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Salting Hay

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It has becfiine quite faxhionnble to aalt h;iy as it U pucked nw;iy in tho baru, Hnd vvo fear the practica is eurried altogether too far. Many a ton ol hay is taken in not mucli more tlian balf cured, because there U a prospect of foiil iveather. and tinder the comforting thought liiat ii p'ih of sal i wil', be added in order to save H. From their own natural rlesire, catile will nol tiike inuch sak duringthu wintei', and we o innul belittve it hoallhy to have it forced upon thuin m:ngled wi'.h the fot.íl fhioh ihty munt eat ■ larve. A Htwal! q:iantity of aalt, not exceeding two r thre quarts to tlie ton, may bo useful - but more we cannot think hboeusary, even it be not hurtful. ü.;'r hay erop is ono of vast importanc.e. U a ííí rebate valn) Í3 very twrtr, and allhoiiüfli not exportoil to foreign countries - is of as much value expended in our mulst as though sent nbroad. It is, in fivot, the basis of all our farm opcralions, the k( ystonu whieh uitaina khem and gives thera uil their Buo'eèxs. The test c afarm is plenumbor of cattle it feedd - and the catile in turn feed tho soil. _ .., - ,..


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Michigan Argus