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Produce of Milk, Cheese and Butter per Cow.

The following statement, from Morton's Hand-book of Dairy Husbandry, gives the produce per cow of Mr. J. T. Harrison of Gloucestershire, England:

The following are the results of my experience in dairy-
ing the last few years. In 1857, having plenty of water,
we made all the cheese with the machine, and it proved
the most profitable year. I milked 55 cows; the quantity
of milk made into cheese was 31,728 gallons, or 577 gal-
lons per cow, besides the milk expended in weaning 43
calves :-
The actual return for cheese was...

do. do. butter was, .....

do, milk sold and used was,
do. do. whey, 220 hogsheads, at say, 6s,..

do. do. rearing 43 calves was,

£912 6 10 or about 161. 108. per cow.

The following are the returns of other years, including

the same particulars :
The common Goat is not in much request in this coun.
try or in England, but in some other countries, as Syria
and Switzerland, herds of goats are kept for the sake of


1855, . their milk, and in fact almost entirely take the place of the


Machine made, 1857, cow. The most celebrated variety of this animal is the


1859, Cashmir goat, which furnishes the beautifully fine wool from which the costly Cashmir shawls are made. The In 1858 and 1859 we could use the machine only about

two months for want of water. The diminished yield in shawls bear a high value even in their own country, but these two years I attribute in a great measure to the exin Europe the price is much increased by the various tax. cessive dryness of the season; other circumstances affectes which are paid in every stage of the manufacture—the ing the cows likewise contributed to the result. In 1858 average number of taxes paid on each shawl being about the price of cheese was not so good, and the quality was thirty, several of which are limited only by the pleasure inferior, especially that made during the autumn. of the collector. So says Wood's Natural History.

A PROFITABLE DAIRY. There is a popular fancy that goats, kept in stables with horses, improve the health of the latter. Bell's British A subscriber of the Genesee Farmer sends to that paper Quadrupeds, in referring to this notion says that although the following statement as to a small Dairy belonging to Mr. seemingly absurd it is “found upon reflection to have Edward Hoyt, that took the first premium at the Delaware some foundation. All animals are kept in better temper

County Society's Annual Meeting.

This dairy consists of six'native' cows, of the following ages: and greater cheerfulness by the presence of a companion, two 7 years old, one 6, one 5, and two 3 years old - calved than in solitude; and the active and good humored goat from the 10th to the 26th of March, inclusive. may, in this way, really perform the benefit which has Amount of Butter made. ..... been attributed to it upon mistaken grounds."


Pork made from milk,
It is said also that goats can subsist upon vegetables that Calves and Coll, raised by hand,
are noxious or even poisonous, to other animals. If so, it Three Cair-skins,

Milk used in the family,......
is probably a part of the great creative scheme to provide

$328.46 for the consumption, and the keeping within necessary

Deduct expenses, freight, cořn, etc., limits, those species of vegetables which having their spe.

Net income from all sources, ......

$308.20 cial utilities, would acquire an undue preponderance if the net profit per cow

After deducting one-quarter each for two 2-year old beifers,

-5% cows-is 856.04.
not kept in check. Partington's Cyclopedia remarks :
In feeding, goats are very indiscriminate, and many

Rats in the Granary.
plants wbich are not only shunned by other ruminating

A gentleman whose granary and premises generally were animals, but act as poison to them, are not only eaten with

overrun with rats, writes to the editor of the North British impunity, but relished by them. There have been instances in which tame goats have chewed tobacco ; and, in the Agriculturist

, that he had tried “all the various nostrumg wild state, they cat the most bitter and narcotic plants, and that all, without exception, had miserably failed. They

which vermin destroyers and rat killers recommended," such as euphorbium, hemlock, henbane, and even digitalis, did, indeed, manage to kill several

, but in a short time the without suffering any injury. Few plants are more dis- rats seemed to swarm as thick as ever. They were so relished by cattle than the common rag.weed, and there- plenty and so tame that they would feed with the pigs in fore the pastures on those lands in upland and humid the saine trough, and crouch around and even on the backs situations are very much infested by it; but goats clear it of the cattle when resting in their stalls at night. Even off, if allowed to browse the plants before they come into shooting a few of them did not seem to scare them away, flower. There are many of the compositæ which are the or sensibly thin them. He was greatly distressed and alpests of our pastures, and wbich are, generally speaking, most desponding of ever getting quit of them, when a biennials, making roots the first year, and bearing flowers neighbor recommended a trial of cats. Having got a cat the next, whieh might probably be cleared off by pastur- and two kittens he made a crib for them in the granary, ing with goats at proper times. The alteration with each and had a carpenter cut circular holes in every door on other of animals, one set of which can eat the plants that the premises. The result was that in a short time bis place are disliked by another, is an important point in the eco- was perfectly clear of rats. For several months past not pomy of our grazing districts, though it does not appear to a rat has been seen, the cats having now increased to seven have received that attention to which it is entitled. or eight.


do. do. sold, Butter used in family,

1,230 lbs.

