Northern Wisconsin; A Hand-Book for the Homeseeker

Northern Wisconsin; A Hand-Book for the Homeseeker

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...a whole chapter of the agricultural and horticultural possibilities of the newer Wisconsin. The gardener with wife and child stands beside the sweet corn, which bears numerous large ears reidy for use. 1n front of them is the table on which we observe cabbages, carrots, rutabagas, squash, onions, cucumbers, etc., all grouped so as to give us a good idea of what can be produced in a well cared for garden in this section of the state. N the ideal rural home the part played by horti culture is always conspicuous. Fine fields of Q) grain, choice herds of cattle, and improved farm machinery contribute to the ideal farm, but they do not constitute the whole of the home picture. The vegetable garden, the strawberry plat, the apple trees, and the flower-beds inclosing the modest dwelling, are what make the country home home-like. Among the many questions that confront the homeseeker and his family who would locate in northern Wisconsin, those that relate to horticultural possibilities are by no means least important. "Can we have a good garden?" "Can we raise our own berries?" "Can we have our own orchard?" "Can we raise flowers?" These questions, whether asked by the wife, the husband or the children, should never be ignored. The rapid development of cities is producing a corresponding demand for the products of commercial horticulture, and a constantly increasing number of people are turning their attention to the growing of fruits and vegetables as a business. We write for the benefit of this class of home-seekers as well as for those who propose to follow farming, and we describe the horticultural possibilities of norther n Wisconsin the more willingly from a suspicion that a prejudice exists in...
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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236875958
  • 9781236875952