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one object or another, and all of whom are tolerably con
versant, through the newspapers, with what is elsewhere No. XXVII-A Visit in Suffolk last July.
going on—it appears strange in visiting a little island
(comparatively) like England, to find that a vast proporThe Native County of ARTHUR YOUNG_His Works and their populare; tion of the people have seen but a very limited part of it,
of the English-, and the Drive to Butley Abbey.The Rectory.THOMAS Ceisp. Eshit that they have always been in the habit of confining their his Farm and Stock--the Short-Horns-Fattening Animals for Exhibition--Disposition of the Farin-the Open Sheep Walks and Furze, attention to their own local events and ways, and that they Mining for Coprolites-Sheep Boarding out-Rotation Employed, with a Stolen Crop," and the Operations of Four Years.
differ perceptibly in dialect in districts by no means exA prophet, it may be said, is not without honor, save in ceedingly remote from each other. If such continues to his own county—and according to Mr. Caird, this version be the case in this age of cheap travel and cheap reading, of the proverb applies to Suffolk and her famous son AR- it can readily be imagined how much more it was so nineTHUR Young. Not a successful farmer himself, like many ty years ago, and what an effect—what " a stimulus to imanother who can write better agriculture than he can prac- proved practice,” in Mr. Caird's words, must have been the tice—his neighbors were by no means inclined to follow means which were supplied by these Surveys of Young, his precepts, and while in other counties proprietors were for comparing the practices of various soils and localities. prompted by them to inaugurate great improvements, dur- It has been the great object of Agricultural Societies and ing his life they seem never to have met with much favor writers, there as here, to get the farmers of different parts in his native district. It is perhaps no more than due to of the country well into communication with one another, the efforts put forth by this eminent man, that we should and the confessed benefit conferred by Young's exertions, notice very briefly what they were, and we could take no is an instructive tribute to the importance of this end. better time to do so, than when, having crossed the river I have been unable to turn to any general review of Stour in coming from Essex, we stand upon the threshold these books of Young's. The monument to his memory is of the county that gave him birth, and which is now farm- of that kind, however, which proves most enduring, for it ed largely according to the principles he inculcated, and consists in his careful collection of such a mass of valuaready to acknowledge its indebtedness to them "for much ble facts. Thus we meet with constant references to him of the progress that has been made in the cultivation of incidentally as an authority, and it is uniformly with a passthe soil and the economical application of labor." ing word of praise. Loudon remarks of his Tour in Ire
Having succeeded to an estate, and, as Loudon expresses land, that "it probably did more good than even the Dublin it, "impoverished himself by experiments," at the age of 26 Society," and Cuthbert W. Johnson says that he was "perYoung's first volume, “ The Farmer's Letters to the People haps the most popular author on Rural Affairs that England of England," appeared, and four years later another series to or any other country ever produced.” the Landlords. In the interval he published the narrative At Ipswich, the capital town of Suffolk, and the native of “A Six Weeks Tour" in the Southern Counties and in place of Cardinal Wolsey, we come upon the river Orwell, Wales, another of six months in the North, and a third in the estuary of which joins that of the Stour at Harwich. the East of England, besides several books upon practical Here the Orwell is navigable for vessels of some 200 tons, and experimental Agriculture, making during this period furnishing water communication for the benefit of several a total of eight works in octavo, one of 2 vols., and two large foundries and machine establishments, at one of which, of 4 vols, each, and one of two quarto vols. His Tour in that of Messrs. RANSOMES & Sims, we shall make a call as Ireland, Annals of Agriculture, &c., followed, and in 1787 soon as time will allow. At present our destination is