9230.61 145

30.50 18.50 5.50 2.40 10.50

One Veal,..


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cattle are three year old steers, for fattening the following season when four years old. I think there are very few barns which contain so much practically valuable room under the same proportion of roof, or expense of building, and repairs for the next 100 years. The barn is built thoroughly but plainly, and I think at a cost of $400. As this plan is essentially different from any I have ever seen, and thinking it might suggest some thoughts of value “to whom it may concern,” I place it at your disposal. Wishing you and your co-laborers success in your efforts to dig. nify labor and improve the homes and homesteads of our

countrymen, I am, S. J. AVERILL. New Preston, Ct. SIDE-HILL BARN.

We have drawn a perspective view and plans as nearly Eds. Cult. & Co. Gent.—Having during the summer of correct as we were able to understand the rouga sketches 1858, built a barn exclusively for the purpose of storing furnished us. If we have made any material error, our hay and stabling stock, and it having answered the pur: correspondent will please make the necessary corrections. pose remarkably well, I send you such a description as I am able to make, and ask you to make such use of it as


The barn is 40 feet long by 26 wide, with a basement 8 L. Tucker & Son-By this day's express we forward to feet high; posts 20 feet above the basement; the roof you three seedling plums of this section of the country, steep, which gives more room for bay, is more durable and from the extensive nurseries of Westbrook & Co., in our stronger if left without purlin support; two middle cross immediate vicinity. Will you please look at and examine works, which make the girts 13 feet. It is situated on a them, and if you think worth while please notice them, as somewhat steep side-hill, facing the south-east; the base. the variety is certainly new, and they are now propaga

ting-honestly believing that this variety is superior al. FEEDING PASSAGE 4 Fr.

most to any other, both in regard to taste and size. They TTTTTTTM

call them the Blum plum..

JAMES Sloan,

Greensboro, N. C.

The plums when received were partly decayed, but enough was left to show their excellent quality. The outline, which we have made, shows the size and form. In



Fig. 2-BASEMENT. ment wall on the north side, and the west part of the south side to the west middle cross work 8 feet high. The wall at the west end is 15 feet high, the basement part of which is built very strong of heavy stone, so that the upper part of it (7 feet high,) which is faced one foot back or west of the basement wall, (for a cross sill to rest upon,) may rest firm, and never be moved.

The post which is in the east middle cross work, south side, is supported by bridge braces, (shown in the view by the dotted lines,) with bolt at bottom to hold up the sill, which gives free access to the manure which is kept in the south part of the basement; in the north half is a row of stanchion stables for 12 cattle, facing the north, towards a foddering pass wide enough to fodder the cattle when in the stable. One row of cattle are kept over the manure 'basement facing the north, which, with a foddering pass, color and shape this plum has considerable resemblance occupies 13 feet, or half the width.

to Nelson's Victory, to which it appears to be allied. The following is a description: Size full medium or rather large, oval, color dull orange, with numerous small brown dots, suture distinct, stem short, cavity narrow; flesh yellowish brown, fine grained, very juicy, quality "very good."

We suppose it to be mature in North Carolina about the PT

middle of 7th month, July--it would doubtless be some weeks later here. The variety is certainly worthy of fur.

ther attention. Fig. 8—SECOND STORY-2, a. posts supporting hay floor over stable, The carth is filled in and thoroughly packed up to the

RENOVATING OLD APPLE TREES.—“Dig about it and wall at the west end, and graded to drive the loaded teams dung it," says a brief writer in the Genesee Farner, was with the hay, to be pitched into the barn through ample the scriptural way of renewing barren trees. Success atsized doors of different height; much of the lay is thus tends the same method now. Dig “about," certainly as pitched down into the barn, and it is certainly " put into far as the branches extend, but “ do not dig too deep, or place” with comparatively little labor. The barn is fill. ed with hay, excepting two funnels through which to pitch injure the roots unnecessarily. Stirring the surface soil the hay down to the two foddering passes; and by allowing frequently, is what they want. Try that, and you will be a reasonable time to settle, will hold 35 tons of huy. Our amazed at the renovation you work in old apple trees."



