Excerpt from The Reconstructed Farmer, Vol. 1: A Monthly Magazine, Devoted to the Farm, the Graden, and the Household; May, 1869
Several English gentlemen who went last September to Virginia to spend some -ime in hunting in the Blue Ridge, were so delighted with the country that they purchased a large tract of land on the Manassas railroad, near Gainesville. A colony of English will settle on the land in the spring.
A correspondent of an exchange advises American farmers to adopt the rule of many English farmers that is, never to allow two white straw crops, such as wheat, oats, bar ley and rye to follow each other.
IT is proposed to make sugar from pumpkins, which contain about four per cent of the saccharine quality.
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