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In the Country Gentleman of Jan. 5, I noticed the inquiry bon, to be consumed in respiration for the purpose of "8. II. S.," for a method of driving bees from one hive to keeping up the animal heat, and also for making fat in another. He asks if it is possible ? It is, and very ensily case of necessity. The oil is of value for forming fat di- done. The simplest mode which I am acquainted with, is to

take the old hive a short distance from its usual place, and rectly, and the nitrogenous substance for the production of put an empty one instead. Having protected your hands and muscle, cartilage, &c."

face in such a manner that they will not be able to sting you, Analyses clearly demonstrate that in a given weight of then jar die bive--the bees will fly out, dart back to whero peas, beans or lentiles, there is more aliment or muscle- domiciled in their new abode. This operation I think is

the hive used to stand, enter the new one, and soon become forming material than in an equal weight of any other vege sometimes very beneficial, especially when the comb has betable food. But to make the most of the aliment of peas come old and dirty-it seems to bave the power of rejuvenaand beans, they require additional carbonaceous matter. old live, it can be carried into a dark room or cellar, being

ting the old swarm. When they have about all evacuated tho Good fat pork is just the thing for this purpose. The carefut io have a sinall hole through which a little light can Labrador fishermen and the lumbermen of Maine, under- penetrate--the remaining bees will fly to this, and thence stand this matter, and vegetable and animal physiology find their way to tho new honie. This plan is a very good ono tells of the why and wherefore of it.

for clearing box honey of bees. 3d. There are the inorganic parts of food, the potash, soda, Another plan is to invert the hive-set another one directly phosphate of lime, and others, which constitute the aslı of on top of it, adjusting it in such a manner that the bees canthe plants, grains, &c. In all animal food, phosphate of not escape without getting into the new bive. Then breathe lime should be prominent, in order that the animal may the hile at the same time-a few moments will suffice for

tobacco smoke into the bottom of the old one, gently tapping formn its bones strong and of full size. No other phosphate the bees to clear the old bive. Care must be taken not to than tiat of lime, will answer the purpose of making bone. apply the fume too strongly, or it will make them so torpid You can no more manufacture bones from phosphate of and stupid that thoy will not stir, resisting all efforts to dispotash, soda, iron or magnesia, than you can gold dollars lolge them. I think this is the reason why many fail in dri, out of an old brass kettle.

L. B. ving them from boxes with tobacco smoke- they are rendered

stupid before they are aware of what ails them. Bees natuProfits and Diseases of Poultry.

rally have a strong antipathy to tobacco smoke, and will

always get out of the way if a chance is given them. Messrs. EvitoRs--I herewith send you my first year's Still another method I heard spoken of the other day. It experience in keeping poultry-not for profit, but convenience does not differ materially from the first however. It is ihisand pleasure, though havitig an eye to the cost, as much for Cover the face, &c., to prevent stinging-then place a ropo my owo sake as for others. Having to buy every item of of good length around the top of the hive from which you food, a strict account was kept.

wish to expel the bees-- set it off the plank-- place another Sept. 9, 1858, purchased 27 pullets and 2 cocks—a mon- instead--and then carefully place the one containing the bees grel bred of Dorking, Shanghae, &c., costing $10.87. The on your back, holding it to its place by the rope. Then tako hens began laying October 20th, and continued all winter, a stroll out in tho lots--a few turns will suffice to dislodge spring and summer, to September 9, 1859—(one year from them. I should not prefer the last method for several reatime of purchase) - laid 3,302 eggs, besides raising 133 chicks sons not worth mentioning. out of 212 eggs, losing 8 chicks -- also hatching 27 turkcys My father keeps about 40 or 50 swarms of bees. The hive out of 48 eggs (bonght,) of which 20 were raised.

which he uses - got up by himself five or six years ago-is The principal food was good wheat screenings, costing from very well liked by those who have seen it, and used by s $1 50 to $1.75 per 100 lbs., and scraps from the butcher's good many. It is different from any description that I have meling establishment, at $1.124 per 100—each grown fowl ever seen. Perhaps it would suit the ideas of some of your costing one-third of a cent per day; less will ruiso a chick readers, and I will give a short description of it. The propor. from egy to one year old The fowls are fed almost to reple- tions of the hive are as follows: Height two feet--one foot ti n, believing thoy cannot elaborate eggs unless they have square clear inside-space in top for box 9 inches high-leathe material to do it. The result is as follows, viz:

ving 14 inches space below the box and partition board for

Cr. the bees to forin combin. Door in front, 20 inches, is put on To 29 fowls..