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passage, &c.

(For the Country Gentleman and Cultivator.)

A Troublesome Kentucky Weed

EDS, Co. GENT.- Enclosed find samples of a weed which gives us On the accompaning sheet I send you a rough sketch of some annoyance here. Can you tell me its name ? T. R. Kentucky.

THE ONE SEEDED Star CUCUMBER (Sicyos angulatus.) my barn, and if you consider it worthy a place, you are at liberty to use it. I have studied at it for several years ton's "Weeds and Useful Plants.” He says of it:

Below we give an engraving of this weed from Darlingand finally settled upon the present plan. As it is impossible to build a model barn, I have arranged this to suit my

Elevation of Frame-dotted lines Windows, own farm. Size, 56 by 48 ft. The L. 20 by 40. Length of posts on main barn, 18 ft. Pitch of roof, 1-3. Posts in the L., 12 feet. Projection of rafters, two feet. Rafters framed into perline plate, making two sets. King rafters over each, bent four by six inches. King part 16 10-12 feet from centre of ridge, framed into the king rafters and into the upper beams, as you will see in the cut. In the whole building there are 132 braces and 600 pins. Space over the cows, seven feet in the clear; over the main floor and horse stable, nine feet. Thus we have

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95 “This cucumber-like vine has found its way into gardens where it is a nuisance rather difficult to get rid of. It is, according to Dr. Short, a great pest in the rich cornfields of Kentucky, ‘springing up' after the crop ‘is laid

by,' and so extending from one corn-stalk to another as to room for twenty-two cows, nine horses, tool room, and two make it extremely difficult to pass through the field.' The grain-bins, and a large space for carriages, and room above Balsam Apple (Momordica Balsamina, L.,) the red fruit of for 35 or 40 tons of hay.

which, made into a tincture, was formerly used as an apThe colt and calf stable and corn-crib are convenient. plication to wounds, belongs to this section, and is some. Under the main floor is a large cellar to receive roots, en times cultivated in gardens.” tered by a trap door. From this cellar the roots are easily

(For the Country Gentleman and Cultivator.] thrown upon the floor and cut as required, and fed very handily. In this barn I can feed and milk my cows, and

CUTTING CORN STALKS. feed horses, colts and young cattle without going out of Eps. Co. Gent.-I send you for publication, if you doorg. I need no cellar to receive manure, as I make a please, some recollections of an accidental experiment in practice of hauling it on to my fields early in the spring topping corn. The result is different, I think, from other in its fresh state. In the center of the ridge is a cupola

and better experiments of the same kind.

In 1856 I had a piece of corn containing one and a half four by five feet, and eight feet high, with blinds which

acres-soil and culture all alike. After the first of Sepserves as a ventilator. From the top of this the lightning tember I commenced cutting from one to three rows daily, rod extends ten feet, and then down to the ground. Out- until the piece was two-thirds cut; the remaining third side boards of barn planed and battened. Bottom of corn. ripened with the tops on. At barvest I commenced barcrib two by four inch plank, one inch apart. In the investing at the side that I did to cut stalks; four rows made

a load; each load was husked and measured separately. side, boarded on to the girts by leaving one inch space. There was an increase in quantity of corn every load as Upon the outside, four inch boards planed and placed far as the stalks had been cut. The first four rows yieldthree-quarters of an inch apart; thus the outside boards ed at the rate of eighty bushel baskets of ears per acre; are saved from the pressure within. All to be painted the first half acre at the rate of one hundred and two A cistern to be built between the L. and main barn. Cost baskets per acre; the remaining acre one hundred and

nineteen baskets. The stalks bad become so dry that the of materials and carpenter, $1,200; hauling of materials cattle would not eat them readily when I stopped cutting. and boarding of bands not counted. C. G. TAYLOR. There was plenty of ripening weather that fall and no high Rock Island Co., Ill.

winds. EDWARD WILLIS. Kingston, Mass.



