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Agricultural And Domestic

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Day
12
Month
July
Year
1878
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Public Domain
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Arouml the Farm. An Indiana farmer adviscs planting a few bilis of broom-oorn, as experieneo hus tmigkt him that for tying sïiocks or binding foduer this is very much preferable to twinc or ryo straw. Wjibn you seo a farmer driving his work iustead of nis work driving him, it shows that he will nevcr bo drivon from good resolutious, and that ho will ccrtainly work bis way to prospority. If you are a farmer bo i good one. Farm wcll. Have a good orchard, good garden, good stock, tnd an intelligent family. Be intelligent yourself, and tbus secure the respect of all who know you. - Plowman. Thomas Meeiian says the objectiou against watering -wlieu the huu öliiucs on the plauts is a piircly thcoretical oue, and appoars only in the writings of thoso who have had but little actual experience. IJis advice is to water whenever the plant need it. Bkeak hard putty into lumps about the sizo of hen's eggs, place in kottle, cover with water and a little linseedoil ; boil ten minutes, stirring when hot; pour off the water, and the resul t, to are informed, will bo pntty aa pliablo as when freshly made. A Westekn gardencr says he lian navcd every ono of kis eucumber, melon and cabbage j)lants, during tho past fivo years, and also repelled the potato beotle, by sprinkling with water impregnated with gas tar, repcating the application if washcd off by rain. Many growers do not consider a very early and vigorous growth of the hop viuo as indication of a bountiful yicld, as the vino often becomes hollow, and sends out unhealthy arms. öome producers are in the habit of removing the earliest shoots to give place to tho latei and more solid vines. To make a white foot or a star in a horse's forehead - Takc pickled mackerel and confine it on, in auy shapo you picase three or four days repeatiug, aud it will produce a whito foot or a white spot. Iiub the white saddlc spots on a horse's back a few times daily in the spring of the year, beforc the coat iu shed, with bacon grease, and it will restore the natural color. Mention is made in tho latcst report of the Western New York Horticultural Society of a man who planted quinces, I whieh grew well but never boro. Resolved that thoy should no longer cum ■ ber the ground, he pourcd arouud them brine from old pork barrels, with iutont to kill. He builded better thaa he knew. The noxt seaaon the trees were so loaded with fruit that the ovcrburdened branches had to bc propped up. The majority.of farmers bend all their energies to producing heavy crops. Everything is erowded' ton ard that one end, and in almost all cases tho result is an inferior quality. When, howover, a prize at an annual fair is to be competed for, quality not quantity is aimcd at. What is the inducement in this caso ? The money premium, of course. Well, what is the inducement in growing regular crops, but the money pricc in the public market? And now, again, what is the differenoe between the two ? Why is not every erop grown for quality? Why should we only under the stimulus of a local exhibitio" prove that we can grow a good artiele, and then at once go home and prove that we won t ? Èivcry man's experience is, that a good article ahuays pays; then wby are poor ones taken to market ? Thcre is but 011e answer to these questions. - S'. Bufas Masón, in Moore's Rural. Raising Aetichokes fob Hoos. - Select u ñeld that yon do not intend to use for any other pnrpose, for when once plantea it is diffioult to gct artichokes out of the land. It will produce planta from seed lcft in the grouud. If it were turned to pasture of course the plants would soon die out; but it ia better fo fence off a portion, plow it up and plant it in artichokes, and OTery fall let the hogs into tbc artichokc lot to feast upon the tubers. Late in the spring plow and harrow the lot, keep the hogs out till fall, and there will bc a erop of artichokes again to feed the hogs the following winter. If beiure frost the stocks are ent, cured and stucked np, they will furnish excellent forage for horses, caltle and sñeep. They can be dug like potatoes and fed to hogs cooked, which is an improvenicnt. Plant in rows threc f eet apart, and lifteen inchey apart in the row, and run a cultivator betweon the rows a few times in the spring to distroy the woeds. - Exchange. A bout the House. Souffjjb means soniething pulled i.p, and is generally applied to a light kind of pudding made with any kind of farinaccous substanee. Potato Noodles. - Grate one dozeu of boiled potatoes, add two eggf , a little salt, onc half cup of milk, cnough flonï to knead stifl', then eut in sinall pieees, and roll long and round, one inch thick, fry in plenty of lard to a nice brown. Egg Toast.- Take and beat up iive eggs in a good-sizcd pan, put a pint of milk in another, then toast seven or eight sliees of bread, dip in the milk, then in the egg, fry in hot lard, put on a hot plato and sprinkle with Bugar. Viry nice for breakfast. Ants. - Being acid theniselves, alkalies are obnoxious; houce chalk, lime or so.da are useful, but kerosene oil is infailible when it crosses "their line of march." A dish oi' hiukory-nuts will attract the large black ones, and they eau be destroyed. To Remove Flesii Moles.- Apply muriatic acid; uso the end of a broom straw, and apply to the mole, uutil it sinks perfectly "flat, one application, well applied, only beiutr necessary; it will be sore for over a week, and will como oü' in a small scab, and soon heal over. How to Can Strawbehbies. - Tako fresh-picked berries, and add sugar, allowing one cup to a quart of fruit ; let them stand a few hours, or over uight, then boil in a kettle or pan fivo minuten; heat the cans, and seal boiling hot. This rulo has been sueco: rfully tried, and the flayor of the fruit is murïh nicer than when water is added. To Remove Paint and Pdtty pbom Windows. - Put sulïicient potash into hot water to mako it very strong of it; then satúrate the paint which is daabed on the glass with it; let it remain till nearly dry; then rub oñ hard with a woolen cloth. Pearlash water is also good to remove putty before it is dried on the glass. If it dries on, whiting is good to remove it. COCKROACHES AN.D WATER BüGS. - These can be trapped and afterward destroyed by placing vossels containing molasses where they abound. A small stick should bo laid frovi the ecig(; of the vessel to the floor. They will not retm-n npon it. Pilis of phosphorus will destroy them, and Paris green (r powdered borax drive them away. The roots of the black helloboro scattered in thcir haunts is an infallible remedy. To Kill Bed-bugs.- The only eirtain ,cure for bed-bugs is a solution of corrosive sublimate, which may be obtaiued at the druggist's. The bedsteada shouM be taken apart and well washed with oold water and hard soap; then, with a small, flat brush, the poison should be applied to every crack and creviee where a bug may harbor. The poison should be used once or twice a week, as may be neer isary. It is a work of time and palience, but if persevered in this remedy will efïectuaHy destroy the bugs. Corrosivo sublimate is a dcadly poisoii, and should bo kept out of the -ffay of oJuldien aud ssrvants,

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