The Rural Economy of Norfolk; Comprising the Management of Landed Estates, and the Present Practice of Husbandry in That County Volume 2
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. 1787 edition. Excerpt: ... the mud and roots of reed, matted in timately together. The workmen cut it upwards, gathering the reed in the left hand and arm under-handed, with fickles (scraping-books are too slippery for 1782. NORFOLK. LSE quently as near the root, as may be; itbeing 89.. an idea, even unto a proverb, that one inch KZHZlNG i below the water is worth two above it; for the part which now appears green changes to a ss blackish-brown, and becomes as hard as horn; whereas that which grows above the water is brittle, and of a more perishable nature. fair; but the insides of the elumps are very much broken down, by their roost-ing among it; more particularly while it was green, before it had received a firmness of stcm to bear them. I have seen thousands at once light among it. In the fens, the reed-men are great enemies to these birds; and (if one may judge from the proportional damage they have done in Suffield-pond) with great reason. 99. MARCH 8. setting out this year's wood and ditching. In the course of the scason I have made the following observations, and have endeavoured to adhere to the following rules rc specting timber-trees and pollards in hedges. In regard to Trmnzn-ffrarzs, however, I haire not been able to putfue entirely the line of conduct have laid down from' thisand last year's experience: it may, nevertheless, my mind, to minute my present ideas on this important dcpartment of rural economy. I am clearly of opinion, that all such timbcr-trees as are now decaying; alsh such as are full-grown, though not yet decaying, but are so fituated as to overhang _or otherwise crowd moment of sale; nevertheless, perhaps, more money soon become injurious to each other. 99, money has-been lost-than gained, by specuqznez now lating nicely in this...
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- 13 Sep 2013
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