Another Short-Horn Sale at Good Prices. Methods of Laying Out the Flower Garden. Mr. Bolden, whose Short-Horn berd ranks among the A few years since the only method of planting the flower first in Great Britain, recently finding himself somewhat borders was that of setting each plant by itself, and in overstocked, determined upon a eale, and, in order that most cases contrasting them both in color and habit as he might not rest under the imputation of weeding out strongly as possible. Now the fashion is to plant a single the least meritorious of his animals for the occasion, offered variety in beds of small size cut out of the grass in patches one family or tribe, the “Waterloo " cows and bulls, in the borders, or in case of a geometrical arrangement of which with a few others, constituted a catalogue of 29 the flower garden, in the irregular beds of that system. head. This tribe, remarks the Mark Lane Express, “was Both the promiscuous system and this have their advanderived from the Kirkleavington herd; and, therefore, tages. We think the former better calculated for small chiefly crossed as it has been in the case under our notice gardens, and the latter decidedly preferable for large ones. with the bulls of pure ‘Bates' blood, may be reckoned in the small gardens it is impossible to afford room enough as belonging to one of the most valuable families of the for so many beds as would be required even in a modeShort-Horn breed. That they were so held by the bidders rate selection of sorts. It is often recommended, we know, at the Springfield Hall sale on Thursday last, is shown by to make a fine display of a few sorts rather than to atthe following result:" The average for the 29 animals tempt the growth of a great many kinds in a small space; sold was about $435 per head, (exactly, £87 178. 6d.) The but every true lover of flowers must have all his old favor. highest price obtained was for “Waterloo 20th,” in calf to 3d Grand Duke, which brought 165 guineas, say $825, ites

, and as many new ones as he can possibly find a little now 34 years old.

bit of room for. A large garden tastefully laid out with Our contemporary, above quoted, congratulates the beds cut out of the turf, and each one appropriated to a English public upor one

particular variety and color, is very ornamental indeed, “circumstance of this sale which challenges our gratification and is much more showy and conspicuous, and at the same and sincere satisfaction ; and this is, that all the lots appear time is more methodical, needs less care, and looks less destined, for the present at least, to remain in the country. There were no foreigners nor Americans to dispute with Eng- cluttered up than if laid out in the other manner. lish breeders the possession of these valuable animals.

Nothing can be more brilliant than a bed of scarlet Ge. “ It was a remarkable feature of this sale, that whenever a pure Bates was offered, the bids were as brisk and spirited raniums, Defiance Verbenas, or any other high colored as the most fastidious auctioneer could wish; whereas, when flower; nothing more delightful than the fragrance of a other blood was introduced into the ring, the offers were com

mass of Heliotrope, Mignonette or Pinks. For this purparatively languid, and the auctioneer's exertions correspondingly great. Even the influence of the 3d Grand Duke's bulling pose there are many plants that are very desirable. As a or paternity told with a manifest and unmistakeable weight general rule they should be dwarf in their habit. Large, on the biddings; and, notwithstanding the individual merits tall growing plants, if planted in masses, should be in large of ' Prince Imperial,' and the acknowledged excellence and well-deserved celebrity of the Warlaby herd, it must be ad- beds. Nothing can be better than Verbenas of the varimitted that it was the Kirkleavington blood that commanded ous colors, Phlox Drummondii, Portulacca, Candytuft, Asthe greatest eagerness on the part of the buyers, and, conse- ters, Petunias, Heliotropes, Mignonette, Pinks, Sweet quently, the highest prices."

Williams, &c.
In the notice of Mr. BOLDEN's Sale above, we have

Even in a garden planted promiscuously, it is better to quoted the Mark Lane Express as authority for the state- put several plants of the same sort together, rather than ment that “whenever a pure Bates was offered” the de to have them to stand singly. For instance, Asters and mand was the brisker and the bidding bigher for the pre: Balsams should be planted in groups of three to six or sence of the Kirkleavington blood. The Irish Farmers' Gazette is now at hand with the details of the Kingsfort eight plants. Those which grow tall and bushy, such as Sale, July 18-the prices at which are referred to as af- Roses, Salvias, &c., may be planted singly. All herbaceous fording conclusive testimony exactly in a different direc- plants should be in stools of not less than a foot in diametion. We had the pleasure of visiting last summer Mr. ter in the promiscuous borders, or in smaller stools in Chaloner's herd at Kingsfort, and found it well calculat- beds, a foot or two feet apart, according to the sort. ed, as the Gazette remarks, to “sustain the long established reputation which Mr. Chaloner has earned as a “Short

A mixed system of arrangement may be adopted with Horn breeder.” Our contemporary continues as follows: good effect in large gardens enclosed with walls or close Another point was also very clearly brought out, to wit, the great fences. Cover the wall or fence with climbing plants, as

