Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 19, No. 5

Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 19, No. 5

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...dyspeptic and unhealthy. His digestion is had, his stomach is sour, and each hair on his body stands out in everlasting and indignant protest against the folly of such feeding. (Laughter). Why should the farmer forget the instructions of nature? Why should he 2' The Lord only knows, and he wont tell. (Laughter). But there is something to me very strange in the fact that the man who lies down close by nature and lives by it, shouliiv have such acontempt for it. It is bred into him, that is the trouble; "it don't pay to do this," and "it don't pay to do that, and the other thing," and it " don't pay " is the cry all the time: This is the cry I have heard so often that sometimes I think that the American 'farmer has got into a state of negative dry rot, where he has none of that enthusiasm and positive conviction, that it does pay to do the right thing and to do the right thing at the right time. Now, if the calf takes his food often from his mother, if nature gives it in that way, why should not you do the same thing'! Then the mother always gives it to him warm; she is a dead cow if she doesn't (laughter); and third, she always gives it to him sweet. Reflect for one moment on the constituent character and quality of milk. Take unskimmed milk, and run it through a separator, and you take four pounds of butter out of the hundred; you have eighty-seven pounds of water and thirteen of solids on the average, and taking out the four pounds of butter fat, we have nine pounds left, and nearly five pounds of it is milksugar. Of course, the chemists do not yet agree in calling it sugar, but for convenience sake we do. It is sweet, but so is arsenic; so that that does more

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  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 558g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123689894X
  • 9781236898944