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Fall Treatments Of Grass Lands

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A feUow-feéling, ns it were, t caches us that it is inconsistent with tho comfort and well-being of our live stock to permit tliem to go uuprotüuted through tho winter, and exposed to oold and frost and the rigors of the weather. But re nover or seldom thus thiuk of our meadows, and thoy iu, a sense ara livo stock, and suffer íroni want of proteotton as luuch as cows, 00H3 or calves. On the oontrary, a nlistaken economy terapts us tó deprive thpm of Ihe natural protoction of the aftermath, ind pmerally they uro eatcn bare and close tlmmghout the fall months, and go into winter quarters with their tunderíst parta ex)ioscd to thechilliiig blasts and bitin; irosts. Then the roots aro winter killed or thrown out, and in the spring, instead of the living green, wosoo the dead sero bro7n, and tho season gets tho discredit whon it is tho result of mismanagement only or chiefly. A good coat of decaying iftermath would furnish protection and futnro nutriuio.nt as vll, and by all means moadows should be so managed as to securo all tho aftcnuath, or at least a large proportion ofit, for tlás purposo. Young lambs or calvos may be pastured if necessarj', but it is a most costly econoniy to turn horsos or cows ou to newly-sown clover or gr:iss, uowly-niown fields. But considming that tho liclds are in dimger of bocoming poached whilo sodden with rain by even the lightcst hoofs, it will bo found cheapest in tlus end to keep all stock off trom tho iiclds to bo iBowu noxt seasün.


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Michigan Argus