So was this the case, that throughout the entire catalogue the greater the Honeysuckle, Virginia Creeper, Clematis, Trumpet Vine, number of " Booth" crosses which the pedigrees exhibited, so much &c., and make a border around the whole garden three to He more was the respective values of the animals enhanced. In fact " none of the cattle sold at Mr. Bolden's Sale, hocks, &c. Then in the turf cut out small circular or

six feet in width, for herbaceous plants, dahlias, hollyreached the prices obtained at Kingsfort,” but the average elliptical beds, for planting with single varieties of showy was not materially different. Forty-one cows and heifers annuals or bedding-out plants. were disposed of, averaging £86 38. (say $430) per head, and eight bulls, averaging £87 138. -total, 49 head. At Mr. Bolden's Sale, there were only 29 head sold, at an

SHOEING HENS. average of about $435, while the average of an equal

We observe a rocent notice in some popor, of the practice number at Mr. Chaloner's, selecting the 29 highest, is of making woolen shoes (or rather boots) to prevent hens from about $565. "Miss Warlaby,” near eight years old, went scratching A flock of bity fowls, like our own, would require up to £372 158. (say $1,860) and "Sheet Anchor," a bull. considerable labor in the manufacture of a hundred woolen calf of 15 months, was sold for £346 108. (say $1,730.) boots, which might be worn through in a short time and need

renewing. It is much bettor we think, to procure a breod IMPORTANT INVENTION !-A new machine for milking that will not scratch. There is another point of importancecows, “to be worked by the motion of the cows tail !" that is to keep the animals well fed, during the season when has been imagined by a farmer in Mass. Artificial flies White Shanghai,

scratching is most feared. We keep from thirty to fifty of the will furnish motive power when the fiy season is over. So fowl, and a topi tho inost economical mode, namely, regular

-a very quiet, well behaved, and profitable says a writer in the New-England Farmer, who seems dis- feeding with grain, -and although there is no barrier between posed to be jocose on the “ march of invention" in apply their ordinary range and the kitchen garden, they do not ing mechanics to agricultural machinery.

scratoh yearly enough to do twenty-five cents damage.

G. B. H.

rate :


to go over the meadow with a sharp scythe and clip them

off' about mid-leg high, after which they would bleed proAs the importance of devoting more attention to fusely, but would not die. At mowing time they were cut SHEEP begins to grow in appreciation with American far off close to the ground. Under this course of treatment, mers, they become willing to pay higher Prices for better he informed me that in three years there was scarcely one Animals, and to select more judiciously the kind of Ani- to be seen in his ineadow. mal suited to their wants. Among the different Breeds

In this course of treatment Col. H. is fully sustained by which have been imported and thoroughly tested here, the John Woodfin, Sen., Esq., who thinks the bleeding so South-Down occupies a prominent and advancing position copiously and so frequently, gradually enfeebles this pest in Public favor. Especially where an accessible Market is of the farm until finally death ensues.

REAGAN. afforded and pasturage is good-for example along the

Rims Creek, N. C., July 23.
Connecticut Valley, as was recently noted in the Country
GENTLEMAN—and, indeed, wherever winter feeding can be

(For the Country Gentleman and Cultivator.) made to increase the Profits and add to the Mapurial re.

RECIPE FOR ELDERBERRY WINE. sources of the Farmer, the South-Down must be regarded a prominent candidate for his attention, and a cross of it Eps. Co. Gent.-In no. 3 of the present volume of the upon common ewes, or upon those previously possessing Co. Gent., “A. B. R.” inquires for a recipe for making a strain of almost any other improved sort, can scarcely Elderberry Wine. My mother says the following is firstfail to add enough in Money value to the Lambs of a sin. gle season or two, to remunerate him for the additional Ex

The quantity of fruit required, is one gallon of ripe pense of obtaining a Ram of pure blood.

elderberries for every two gallons of wine. For ten galJonas WEBB, of whose Letting in 1859 we gave an ac lons wine take five gallons berries, boil them in five or count from personal observation, has just had another of six gallons of water, then strain the liquor, and whatever these interesting anniversaries, as previously advertised in the liquor proves short of ten gallons, make up as follows: our columns. Again it is an American who has overtop Add water to the pulp, stir it about and strain to the rest. ped all English competition, and by the bids of Mr. J. C. Add thirty pounds sugar and two or three ounces hops. Taylor of Holindel, N. J., (through an agent,) the Ram Then take three-quarters of a pound of ginger-root bruised, which received the highest award of those exhibited by five ounces cloves, one of cinnamon, and put them toMr. W. at the Royal Society's Warwick Show, and which gether in a bag and tie loosely. Put the bag with its conwas run up on this occasion very nearly to six times the tents into the previous mixture, and boil two hours; when average price per head of the whole number let—is com- quite cool, ferment with yeast as you do beer. In two or ing over to add its prestige and influence to a flock which three days draw the liquor off into a cask, suspend the already stands well in the character of the blood it in: bag of spices by a string not long enough to reach the cludes. With Messrs. THORNE, ALEXANDER, LDON and bottom; paste over stiff brown paper.

