Farm Life Volume 21, No. 2

Farm Life Volume 21, No. 2

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: when he can raise nothing but corn year after year, heap it up in pens and cribs, toss it out to his stock, then fold his arms, tilt his chair back, and take his ease. He cannot now pastures his cattle, sheep and hogs on the grassy highways, riding leisurely over the country a few days in summer to inquire after their spots and earmarks, at the same time chatting with all the farmers for miles around. His farming implements are no longer expected to winter themselves in the fields, nor his woodpile to depend upon logs "snaked" in over the snow. The farmer of today has shaken off his Rip Van Winkle sleep to open his eyes upon turnpikes, telephones and rural delivery. He is a man of books, of magazines, of daily papers, and when at evening he puts his slippers on, and sits down in front of his own blazing fire, to read the political movements and market quotations of the day, he feels as if he had his strong hand on the pulse of the great world. The business ability of the farmer cannot be gained from books alone. It must come from home training, from opportunity, from power of thought. However much he may learn from science, his intimate acquaintance with his own acres must tell him what to grow, how to fertilize, what breeds to raise, and how to sow and reap. He may get much from the experience of others, but here, as elsewhere, the best work bears its own individual trade mark. Each farm is a separate and local problem which the farmer must think out and work for himself to a satisfactory solution, though nor just the solution that some other man might get. The farmer must be able to turn his soil into products, to sell what the public already demands, or to train the public into demanding his specialty labled and branded in...
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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123676630X
  • 9781236766304