Farm Boys and Girls Leader Volume 3

Farm Boys and Girls Leader Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... blue berries, currants and cherries, can be kept this way. The fruit, which must be fresh and in good condition is frozen in the crates in which it is marketed. So long as a temperature of ten degrees Fahrenheit is maintained the fruit will keep. It must be used as soon as it thaws. The fruit is said to be in every way comparable with fresh fruit. The herd of elk in the Yellowstone valley decreased in the winter of 1919-20 from 20.000 to 9,000? This was due primarily to starvation. The state and the federal government spent about $36,000 for hay which helped but was not enough to prevent the death of thousands. Areas upon which the elk feed is owned privately and unless this can be purchased by the government or arrangements made with the owners, the elk will soon become almost extinct. TRIBUTE TO THE HERMIT THRUSH The woodland thrushes are the finest songsters of the northern woods. Both the wood thrush and the hermit thrush have wonderful qualitv in their tones that can hardly be matched by any other feathered songster. Edward Howe Farbush says of them in "Useful Birds and Their Protection." "The nature lover who listens to the song of the wood thrush at dawn--an anthem of calm, serene, spiritual joy, sounding thru the dim woods--hears it with feelings akin to those of the devotee whose being is thrilled by the grand and sacred music of the sanctuary. And he who, in the still forest at evening, harkens to the exquisite notes of the hermit--that voice of nature, expressing in sweet cadences her pathos and her ineffable mystery--experiences amid the falling shades of night emotions which must humble, chasten, and purify even the most upright and virtuous of men." The hermit thrush is the elusive bird that sings at...show more

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  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236884698
  • 9781236884695