Annual Report of the Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture Volume 7

Annual Report of the Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...butter, cheese, wool, honey, pork, beef, and articles too numerous to mention, in large supplies, are the best demonstrations of success. Science or no science, books or no books, the great practical lesson is gained; I eat, you cat, he eats, we eat, ye or you eat, they eat! All this is practical education, the use of mind cast upon its own resources and reading facts as they are revealed in actual experiment. This is a work which requires, and must have, -clear and strong mind. Nothing idiotic, or below par, will succeed in such a school. The A. B. C. of farming is acquired only by mighty, continuous effort. Let imbeciles, exquisites and fools, with their white gloves, choose any other profession, if they would thrive, than that of tilling the earth. Common sense, sound judgment, correct estimates of wind and weather, seed and soil, must be on the farm if the farm flourish. Good crops are not and cannot be guessed, whistled, or laughed out. Never! and the wise farmer knows it. A farmer may whistle, and whistle well, and let him, if he pleases, so do, but whistling will not raise corn or feed cattle. Work, under the guidance of a well-trained and used mind, is the element of beauty and strength on the farm. That speaks when all else is silent. Every sound agriculturist knows that if he has a good crop he must have, as he himself is concerned, three things: --First--Good and well prepared ground. Second--Good seed. Third--Good tillage. These must be guarded and guided by wise calculation and prompt action. What a power has the use of mind in farming been, for two hundred and thirty-nine years, amid the hills and valleys, rivers and lakes, rocks and trees of this our heaven-blessed New England. Tell the amount of labor here expended in gathering.show more

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  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 363g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123666244X
  • 9781236662446