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Husking Corn

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Husking corn ought to begin as sootr as it will do to crib in a well slatted crib. Take as tnany sacks as will inake a load when filled and husk in a bushei basket. Husk nine shocks, and make two bundies of fodder of each shock, advises a farmer who writes as follows in The New England Hoinestead: Use the old band to tie one bnndle and make the other one with two stalks. When you have your sacks f uil get your wagon, leave off the box, cover the bottom with boards, and you can load with out lifting over the box. The crib should have two doors, each half way from center to end, and at a height to be conveniently reached from the wagon. By emptying one sack at a time you can nnload in short order. ,ssort the corn as it is husked, leaving the small corn in heaps to be gathered and cribbed separately. When the crib is fnll to the doors load the corn loose in the wagon box and shovel out with a scoop. Marketing the corn depends on locality. Here in northeastern Ohio we think it more profitable to sell it at 30 cents per bushei basket of ears than to f eed it for pork or beef at present prices. If near city market two-thirds corn and one-third oats ground and fed to milk cows for butter or milk would be very profitable. Some farmers ensile their corn, but my experience is that dry fodder, with root crops, is less expensive and gives equally good results.


Ann Arbor Argus
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