The Farmer's Register Volume 1

The Farmer's Register Volume 1

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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. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ...difficulty of getting the peas sown in time have forced me to abandon the system, which otherwise I have no doubt (on land lying well, and made rich at first, ) would be a very good one. H. M. THE PEEWEE. From the GeneM Farmer. None of our feathered songsters are more inclined to become domestic that the Peewee (Mugcicapafuscow.) When not disturbed, they soon become unsuspicious of evil designs; and take up their lodgings on tle outside of the house without caring who lodges within. This summer one has chosen to roost on the limb of a tree about two feet from our chamber window. He must often see us moving about within; but his business is to catch the flies without; and he has performed this service greatly to our comfort and satisfaction. With the nature of glass, however, he is not yet fully acquainted; and seeing flies on the inside, he often raps against it with his bill to no purpose. Since the brooding season is over, his mate also comes round; and late as it now is in the season (the 18th Oct.) and cool as the weather lias become, they seem to ieel very much at their ease; and in looking at them through the glass where they sit at the distance of five feet from me, 1 perceive nothing that would indicate their prospect of shortly journeying to Carolina. It has been said that they eat bees; and many of their race have been destroyed in consequence of this suspicion. I should be very unwilling to lose mine on such an idle charge. They are really useful birds; and I shall feel a sense of lonesomeness when they take their departure. When we undertake to kill birds, we ought to know for what j and we should remember that in charges against them ae in other cases there are two sides to a story. especially considering that wc had no introduction..show more

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  • Paperback | 708 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 36mm | 1,243g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236538110
  • 9781236538116