$10.87 By 3,302 egge @2c,...
35.331 By 29 old fowls, 50c,...

6.94 4 inches from the bottom. If put any nearer than that, the

bees when hanging out, are apt to get on it, thus hindering Total,....

Total cost,..

80.54 the opening of the door. Ventilator in the back of the bive :

near the top. An auger hole is made through the partition Profit.....

$31.32 board for the purpose of letting the bees into the boxes. A' The old fowls are valued at fifty cents each, being larger glass 9 by 12, is placed in the lower part in front, for the purand in better condition than when bought.

pose of examining into the wellfare of the bees. He always With propor care and danagement, one dollar profit per planes and paints thom. annun, can be realized on each pullet raised. The young The dress he has for the purpose of hiving the bees, is made cocks should be killed or sold when fic for broilers-- they are of course book muslin or musqueto netting, or anything which unprofitablo-if costing one-quarter cent per day, will cost will admit of a free circulation of air, and will prevent the twenty-five cents at one hundred daye, which is nearly or bees from getting near his face. It should not be so close as qnite as much as they will bring ; indeed, without eggs, to obstruct the sight It is made something in the shape of a there would be no profit at all, henco, the importance of rai- shirt, with sleeves, and reaches down well in the waist. The sing the best layers, irrespective of size, th-ugh large and upper part is entire, with the exception of a hole of three or well flavored with good laying qualities are desirablo.

four inches in diameter. It is drawn on over a hat, the crown True, there are contingencies. Like all the animal crea- of the hat protruding outside. The brim of the bat keeps it tion they are mortal; disense and death is also their heritage; clear from the face. This, with the addition of a pair of gloves they require more attention than they usually receive, but which come well up the wrist, when they nro well tied on, will repay all care bestowed on them. This winter disease make a rig which costs but littio, and one which any person, app.ared among mine, and three died before I thought what when they have them on, need have no fear of bees. to do. The first symptoms observed, eyelids swolen and There are quite a number of becs kept in this section ; but clo.ed with thick mucus. On examination, showed ulcerated very little pains is taken to house them, however--are genor putrid sore throat. Ono, whose bead, eyes, mouth and erally left out without any protection whatever during the throit were almost a mass of corruption, (so filthy that I winter. In the spring the colony comes out very much weakscarcely dared touch it,) was washed about the head and eyes ened. This I think is one cause of so many fuilures, together with a solution of sugar of lead, and gave inwardly ten with carlessness in spring when they are hatching. Thero globules of niercury (llomeopathic) and shut it up alone in are exceptions to this rule however, some taking excellent a wirin coop. In two days ynve same dose of pulsatilla, and care of thein. Still bec-keeping here as an art is in its inin four daye was apparently well, and is now in good condi- fancy. tion. All showing similar symptoms receive the same treat- Bees situated a mile from the lake, which is 24 miles wido, ment, thus fır with equal success.

often cross it for the purpose of getting honoy. E. A. Kisg. Bergen Pt, N.J.

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Care of Wood-Lots and Preparation of Fuel. When the growth of trees are small and thick, as is fre

The above named are home subjects, that have a direct quently the case where a new growth has sprung up, after bearing upon the interests and comforts of all classes of the removal of a previous growth of trees, it is frequently persons in these northern regions of the country, which good economy for the farmer to obtain his fuel from the are so entirely destitute of coal. And these subjects too, thinnings of this young growth. Thinning out where too will bear "ine upon line," and like Thanksgiving and thick, and cutting the stinted and most unthristy. This Christmas, they should come round and be noticed at least will give more light, room, and thrift, to the remaining once a year, by all the agricultural papers of the country. trees, and the decaying branches lopped off from the reThe wholesale destruction of our forests since the gene- greatly to the thrift and growth of the standing trees. »

moved trees, with the decaying stumps and roots, will add ral introduction of railroads among us, (there now being

We have recently examined a wood and timber lot over 26,000 miles in operation in the United States,) is any thing but cheering to the interests and prospects of mostly covered with a thrifty growth of white and Norway

pines, now about fifty years from the seed. The trees on the future, or to those that are to succeed us.

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a portion of the lot were thinned out about twenty-five tion of late has been a thousand times repeated, "where

years ago.

