . The last crops fed have uniforml y been as good and healthy as the earlier , if not more so . I think the leaves early in the season are so juicy that they are not as healthy as those more matured . I have reeled all I have raised and find that double the amount can be reeled in a given time , of ...

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

SPRING WHEAT . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : Having read a p iece in your paper written b y Prairie Breaker ( as he styles himself ) on the management of spring wheat , as I cannot agree with him in regard to the quantity of seed proper to sow on the acre , I wish through your columns to relate my own experience in the matter , in the hope of benefiting somebody in some small degree . In 1841 , t bought three bushels of white chailbald spring wheat and had it sowed ( after preparing it with brine and lime , soaking with brine and drying with lime sufficient to sow , ) as early as the ground was dry enough to harrow , on about one and three-fburihs acres of corn ground without plowing ! By ihe way I do not . believe in plowing in the spring lotspring wheat , lor two reasons : 1 st . we have not generally time without interfering with the plowing for corn . 2 d , the straw grows too rank and is more liable to rust and to fall ittnvri belore it is vipc , which I have seen with...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
ENGLISH DOUiiLE HARROW , [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1844

ENGLISH DOUiiLE HARROW , ( Fig . 20 . ) Copied from the Albany Cultivator , and reduced BY D . T . ATUROl 1 . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : Having had my attention culled to the subject of the best plan of a harrow , I have investigated all the different , plans that have fallen under my notice , and I am inclined to believe that the English double harrow , ( a plan of which is found in the Albany Cultivator , ) possesses more advantages than any other with which I am acquainted . Isaac Hard y F . sq . for whom I have made two harrows upon this plan , thinks the plan as given in the Cultivator too heavy for one pair of horses , and had his made with 30 teeth only , a drawing of which I have made lor your paper , ( he timbers in which the teeth are set are of ash , 3 by 4 inches , the connecting pieces are of white oak J by 3 inches , the teeth are I of an inch square and project below the bottom of the limber 7 inches at the back end of the harrow , and 8 inches at . tho fo...

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

WASHING WOOL . ny JOHN sHEiiFnv . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : As I take a gooihleal of interest in the business of agriculture and everything connected with its siiccssful prosecution , I will endeavor to give you my experience in relation to a matter which I have not seen touched in any of the numbers of the Prairie Farmer that have come to my hands , and believe , is not generally known : it is washing wool . Wool should not bo washed in soap suds or any thing that would take out the natural oil , but only the gum and dirt . Last year 1 had nine large fleeces washed in the following manner : take clean soft water in a tub or barrel , put in one or two fleeces and stamp it well with the bare feet , then take it out and cither wring it out or let it drain ; then put more wool into the water and observe the same , course , and so on till all the wool is washed in that same water without being changed , then rinse it all out several times in clear water , when it will be fo...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
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