Woodbridge, a thriving market town and port seven or - I do not, it is very likely, do justice to Mr. Crisp's eight miles to the north-east, where as we leave the rail. reasoning in thus roughly mentioning the impression I way, we shall nreet a kind greeting from a gentleman gained from what he told me of his views; but I cousidurwhose stock we have already seen and admired at the Suf- ed it worthy of record, as coming from a man of much folk Agricultural Show, but whose farming will by no practical experience, that he spoke boldly in favor of the means prove the less interesting on that account. Seating custom which there are more ready to combat in words thau ourselves in one of those handy two-wheeled carts so much in practice--of only exhibiting such animcls as harc been more common in England, as the traveler at once notices, really prepared to "look their best." The question has than they are with us, we are off at a pleasant pace--pass- been much discussed in the past, although it seems at preing near the Melton station, where we see newly comple- sent to be nearly set at rest by the almost uniform congent ted and convenient arrangements for auction sales.I think of breeders. it was stated once a month--for the marketing and inter- Butley Abbey is a farın of abont a thousand acres, of change of stock of different kinds, and thence away six or which I understood that 280 perhaps were in wheat, 150 eight miles between fields of grain, now, the 2d of July, to 180 in turnips, 150 in barley, 150 in " layer" or clovers rapidly approaching " the full corn in the ear; of man- and grass, together with beans, peas, &e., while of the regolds in well-marked rows, and Swedey just proving with mainder a part is pernianent marsh pasture, and the rest a sprinkling of green, that the sower has not sowed in lies in open sheep walks. The latter are generally blowing vain; of land yet under the plow and harrow and roller, sands, with not much herbage except the furze (gorse or and probably soon destined to be drilled with turnips; of whins it is also called) which serves probably to lessen or the stubbles freshly growing green again after the labor obviate the action of the wind. The bushes of this furze of the hay-makers, and of hedges or "fences" as the are caten off by the sheep, English call these walls of living green, just beginning which nibble away at the to be trimmed back from the wilder growth of the past outer shoots until those in
- Sonia twelve-month, to the regularity of well ordered farm en- the center grow up beyond closures.
their reach, perhaps four or By and by our road carries us near a building of solid five feet high; it is nutriand antique appearance and considerable size, now occu- tious, and other animals are pied, we are told, as the Rectory, but supposed to have said also to be fond of it. once formed the gateway only of the massive pile which But the spines of the foliin former days covered the grounds and bore the name of age are sliarp, and require "Butley Abbey.” A little farther, adding a feature to the bruising before they can be
14 farm-yard scene not often to be found in that sort of land- eaten by cattle with any scape, a sturdy old arch still marks one point in its exten- comfort, and the sheep sive outline, and jolly round-sided Suffolk pigs are rooting must have become well about, where the Suffolk monks—perhaps with equal title toughened to them, one to either epithet—used to receive the rents of the goodly would think, to enjoy itlands over whose tithings they probably knew well how to the plant in fact seeming Common Furze-(Ulex Europoeus.)
Jour bus preside, before the troubled times came when their strong- scarcely less terrible in reality than it does when we read holds were toppled over and their dominion passed into other in the botanies that "it bears innumerable densc, roughish, hands. Entering a gateway, a few fragmentary remnants green, furrowed or ribbed branches
, spinous at the ends, of old columns and sculptured walls, which the plow-share and beset with large, compound, striated, permanent thorns, yet meets as it turns the soil near by, shrink back under leaves few, scattered, small
, awl-shaped, deciduous"the drooping shrubbery as if ashamed of their fallen state, description which I am sure it is fortunate the sheep cans and we stroll away from the path, upon the turf here and not read, or they would be less likely than before to relthere cut out for a circle of flowers, a little absent-mind- ish their forage. The engraving above shows the points edly, until the presence of others not habited in the garb of the herbage, as well as the flowers with which, earlier of the holy fathers, recalls the unmistakable fact that the in the season than the time of my visit, it is profusely days of their glory are no more, and that entire taciturnity, covered-presenting, I was told, a beautiful appearance, however appropriate for the cloister, and occasionally be and giving the whole moor a golden hue. Indeed somo coming to the American countenance, may sometimes, too, one has writtenbe quite misplaced.
"And what more noble than the vernal furze “You have some fine Short-Horns yonder,” we there
With golden baskets hung? Approach it not,
For every blossom has a troop of swords fore remark, raising our eyes to the pasture beyond the lawn. “How large a herd are you keeping ?”
