New American Farm Book

New American Farm Book

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...solid cakes, it retains its peculiar moisture and rich aromatic flavor, which makes it more acceptable to the nibblers of sweets, than the most refined and highly scented bon-b0ns of the confectioner. The quantity made in this country, is very large, though from the fact of its domestic consumption, and its seldom reaching the large markets, there is no estimate of the aggregate production which will come very near the truth. Both the sugar and syrup are used for every purpose for which the cane is employed. _ i The sugar maple extends from the most northern limits of Maine and the shores of Lake Superior, to the banks of the Ohlfl Further south, it is rarely found. The cane and maple approach each other, but scarcely meet, and never intermingle as rivals in the peculiar region which nature has assigned to each. In some sections of the country, tne sugar maple usurps almost the entire soil, standing side by side, like thick ranks of corn, yet large and lofty, and among the noblest specimens of the forest. The writer has thus repeatedly seen them around the Manitouwoc river, near the coast of Lake Michigan, in Wisconsin, and in the beautiful sugar orchards of the same country, where, unlike the others, they grow in open land among the rich native grasses, their tops graceful and bushy like the cultivated tree, and but for their great numbers and extent, and their more picturesque grouping, one would think the hand of taste and civilization had directed what nature alone has accomplished. And amid those beautiful orchards, or in the depths of those dense, dark woods, the Indian wigwam and the settler's rude cabin may of late been seen, filled with the solid cakes and mokoks, which contain from thirty to sixty pounds of their coarse grained, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 318g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123650867X
  • 9781236508676