This portion of the lot is now worth thirty. are the people to obtain their fuel, timber, building ma three per centmore than the unthinned portion, in conseterials, fencing stuff, &c., &c., if this reckless sweeping of our wood and timber lots is to continue?" -and continue quence of the larger growth of the trees, for boards and

ranging timber; the wood thinned out at the time, anıply it will, without reference to future consequences, just so

paying for the labor. long as the “almighty dollar," as Washington Irving term

During the past summer and autumn we made several od it, retains its potency over man. But of these matters it is not our intention to particu- tion of the country, and as we kept our eyes open during

excursions in various directions among the rural populaarly write at this time, but rather to throw out a few hints

our jaunts, we had opportunity to witness all kinds of farm and suggestions for the consideration of our readers on the management of wood lots, and the preparation of an down to that pursued by "Squire Slipshod.”

management, from that practiced by "Farmer Thrifty," ample supply of well seasoned fuel; an item in domestic

At most of the farm-houses at which we called, we noaffairs that adds so much to the comfort, peace, ar:d well- ticed ample supplies of fire-wood, suitably prepared for being of every farmer's family. In all cases where possible, the first snows of winter where it could readily be obtained without exposure to the

the stoves and neatly corded, in the wood-horses or sheds, should be improved in getting up the year's supply of fire- weather. Upon inquiry, we found in most cases that the wood. It is better to shoe sleds than to break paths wood was cut sled length, and at the same time drawn

Where the through three feet snows and six feet drifts. trees on a wood-lot are mostly of an old and large growth, before the hurry of spring's work came on, it was cut or

from the wood-lot, in early winter. In March and April, it is better to cut for fuel such as are dead, or appear to sawed and split into suitable billets, and put under cover, be decaying, with dead tops, &c., rather than to take the where it became well seasoned before wanted for use. thrifty growing and sound trees. In most sections of the Many of this class of farmers had a two years' supply of older settled portions of the country, there will be a con- fuel on band, and they are enrolled in the same company tinual rise in the value of wood and timber land, and these

with Farmer Thrifty. ancient trees will ultimately come into requisition, and be

In some few instances we saw that farmers had drawn much more valuable for other purposes than for wood.

up a good supply of wood during the sledding season, and Therefore they should be scrupulously preserved; we

not suitably prepared it for use; it was thrown into a large should have some regard to the interests of those who are to succeed us, whether they are of our owu kith and kin pile, where it remained exposed to the weather from early

spring till late in autumn. There must be lack of econoor not. If posterity has done nothing for us, we have something to do for it. Every owner of a wood-!ot should my in such a process, for all the wood lying on and near

the surface of the ground, must become mouldy, lifeless, manage it as carefully as he would if lie had the assurance and water-soaked. Perhaps these farmers did the best of living here through the colds of a coming thousand

they could in this case. We do not wish to judge them winters. Philanthropy and patriotism should prompt to harshly, neither shall we turn them over to the “Slipthis.

shod" class of farmers, but trust they will yet learn to do Upon a wood-lot where the trees have obtained a fair better as they grown older. growth or size for fuel and timber, tive owner perhaps will Occasionally we came in contact with well defined specido as well to commence at one corner or end of the lot, mens of the Slipsbod tribe of farmers. They put off getand cut all clean as far as wanted for his yearly supply of ting up their wood so late into winter, and to them, the wood, timber and lumber. The lot should be fenced, so could not then think of jamming their cattle through the

snow came so early and so unexpectedly deep, that they as to keep cattle and sheep from browsing the sprouts huge drifts; so the winter, as usual, passed off without a and seedlings that may spring up. We think but few far- wood-pile at the door, and the standing trees remained for

But mers, comparatively, are aware with what rapidity a new future growth, unscarred by the “woodman's axe.”

these families have made out to struggle along, as usual, crop of trees will grow on good and moist soils, where a

with what old rails, boards, and other trash the womenprevious growth of trees has been removed, and the fire folks and children could pick up, aided somewhat by ooand cattle have been kept out. We have recentiy ex-casionally having a green, brnshy-topped tree twitched amined a small wood-lot from which the trees were re- from the pasture by the old skeleton horse. By these moved about fifteen years ago. We presume, if all were

aids they have obtained fucl, to raise steam enough to do "cut clean, it would now yield nearly or quite twenty cords the cooking and washing after a fashion. But the final

result of all suel shiftlessness, is to make smoky houses, per acre, and it is worth two dollars per cord on the stump slipsbod and scolding wives, late and half-cooked meals, -in some other locations it would be worth five dollars saucy and unruly children, and the homes of all such anyper cord.

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Changing Pasture-Shade for Stock.

Cheap and Excellent Ink.