Of these moors the furze is a natural product, but I believe Perhaps twenty or thirty the answer runs, and subse- it is sometimes grown for fodder, while machines for bruisquently we go among them and mark the " Bates blood" ing it are catalogued by the dealers. During the day the that flows in their veins, and find in “Wild Eyes" and sheep stray about these unenclosed tracts, and with the aid others of the family, just that hearty thriftiness which bears of his dogs the shepherd collects them at evening to be witness to the capacity of the breed for flesh-taking when folded. We went out at dusk for a walk over the farm, no extra care or forcing processes are employed.
and saw a flock, unless my memory is at fault, numbering We venture the inquiry it may be, "whether some herds sixteen hundred, or thereabouts, and I was told that it is have not been injured by feeding up the best for Shows, rarely the case in collecting even so many as this, that the. to the detriment of their further usefulness ?”
dogs and shepherd leave behind a single one. Undoubtedly instances of this kind occur, but-argues After a glance at one other feature on this farm that was in effect our host—it is the object of the breeding of the a curiosity to me, I shall turn to my note book for a numpresent day to develop such influences in the parent as are ber of interesting facts which Mr. Crisp was goed enough most likely to beget the greatest and quickest power of to give me during the day or two spent se pleasantly in converting fodder into meat, and how are we to determine his company. how well these requirements are met, if we starve our ani- Mr. C. Wren Hoskyns, the lively author of the “Chronmals into the Show-yard? Let us avoid either extreme ; icles of a Clay Farm," in lecturing two or three years ago but all the rules of the societies can't prevent my neighbor upon the progress of agriculture, adduced the word copro. or me from wishing to show-not where, at some prospec- lite, among other scientific terms, which he said were tive period our beasts are going to fill out handsome and strange enough in the farmer's ears ten years before, alvaluable carcasses, but where on good keeping they actu- though now commonly understood; and he gave, in proof ally do at a certain age lay on that kind of flesh which will of his statement, the fact that Mr. Huxtable had then nar. pay the feeder and the butcher. And no judge will be rowly escaped being reported in the newspapers as the inwilling in his decisions, to be guided entirely by the lank troducer of “coppery lights into the dark places of agrianticipations of future fatness.
Drawn to defend it."
The material in question, which if it had not been for ditional fertilizing material, which, without their intervenMr. Hoskyns' untimely extinguishment, would have had a tion, would have been purchased in the shape of artificials. debut before the world so much more brilliant than its We have thus seen two crops in the system of rotation, name could very literally authorize, has been largely found the wheat and beets, with an extra bite of turuips for the on Mr. Crisp's farm. The Suffolk crag and some other sheep intercalated. On land where the last is not taken; formations, abound in these coprolites-often so scattered the second year's crop would be turnips instead of bects. as not to be worth exhuming-now and then occurring, as In either case, the roots are folded off along from autumn in the present case, in large masses; they are the fossiliz- until spring, or otherwise harvested—the beets bearing ed excrements of extinct lizards (saurians) and other rep- the frost better and lasting later in the season than the tiles, and, as dug, washed and heaped up, no one in pass- turnips. I shall have occasion to refer hereafter to the ing would suppose the pile to be anything more than ordi- fact that the quantity of beets grown in proportion to that nary gravel. They appear, however, oftener in cylindrical of turnips seemed to be almost universally on the increase forms, and while they have the same water-worn exterior, in Great Britain--of late years mangolds are said very genone perceives on breaking them that they are quite diffe-erally to have given the better satisfaction of the two, and rent from the stones for which he took them at first. In to have gained wonderfully in popular favor. use they are either ground or treated with sulphuric acid, Sometime in March of the third year, the land is scarias bones are, and contain, according to Way and Gilbert, fied for barley, with additional manure, if the sheep bave fiom fifty-two to fifty-seven per cent. of bone earth or not already supplied enough. Mr. Crisp drills in six to phosphate of lime. I understood their intrinsic value to eight pecks per acre, and sows also twelve to fourteen or be between $11 and $12 per ton, while they sell at differ- sixteen pounds of “small seeds," with rye grase, pretty ent rates according to the state of the market. Between much in the following proportion: four and five thousand dollars worth had been taken out 8 lbs. red cloyer. and sold from a single acre—so that the discovery of their
2 lbs. white clover. 4 lbs, trefoil.
