The Western Farmer and Gardener; Devoted to Agriculture, Horticulture, and Rural Economy Volume 3

The Western Farmer and Gardener; Devoted to Agriculture, Horticulture, and Rural Economy Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...pound WHEAT--per Bushel CORN IN EAR-do do MEAL do OATS--per bush. FLAX SEED-do do do OIL--per gal.. POTATOES--per bush.. BEANS--white do THE WESTERN FARMER AND GARDENERs DEVOTED TO AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE AND RURAL. ECONOMY. Portrait of Bertha.. We here have a portrait of Mr. M. L. Sullivant's imported cow, Bertha. Never having had the pleasure of seeing this gentleman's stock, we cannot speak of them from observation. They bear, however, amongst breeders, the highest character. If we recollect aright the opinion of that excellent judge, A. B. Allen, expressed in the Albany Cultivator, was very favorable. Mr. S. has quite a stock of thorough breds, of the recent importations and direct descendants. Bertha, as her portrait represents her, is a superior animal; red and white; bred by Mr. Brown; calved in November 1834; got by a son of Hero (1110) dam Flora, by Hero (1265) g. d Tulip by Leopold (372), g. g.' d. by Mr. Charge's GreyBull (872) (copied from the English Herd Book, Vol. 3, page 281.) Portraits of four others of Mr. Sullivant's stock will appear, from time to time as we can find room for them, T. A. Cost of a Crop of Corn. Mr. Affleck: In almost every Agricultural paper of the day, we find accounts of large crops of corn, which though very interesting, as proving what can be done with an acre of land, would be still more so if the mode of cultivation, and more particularly the expense of the crop, were given. Below I give you my first experiment in raising corn; if the yield is not so great as some of your correspondents can boast of, it may come up to theirs in cheapness. The field I speak of was in oats the year previous. The ground was broken up (in the usual skinning manner) in May; was furrowed out lengthways three feet apart; the...show more

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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 358g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236587472
  • 9781236587473