We like ink that is as black as midnight, and glossy as a In regard to changing pastures of dairy cows, wc recent

There is ly copied (Co. Gent., Oct. 20, '69) the opinions of two ex- raven's wing. Bad ink is a decided nuisance.

scarcely anything more undesirable than to receive a long tensive New-York dairynien, ** that cows are more con

letter' with bad spelling and worse permanship, on another * tented, and do better through the season, when not changed man's business ; but the annoyance is greatly aggravated it from one field to another, unless from a day to a night written on dull blue paper with ink about the color of muddy pasture," or, in other words, that they do best to range will during the day over the whole pasturage of the farm.

Good ink may often be had by paying a good price for it, Although we have seen other opinions and remarks on the say about fifty cents per quart; but after the manufacturer subject since, (some of which we condense below) we see has got up his reputation, he is tempted to sell a cheap and

miserable article The best way is for all to make their own no reason for modifying the opinion then expressed, that, ink, and save at least one thousand per cent., as ink is com" with a fully sufficient range this may be good policy, but inonly sold at retnil, between first cost and final price. But we believe the grass will be more economically consumed, low shall we make it easily and chenply? Thus:-Bay erwhen occasional change of pastures is made." It mas, too, or clicaper by the quantity. Buy also, for three cents, an

Yract of logirood, which may be hnd for three cents an oande, be true of some variety of grass, and not of all, Clover, ounce of bi-chromate of polash. Do not make a mistake and we are sure, and we think it is so with timothy, cannot be get the simple chromato of potash. The forinor is orange red, employed advantageously as pasture with constant feeding. of logwood, and ten grains of bi-chromate of potash, and dis

the latter cicar yellow. Now, take half an ounce of extract We find in the Ohio Farmer some report of a discus- solse then in a quart of hot rain water. When cold, pour it sion by the members of the Ohio State Ag. Society, at into a glass bottle, and leave it uncorked for a week or two. their recent annual meeting, on this and cognate subjects. Exposure to the air is indispensable. The ink is then made ;

and has cost five to ten minutes labor, and about three cents, A large majority of the graziers present thought that stock besides the bottle. This ink is at first an intense steel blue, should not be changed from one pasture to another ; that but becomes quite black. We havo recently given this ink á if a farmer has one hundred acres of pasture, the division fair trial, “and know whereof "ve affirm." "So faras we know fences should be thrown down. Mr. Seymour, of Ross, said cattle would fatten better confined to one pasture.

PRODUCTS OF GOOD COWS. J. M. Trimble, of Highland, preferred one pasture, with

At the last exhibition of the Hampshire, Franklin and out change. Col. Spencer, of Genuga, said that for cheese Hampden (Nlass.) Ag. Society, nine milch cows were entered there should be no change. It always diminishes the curd. for prizes. We condense, from the Transactions of the SoMr. Palmer, of the same county, thought a large range ciety, a portion of the statement furnished by the owners of

the cows, relative to their products. best. W. H. Ladd, of Jefferson, pastures all his stock in

1. A. J. Lincoln, Northampton. Cow supposed to be grade one field.

Mr. Jones, of Delaware, said that in a blue Durham. Calved about the iniddle of March-during nionth grass pasture, a large range is best, but doubted about of May, 1859, was fod on cut hay and six quarts corn meal this in clover or timothy.

and rye bran, equal parts, per day. She gave of milk dur

ing this inonth, 11781 lis., equal to 38 lbs. per day. June For increasing the milk, Mr. Trimble thought changing 1st, she was turned out to pasture, and no extra fecd girenpastures an advantage. Col. Messenger, of Marion, said and for the month of June gave 1220 lbs., equal to 40 2-3 frequent changes are best for milk, but would have no 10th to 17th, she grve 287 lbs., or 41 lbs. per day. For tho

lbs. per day. For seven successive days in June, viz., from change for making beef. Col. Alsdorff, of Licking, a inonth of July, she gave 1130 lbs., equal to 364 lbs. per day. grazier, keeping from forty to fifty head of cattle to feed, For threo inonths ending July 31st, she give 3528; lbs, said part of his pastures were blue grass, and part of tim- equal to 38 1-3 lbs. per day. Milk was sold, and no butter

made. othy and clover. He fed off the blue grass first in the 2. W. B. Hale, Northampton. Grade Durham cow, eight spring, and then put his cattle on the timothy and clover vears old. Mr. II. bought her November

25, 1857, two weeks when the latter begins to shoot. He sold his fat cattle in again calved,) a period of 572 days, she gave 13,056 pounds

after calving. From this time till June 21, 1859, (when she June and saved his blue grass for fall pasture.

