A Handbook of Agriculture Volume a 19

A Handbook of Agriculture Volume a 19

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...tables with plain, wholesome, nourishing foods most carefully prepared, and thus have time and money to spend on books, magazines, music and even on travel. It seems to me it could not help but be more beneficial for our girls and our future citizens if our schools taught the coming home-maker some things which would help her in her life's work, show her how they can be made interesting and fascinating, too, instead of being mere drudgery, which home work is so apt to become to those who do not know how to do it in the easiest, pleasantest and most successful way. When I say that girls are naturally interested in home work, I know the truth of my statement, for I have taught this work to hundreds, almost thousands of them, and it has been a rare experience to find a girl who did not take up the work with enthusiasm, when properly presented. My firm belief is that we make or mar our own future and it seems such a pity to start these girls on their none too easy path through life so handicapped. Experience is such an expensive and wearisome teacher; why not make our girls' future easier, our homes happier, and our children healthier by educating for life instead of away from all practical life and work? But I am to talk a little while tonight with the boys. The older ones may listen and the girls may too--I hope they will--but it is to the boys, the boys on the land and those away from the land, whose attention I especially wish to have the short time I am to occupy. As a rule, the average American boy, it seems to me, thinks too little of the importance of owning a piece of land and of knowing how to handle it. He has not as yet come to appreciate what it may sometime mean to him to have hoped to make himself in the trade and professional world...show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236614038
  • 9781236614032