Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 23, No. 6

Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 23, No. 6

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... farms transacting the simplest of the business at first, and giving them experience in all buying and selling required on the farm. If the boy, the first time, loses ten cents a bushel on the grain don't be afraid to give him another chance. He will take good care not to do it again and it will be a better lesson to him than if he had made five dollars. In that way give lessons at home. But in the profession of agriculture a man needs some outside help. Let me show you how we are trying to give that from these Experimental Farms. First of all we are trying to show that nature is very generous; all the time trying to bestow blessings on her children when they follow the paths she has laid out for them. One illustration. In sowing two-rowed barley it will give you a larger yield as feed for cows when sown on well-prepared land and in good time. Last spring she gave us back for barley sowed on the 22nd of April forty bushels to the acre, and when we sowed the same kind of grain one week later, on the 29th of April, she gave us back twenty-four bushels; and of the same kind of barley sowed just one week later, on the 6th of May, she gave us back sixteen bushels to the acre; and of that sowed on the 13th of May, fourteen bushels; and on the 21st of May ten bushels; and on the 28th of May, eleven bushels. Some men complain because they cannot grow enough grain for their cows while good Dame N aturc is waiting to throw it into their laps. In the same way she gave us back of oats sowed on the same dates, with intervals of one week, in the first instance thirty-seven bushels, in the second thirty-three, and the third thirty, and the fourth twenty-seven, in the fifth twenty, and in the sixth seventeen. You see how gradual the shrinkage goes...show more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 517g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236748166
  • 9781236748164