3 ounces of uncommonly rich milk, an average daily for tho The question of shade trees in pastures (first started by whole time (including 24 days in which she was dry) of 22 Hon. A B. Dickinson, Steuben Co., N. Y.,) was also dis. ibs. 13 vz., over nine beer quarts or eleven wine quarts. No

butter was made--milk sold. cussed. Col. Kenrick, of Franklin, regarded shade trees in a pasture as a nuisance—the cattle would lie under them years old. Culved January 20, 1859. From 1st to the 10th

3. E. Fitte, Northampton. Cow seven-eights Durham, ? until dra vn out by hunger. Mr. Seymour concurred

June, she averaged 214 quarts milk per day, weighing 53 this view, and added that cattle grazed in the sun make lbs. Feed--the best of hny and 1 peck of roots per day. better and more solid fat, which weighs more, and stands From the 10th to the 20th of Sept., she averaged 35 lbs. driving better. Flies annoy cattle more in the shade tiian per day-feedl, poor pastare and 4 quarts of shorts per day. in the sun. Messrs. Trimble and Messenger would have From the 10th to the 20th of Sept., was mado from her milk no shade trees in cattle pastures. All thought them neces- 174 lbs. of nice butter. sary for sheep. On the other hand, Mr. Palmer, of

4. Alfred Clapp, Huntington. Cow, half-blond Alderney, Gcauga, and Col. Alsdorff, looked on shade as a benefit: 21 to 28, an average of 23 116. of milk per dny, which pro

years old. She gave, on common pasture, from September Mr. Taggert, of Wayne, though admitting that more beef duced an average of 1 lb. of butter to 15 lbs. of milk, under could be made in the sun than with shade, would favor good circumstances, thus making 14 lbs. butter per day. trees as more humane to animals. Thirteen head of cat

5. T. E. Elliott, Southampton. Halt-blood Hereford heifer, tle died by sunstroke in his vicinity last summer. Dr. 3 years olei. She carne in the first time June 6, 1858, when , Townshend said he believed in shade. The instincts of two years and six days old, her milk averaging from 28 to animals may be trusted, and should be supplied. Exercise 324 lbs. per day for ten months, and making 1 lb. of butter diminishes the amount of butter, but increases the amount per day on an average. of cheese.

Chilblain Ointment. Some other matters brought out, we shall report at another time. We shall be pleased to give the views It is capital, I can assure you, and has cured a great many

Messrs. EDITORS--I will give you a receipt for chilblains of our readers on the above topics-and especially upon persons, both on my own farin and on other farms : the best inethod of feeding off clover and timothy, where

2 Quarts of Lard, these are mainly depended upon for pasturage, as in our

1 Pint of Turpentine, grain-growing sections.

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on which much more perhaps might be profitably addded, Prince's Yellow Gage.—Well known, and an excel. it only remains to express our acknowledgments for the

many favors already received since the New Year opened, lent variety.

and, in doing so, to remind our readers once again, that as PURPLE GAGE This excellent plum, under whose their circle enlarges with each recurring year, the discusname a spurious sort bas often been disseminated, is of sions to wbich they contribute are ever gathering in intefull medium size, roundish, color a dull rich purple, with rest and importance. That each successive number we isrusset duts and nettings; stalk an inch long, cavity slight, duet of the prolonged labor and careful thought of hard

sue "should bear within itself the evidence that it is the proflesh greenish yellow, fine grained, juicy, sweet, "very working American farmers, scattered through every State good,” if not “best,” possessing much of the excellence and Territory of the country,” we have already stated to of the Green Gage.

be an object which we keep constantly in view; and we

hope.that in the one cause of a common Agricultural im"Do Good and Communicate.”

provement, if in no other, we can all unite cheerfully and

heartily, whatever may be the district in which we live! Some kind friend occasionally writes us to this effect : "I bad it in mind togive you a letter for publicatiou the MAKING PORK-WINTERING PIGS. other day, but your columns seem always to be running

Mr. Taggert, of Wayne Co., O., said, at the recent State over; so I concluded to take some other time."

Society discussions, as reported in the O. Farmer, that he It is a maxim alnuost too old to be quoted, that what may be done at any time is never done at all. The object 40 cents into pork worth $5, and makes money. He is

was now cpgaged in raising pork—that he puts corn worth with which we now write, is to show how the proverb may, not in favor of keeping hogs long to make them weigh 300 be made to apply here, and to invite still more general

pounds-would have such as mature early. In May rings discussion from our readers.

huis pigs and turns them into a clover fieid, giving them a L Precisely when we bave the most, is the time when

little eorn.

