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Not over a fifth of an average tobáceo erop is planted in Trigg county, Ky. A mare in Madison county, Ala., recently gave birth to two colts, one a mulé and the otlier a horse. Have any any experienee in growing parsnips as a íeed for store hogs ? I notice they will eat them all up with a relish. Tliey are, in fact, the only one of the loot kind that the swine family will eat, unless forced to it by extreme hunger. - Elmira Club Report. The London Builder recommends people who transplant to mark the north eide of each tree with red chalk before it is taken up, and replace it in its natural position. A larger proportion will then live, as, in ignoring this law of nature, transplanted trees generally perish. The jury on agricultural machinery at the Oentennial has decided to abandon the old practice of fteld-trials, and will, therefore, merely examine the machines a3 they stand in Agricultural Hall, and "will recommend such makes as seem to them to command the most improvements. There will be no ñrst-class premiums. The making of skim-milk cheese is detrimental to the dairy busiDess, as it gives facilities to dishonest sellers to impose an inferior artielo upon consumers for a good one, and leads to a general depreciation of the reputation of Western cheese. Cheese should bo branded by the maimfacturer aecording to its character ; that is, whether from sldmmed, partly skimmed, or wholo milk. A PEAoncAL dairy man sonds the followiug about rendering winter-churning easy : Strain the milk into pans anjl set them on a pot of boiling water, on the stove. Heat the milk quite hot, but not so as to scald. Set away the pans, and in thirty-six hours thick cream will have formed. At each skimming stir the eream well together, and, wlien enough for a churning has accumulated, take care, in cold weather, to have the chili taken off the cream. Then scald the churn, put in the creano, and churn gently ; anc1 if the butter does not come in less than ten minutes, yon inay judge that your cream is foo cold. Mï gakden is overrun with rats and niice. Ia consequeuce I had always to sow doublé the quantity of peas and beans requisite, and sometimos even had to sow thern twice over. This year I put twenty-two pounds of peas and six pounds of beans into the ground without any manure, prevkrasly soaking the seeds f or a short time in paraffine oil. Not a single pea or bean has been touched, and the erop bas been enornious. My erop of onions has every year been attaoked with maggots, and my turnips with fly. Por the last eight years, as soon as the vermin made their appearance, I watered between the rows two ounoes of paraffine oil to six gallons of water. Both maggot and fly disappeared, and the crops and quality have always been extremely fine. I believe the seed spnnkled ■with the oil before sowing, or a certain portion of paraffine poured over dry earth and sown as guano, would answer fully as well, and I am satisficd it is a verypowerfnlmanaro besides au effcctnal remedy againstgrul), wireworm, and all garden pests. Seed sprinkled with the oil is quite safe from all feathered and insect vermin. The proportion of two wine-glassfuls of paraffine oil to six gallons of rain water (imperial measnre) is what ean be applied to all kinds of green vegetables without injury. The growth suceeeding its application is something wonderful.


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