Grain and Farm Service Centers Volume 21

Grain and Farm Service Centers Volume 21

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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. 1908-07 edition. Excerpt: ...at intervals by stepping one oi.' the opposed edges of the ribs. An Essay on Corn. BY E. A. BROWN & c0.'s OFFICE nov. Corn is the seed of the Maize Plant. Common varieties are, dent, flint, sweet, pop, Scpt., Dec, and May. Corn is strictly an American product of Indian origin. It was first cornered by Joseph and later by Mr. Phillips. Sec Web. Dict. The first crop of corn was raised in Virginia on the banks of the James, in 1608_ some 300 years ago. It was a bumper crop and the Bears were in their element in anticipation of a good carrying charge. The hard Winter of 1608-9, and the heavy arrival of Puritan emigrants on the Shamrock No. 3 in Spring, however, so increased the demand that Chief Powhatan was successful in running a squeeze, with a number of good scalping turns thrown in. King Corn is well crowned. It is our largest crop in bushels and dollars. It is one of the main sources of our National wealth. Its many uses and blessings are manifold. And why its virtues were not credited to the G. O. P. before is a mystery. Corn and straw hats never matured under such favorable conditions before. Both are dead ripe and not a frost on the pumpkin yet. They say Joe Cannon is very fond of corn, a farmer who dined with him once noted his capacity, and suggested that he ought to board at a livery stable. Corn is not only the best feed on earth for animals. but modern methods convert it into faddish foods that make broiled lobster poor food for the gods in comparison. Those fluffy. flossy, fragrant flakes for instance. The maid puts a paper weight on them to keep the morning zephyrs from flitting them out of the window, if perchance you are late to breakfast. A drop of milk changes them. to now you see them and now you don't....show more

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  • Paperback | 460 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 816g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236936213
  • 9781236936219