It will be fit for others, Mr. Taylor is doing much to place within the reach use in two months. F. A. R. Maine, Ill. of the Farmers of the United States just that kind of improvement of which they are now perhaps most in need.

(For the Country Gentleman and Cultivator.) The Ram in question was only surpassed at the Warwick Show (in the awards of the Judges), by one exbibit

TYMPANITIS---HOVEN IN CATTLE. ed from the flock of the Duke of Richmond. There is

IN ANSWER TO W. A., Iowa City. - This disease is an impression that it is very well that Webb's South-Downs characterised by distention of the rumen with gag—is a should get a second place now and then, for he always very common affection among cattle, and results from irmore than makes up for the loss just as soon as an oppor regular feeding, wet clover, vetches, or in the way W. A. tunity offers—at least such has been the case frequently has indicated. A cure will usually be accomplished by heretofore, and now we find that at Canterbury he is quite recovering his old way of sweeping all he wants, for giving to the animal twice, two ounces of oil of turpenthe telegraphic dispatch from that Exbibition to the Mark tine, with a pint of linseed oil, and an ounce or two of Lane Express, just received, reads thus :-" Southdown ginger.

If the distention increases and the beast becomes stuRams : Jonas Webb, all the prizes for both classes."

As Mr. Taylor is thus fresti, in a certain sense, from the pid, introduce the trochar and canula into the side. Choose pick of the Babraham flock, its successes are particularly the lumbar vertebra and the last rib. The trochar is to

the most salient point, or equi-distant from the haunch, a matter of interest here, nor can we pass by without a be withdrawn and the canula is to remain until the swellword the fate of the other rams offered at the recent Letting. There were 60 let, which is several more than were

ing entirely falls. Where a trochar cannot be had, the disposed of last year, at an average a little lower than that operation may be easily performed with a well sharpened of 1859, but just about as much higher than the average mal to be fed on soft food for a number of days. A pro

table knife, which is preferable to a pen-knife; the ani. of '58--namely, £23 08. 8d. now, against 64 head last year at £25 98. 10d. per head, and 61 the previous season per trochar to use in such cases, is one-half longer and the at £20 198. 3d. The highest price for any animal, that thickness in proportion, to the one usually employed in

tapping the human subject. R. McClure, V. S. paid by Mr. Taylor*-is 126 guineas, eay $630; the next

Philadelphia, July 25. highest 70 98., and there are only three more which exceeded 50 gs. each. Among other familiar names on the list of successful bidders, we notice that of Mr. Fulcher

(For the Country Gentleman and Cultivator.) for Lord Sondes. There were also several French and Ger

SWEET PICKLED TOMATOES. man gentlemen among the competitors.

Ono peck of green tomatoes sliced-six large onions sliced

-strew a teacupful of salt over them; let them remain over (For the Country Gentleman and Cultivator.)

night-drain off in the inorning - then take two quarts of waHOW TO DESTROY IRON WEED. ter and one of vinegar-boil them in it 15 or 20 minutes ;

after boiling put them in a sieve to drain--then take 4 quarts MESSRS. EDITORS-I observe in a late no. of the Co. of vinegar, 2 pounds of brown sugar, half pound white musGent., an inquiry as to the best method of exterminating tard seed, 2 tablespoonfuls of ground alspice, same of cloves, the iron weed. Col. G. W. Hampton of this county, cinnamon, ginger and mustard, and one teaspoonful of cay. bought a farm on which was an excellent picce of mcadow enne pepper-put all in a kettle and cook 15 minutes slowly, ground, which had become so thoroughly over-run with and you will pronounce them capital I am suro. iron weed before he bought, that his predecessor bad in the fall previous cut down and bauled them out by the Lp The Winnebago Co. (Wisc.,) Ag. Society have wagon load, and deposited them on the poor points. their head-quarters at Osh Koshi, wliere their Sixth Show

When Col. Hampton got possession of the place, he will be held Sept. 19, 20—President, M, C. Bushnell employed a man when the weeds were about knee high, Secretary, J. H. Osborn.

M. H. K.

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