Letters and Papers

Letters and Papers

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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. 1783 edition. Excerpt: ...in each interval, and they will succeed very well. But if the land be strong enough for sowing wheat as soon as the beans are off, the turnips may be omitted. I am, your?s, 8ec. B---S d, Herts, - . K. May 14, 1782.... 1 Article XXX. The Value os Carrots ascertained-, --and Observations. on the Premiums offered by the Society, in 1782. Gentlemen, TTAVING given a recital of my trial of carA. rots in a preceding letter, I shall at present confine myself to the point os ascertaining their value, which I have already observed to be so undecided a question. Among Among other uses, .my crop of 1780 was applied partly to finishing the fatting of some wether lambs, that had had the summer's grass. I had twenty-six of them which ought to have been fat at Michaelmas, but my food coming short, they were not in the autumn saleable to a butcher. I had some confidence in carrots, but I wanted them for my horses, and I tried various butchers as well as dealers to get rid of my sheep, but could not. I had given 6s. 6d. each for them in September 1779, and yet was offered no more for them than 10s. I determined therefore to put them to carrots. Nov. 4, 1780, I inclosed a pen with herdles on a dry meadow, put the sheep in, and supplied them with carrots, moving the herdles on as they soiled the ground so as to make it too dirty to eat upon; but as the improvement of the land was one object, being moffy and hide-bound, I did not shift them 'till the grass was quite black with their dung, and much better folded than is ever done in the common way. 'Till the 21 ft, they ate no more than two bushels (weight 56I0. each) a day. I then find from my minutes that they ate three 'till the 25th, and and by the 28th they had got to six; but some days they ate eight, and evenshow more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236647742
  • 9781236647740