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Agricultural And Domestic

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Tune- "Oíd Father GrimCB." Let dogs delight lo bark and bite, Or chase the buok and ewe ; Let doga eat sheep hilo farmers sleep, " Ior God has made them so." Let dogs come forth to ni] the carth ; Let sheep in plenty frrow, To mate the meat for doga to eat, 11 For God has ruado tiaenl 8o. ' Let dogs a pcoro snrronnd eaoh tloor - The lank, the lean, the low- Or track at night the lambkin's flight, " For God has made them 80." Lot flop-eared hoimds range pasture groundB To ecent the buck and ewe : Let curs yelp round as well as hound, " For God has niado them so." Let every man keep, if he can, A dozen dogs ín tow ; And let their greed on ínutton feed, 11 For God has made them so." Let man oat hogs - feed eheep to dogfi - Raise mntton hcre below To feed tne dogs. while man eats hogs, " For God has made them so." Arounil the Farm. In forty yoars tlio average wheat iroduct has decreased from twenty to ten bushels per acre, in tlio United otates, while it has inc.eased ín nearly tho samo proportiou in Eagland. About 1,000,000 tons of Indian corn was imported into Great Britain in 1875, treble tho quantity importod in 1885. At,t, BiíOddget, of Marysville, Cal., has a ono and one-qnarter aero let on which he has raisod this seagou 900 bushels of potatoes, weighiug 45,000 pounds. A Chenango Co., N. Y., farmer lost his voice two years ago, but recovered it last week as suddeuly as it left him, on attempting to yell at a stubborn toain he was driving. The huckleberry is a fniit which some one who has suflicient leisure to attend to it, ought to take, naturalize and improve. We kuow of no wild fruit whieh offers a better hand to the cultivator.- Detroit Tribune. A Fbenoh agrioulíurist, in making liia eider, mixes one pound of beet-root, chopped small, with each two gallons of apple-pulp, and the mixture is steeped in water for forty-eight hours before pressing. White beet ia found to be better than red for the purpose. An Ameiioan writer gives another recipe, as follows : "I allow the eider, af ter it comes from the press, to stand till the pomace settles. I then put it in a clear vessel and let it come to a boil, pkimming off the scum carefully. It is then put into kegs and demijohns, and tightly jorked and sealed." A Missouri farmer, haviDg last a number of fine swine by the cholera, arrestod the spread of the disease in this way : He turned the hogs into a dry lot, dissolved two boxes of concentrated lye in one barrel of water, mixed wheat bran with lye tg a thick mush or swill, and bd them on it for several days. During iris time their drink was water of about half the strength nientioned, or one box to a barrel. He then fed them as usual, giving them fresh water, and also placing wood ashes, lime and copaeras where they could get it. This a-eatment was highly successful. A beoent writer, speaking of winter rye as a forage erop says : "If possible, [ wonld plow the last of August or tirst of September, and turn the sod over flat and then harrow lengthways of ihe furrow. Sow one and one-half jushels of rye to the acre andharrow again the same way as bef ore ; then sow on grass seed, say four quarts of herdsgrass, eight quarts of top, eight quarts of June grass, and four pounds white elever, and roli or bush it in. If sown as early as I have indicated, the ye affords very good feed in October. Fhe cattle at that season seem to prefer t to everything else. And then, in the coming spring, I doubt whether tho catIe or the owner can look upon any field with more pleasure than that part of the jasture which is covered with a green md luxuriant growth of rye, affordiugas t will a great amount of nutritious feed at a season of the year when it is so muoh needed. I should sow at any time efore the first of November rather han not sow at all." Thbashino should not be commenced until after the cereal and hay crops havo )een properly harvested. If possiblo, every farmer should have a horse-power, capable of thrashing, cutting up cornstalks, hay, straw, etc., and sawing wood. This would be found much more convenient and serviceable than the cumbrous traveling thrashers, which :ake a largo number of horses and men ;o work them, thrash too much at a time, and convey the seods of weeds from ono larm to another. Traveling steam thrashers have caused so much loss of life and property by explosions and fives that ;hey should nöt be used. Thrashing early in the f all has ) aany advantages, among which are the hc wy weight of ;he grain at the time, ompared with spring, and the long daj ; for thrashing and marketing. All kinds of straw should be put up carefully, so as not to receive damage ironi ram. Oat ptraw, when out beioro bcijig too ripe, makea valuablo provender for stock. When chopped and steamed and inixod with meal, it is good feed for horses. A bont the House. To Keep Pie-jüice In. - Have some vater handy, and wheu the pie is filled, wet the edge of the lower crust, put on ;ho upper crust, and pinch the two tojether where they come in contact. E ice Pies. - Ono quart of reilk, six eggi, one cup of sugar, one cup of jrc und rice. Cook the rice a little in iit milk, stirring continually while on ;he fire, and put tho egg in when hot. The rind of two lemons and the juice of one, or any flavor you choose. Veby whoiesomo and palatable bread may be made of buckwheat flour with less troublt than pancakes, and without any amoke to pester tho house, or burnt grease to affect digestión. To one quart of buttermilk add a teaspoonf ul of soda, and flour enough to ïnake a thin batter; put in an egg, if convenient, and bake in a quick oven. In the treatment of burns in the Charity Hospital, New York, when of a superficial characrer, a preparation consisting of two parts of collodion and one of olive oil has been found to be very efflcacious. When the burn is of an extensive character, giisoline proves of decisive benefit. The advantage of gasoline is that it is of the right consistence, and does not become rancid. To Pbesebve Cbab Appijjs. - Oore them with a corer, or a quill, scald them, and remove the skias. Simruer them íd vine leaves and aluru water till greei' and tender, then tlirow them into clear, cold water to soak out the aluni. Weigh them, and allow to each pound a pound and a half of loaf sugar. Make a rich lemon sirup with the sugar, and, while simmering, throw in the apples, cook them till they are transparent, then put them in glass jars ; boü down the sirup till it is thick, and pour it orer the fruit. Ginger will improve the flavor. Mockino bibds' food should be mixed withgratedearrot, andthesupply ghould always be limited. A few angle worms, or a little raw beef, out up íhie with a pair ol seissors, niay be given oceasionaUy. Tho birds shouid not have animal food and prepared food at tho same time. Grapes and almost all kiuds of ripe fruit, the yelk of a b( iled egg, flies, etc, are good for them, but don't feed them too much if you wish them to sing, and never givo thom uiythiug contaiuing salt or groase. Tbere is not much difterence betwen the TMÍ0Ú8 preparations for food. They are all too rich iinleBS mixed with sometían.


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