1 to 2 pecks rye grass. value was not only a boon to English farmers in general, The trefoil or yellow clover, as it is also called, is conbut in particular to those proprietors whose lands happen sidered very valuable for sheep. If this "layer crop," to have been a favorite resort for the reptiles of antiquity as it is called, is far enough advanced in autumn, it is fed -possibly the rendezvous of those which were driven out of off that season a little; the next spring, at any rate, it is the sister island by the valiant St. Patrick.
ready either for grazing or to come on for hay, -yielding The Sheep of this part of England, as I remarked when of the latter an average of about two tons per acre-thus writing from the Show at Ipswich, are prolific mothers and completing the rotation in the ordinary “four course good milkers, and the females are consequently in demand. shist.” Mr. Crisp has a herd of about 2,000 breeding ewes,* to
In October the land is plowed, or earlier if necessary, wbich he puts ». Leicester or South-Down tup. The lambs it having previously received a coating of manure. Mr. is his practice to sell, the autumn after they are one year old, sometimes uses a haymaking machine to spread his manure or indeed any time during that season according to circum- with; hereafter I shall be able to give a cut of this implestances, and the price received for them varies with age ment, as well as of the scarifier referred to above. Wheat and quality from $7.50 all the way up to $15 per head. is then sown, coming forward as the first crop in the sucThe lambs are dropped about March, and when they are ceeding quadrennial series; and here I may close for the ready' to wean after harvest, are put out upon the stub- present, for I find that we should have to linger longer bles to eat the "seeds” that were sown in the spring, and than time will now permit, in order to see the rest of the at night perhaps folded upon a turnip field as soon as the stock, and take a drive to the other farms under our host's latter is ready. But Mr. C. keeps a great many sheep cultivation, in one chapter. out a-boarding, as we might express it; that is, there are many smaller farmers, who do not have the means of keeping a large flock the year round, and who are glad to take
INFLUENCE OF THE SURFACE SOIL. in those of their neighbors both upon their stubbles and to eat their turnips. For the lambs thus sent out upon
There is something remarkable in the influence on vegestubbles on other farms, about 3 cents a head per week is table growth, of the upper stratum of the soil. Take, for paid. The price paid for turnip land is in the neighbor- example, its effect on the growth of young trees. If a hood of 6 cents a week for each head, though it varies young peach tree, for instance, is allowed to stand in a with the character of the crop, &c. ; when it does not ex. good soil, which from neglect becomes hardened and crustceed this price, Mr. C. considers that there is room for ed on the surface, it will make but a few inches growth in profit to the owner of the sheep. Sometimes he has flocks at a distance of 50 miles or even more, and a great advan- a single season. But if, instead of becoming crusted, the tage of this method to the small farmer, arises from the surface of the soil for only an inch or two downwards, is fact, that while the few sheep he would want to keep might kept mellow, and daily stirred, the growth of the tree will be all winter in eating his turnips off, if 500 or 600 come be more than double, and sometimes more than quadrupled, upon his fields at once, they are all cleared by Christmas although the roots may all be below the stirred portion. and ready for plowing.
We walked through a field which produced a crop of A more striking difference occurs when the surface is alwheat last year. Mr. C. had also obtained from it, what lowed in one instance to become coated with grass, and in is called a stubble or “stolen crop" of turnips, -sced the other is kept mellow. Although the roots of the grass drilled in rows 18 inches apart as soon as possible after extend downwards but a few inches, yet we have known harvest, and the roots folded off this spring. He calculates this mere surface-coating so to retard the growth of large the value of such a crop at about $7.50 per acre, for a fuir yield will keep 20 sheep 6 weeks—an equivalent at peach trees, that they would not make more than three or the rate paid for turnips elsewhere to $7.20, while their four inches growth, wbile similar trees, standing in mellow manure upon the land is rated as worth about 3. cwt. of cultivated ground, grew from two to three feet in a season. guano-more, probably, than the cost of sowing and cul. The roots of these trees were mostly a foot below the surtivation. The latter consists in the use of Garrett's horse.
face. hoe five or six times, according to the necessity of the case, and in one thinning and hoeing by hand, followed by markable surface influence, but merely to point out the
We do not propose here to discuss the theory of this rea forking off of the weeds, costing about 50 cents per acre. facts, and to suggest some important practical hints. This spring, after the turnips bad been fed off, the land was
Manure for trees and crops operates in two important scarified and plowed. Beets were sown about the first of May, after a manuring of from 8 to 12 loads of farm-yard ways. The first and most obvious is by its direct supplies dung per acre-the sheep-folds having supplied the ad- to the small rootlets in the soil. To afford such supplies
in the best manner, it should be finely pulverized, and In another letter, we shall see that Mr. Crisp occupies two other minutely diffused through the soil at just such a depth as warms beside that of Butley Abbey."
L. H, T.