In September, when the corn begins to harden, there is most to suggest additional correspondence. If the

cuts up corn and throws to them three times a day—thinks most practical reader we have—whether experienced with

there is more value then, in the corn and stalk, than afterthe pen or not, would sit down the first convenient even wards. One bushel of corn in September will fatten hogs ing after his paper comes to hand, and take up any one

more than one and a half bushels in December. He kills article-if it seems to him wrong in its teachings to com: his pork the middle of November. but them with his own experience, and, if right, to support them with additional facts-if, we say, some reader Mr. T. says that he saves one-third of the feed in winter in every town and county would thus contribute something by providing a sleeping and dining room for his hogs, both to the debate, upou watever topic has chanced to interest

warm and clean. He would not crowd with feed-gives bim particularly-can we easily estimate the large addi-them corn meal scalded. We think the importance of tional mass of valuable facts which might accumulate ?

II. There is no fear of overstocking our supplies--the comfortable pens can scarcely be overestimated. best will keep until any unusual pressure is over, and keep much better, we may add, for having been actually written,

" Jennie” wishes to know how to make “ Ice Cream " and mailed, read, labeled and pigeon-holed in our desk, than Frosting." If she will try the following receipes I think it will as a mere tissue of unrecorded events and argu- sho will like them : ments, which the first busy day may dislodge from the

Ice Cream. writer's memory.

Put 2 quarts of milk on the fire and scald, adding 4 sheets IIL There is another reason why when our columns are of isinglass broken in small pieces-- also 1 tablespoonful of the fullest, we still have occasion to ask the voluntary four blended with a little cold milk, when tho isinglass is discommunications of others. In the larger quantity obtaini- solved-strain right on to 3 cups of sugar-flavor to tastoed, not only can greater selection and condensation be ad- adu 2 quarts of sweet cream, and freeze.

If "Jennie" lives where milk and cream are plenty, I vantageously employed; but if we overlook, amidst the would ask her to try the above. I have used one of " Maspressure of our engagements, the propriety of inviting ser's Five Minute Freezers," for the last two years, and think especial attention to subjects which are really most season- they are the best in use. able and important, those to whom these topies chance to occur of themselves, cannot favor us more than by at once

Soyer's Royal Icing. entering upon their consideration. More than all, in such is the best I know of. Have ready one pound of fine white cases as this, please do not wait for an occasion when no sugar-- put it in

basin with the white of 3 eggs-beat well one else seems to be writing.

together with a wooden spoon, until it hangs in flakes. The ! IV. We do not go on to the suggestion of particular juice of half a leinon, or a few drops of the extract, will flavor

it nicely. themes of discussion, because, as it appears to us, no num

Table Jelly. ber of this Journal can be made the subject of careful perusal without conveying suggestions fuller and more of suyar-2 sticks of cinnamon-same of mace—3 lemons cuf

Eight sheets of isinglass-8 tumblers of water-1} pounds abundant than we could catalogue here. The true use of in slices and the seeds taken out-the whites of 3 eggs well an Agricultural paper, as a contemporary lately remarked beaten. Let it all soak half an hour; then boil bard for ton very justly-is not to dispense knowledge to a set of read-minutes, and strain through a hair sieve into moulds. ers, who, “like young robins,” are to open their mouths

AN OLD SUBSCRIBER. and take in all that is offered. On the contrary, in leading them to think, the very first thing about which they

Germination of Seeds. should call both discretion and experience into exercise, is this,“ How far is what I read suited to my own circum- Loudon gives the following table—from which it would stances ?" And if they conclude in so doing, that the pro- appear that the grasses are most rapid in germination; then cess of thought might advantageously be put into black perhaps cruciform plants; then leguminous; then labiate; and white, and result in the benefit of others, all we ask then umbelliferous; and lastly rosaceous; although there is that while the thoughts and facts are fresh in the mind, are many exceptions to this order. chey may be at once written down, and sent to us to be heat, millet...

8 days.

Spinach, Beans, mustard, 3 set afloat in this fountain of ours, whose waters, gathered Lettuce: . from so many sources, are again distributed into channels Nielon, cucumber, cress,.

Kadish, beet,

Almond, chestnut, peach, 1 year. still much wider and more diverse.

Rose, Hawthorn, filbert, 3

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