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Page 224 - Ibs. each per day, others but little: it is dry and mixed with the steamed food on its being dealt out separately ; when this is eaten up, green food is given, consisting of cabbages, from October to December, kohl rabi till February, and mangold till grass time. With a view to nicety of flavour, I limit the supply of green food to 30 to 35 Ibs.
Page 225 - The properties of rape-cake are such as will cause it to be more highly valued than it has ever hitherto been for dairy purposes, if the opinion of Mr. H. in regard to it be not altogether too high.
Page 154 - ... have done, and cultivated carefully, and good will undoubtedly result from it, if pursued in nature's own way. The potato will grow wild in our forests, if planted in them, and thus save those the trouble (who wish to get the wild root) of resorting to their native forests in South America. Finally, we may apply nature's laws profitably to most other products. Seed of every variety should be fully matured, ie not harvested until fully ripe.
Page 308 - Wash for Sunburn.— Take two drachms of borax, one drachm of Roman alum, one drachm of camphor, half an ounce of sugar-candy, and a pound of ox-gall. Mix and stir well for ten minutes or so, and repeat this stirring three or four times a day for a fortnight, till it appears clear and transparent. Strain through blottingpaper, and liottle up for use.
Page 56 - Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears; while the used key is always bright, as Poor Richard says. But dost thou love life, then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of, as Poor Richard says.
Page 378 - In this ratio, the pickle to be increased to any quantity desired. Let these be boiled together until all the dirt from the sugar rises to the top and is skimmed off. Then throw it into a tub to cool, and when cold, pour it over your beef or pork, to remain the usual time, say four or five weeks.
Page 199 - CULture, &c., of Fruit, Trees and Shrubs, with descriptions of nearly all the varieties of Fruits cultivated in this country; and Notes of their adaptation to localities, soils, and a complete list of Fruits worthy of cultivation.
Page 224 - ... weight and condition for a length of time, when supplied daily with 120 Ibs. of Swedish turnips and a small portion of straw. The experience of the district of Craven, in Yorkshire, where meadow hay is the staple food during winter, shows that such cattle maintain their condition on 1^ stone of meadow hay each per day.
Page 378 - ... weeks. The meat must be well covered with pickle, and should not be put down for at least two days after killing, during which time it should be slightly sprinkled witli powdered saltpetre, which removes all the surface blood, etc., leaving the meat fresh and clean.