A Compleat System of Husbandry and Gardening: Or, the Gentleman's Companion, in the Business and Pleasures of a Country Life. ... The Whole Collected From, and Containing what is Most Valuable in All the Books Hitherto Written Upon this Subject; ...

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J. Pickard, A. Bettesworth, and E. Curll, 1716 - Agriculture - 504 pages
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Page 168 - Hanau and Frankfort in Germany, no young farmer whatsoever is permitted to marry a wife, till he bring proof that he hath planted, and is a father of such a stated number of walnut trees, as the law is inviolably observed to this day for the extraordinary benefit which this tree affords the inhabitants...
Page 297 - But the most secure way of all, and beyond the completest harness yet published, is to have a net knit with so small meshes that a bee cannot pass through, and of fine thread or silk, large enough to go over your hat, and to lie down to the collar of your doublet, through which you may perfectly see what you do, without danger, having also on a pair of gloves, whereof woollen are the best.
Page 341 - it is to be obferved, that, where the flight of pigeons fall, there they fill themfelves and away, and return again where they firft rofe, and fo proceed over a whole piece of ground, if they like it. Although you cannot perceive any grain above the ground, they know how to find it, and confequemly commit great depredations on the property of the farmer.
Page 200 - Wall Fruit. — Cut off all fresh shoots, however fair they may appear to the eye, that will not, without much bending, be well placed to the wall ; for if any branch happen to be twisted...
Page 156 - ... very moist before. Thus let it stand till some very hard frost do bind it firmly to the roots, and then convey it to the pit prepared for its new station, which you may preserve from freezing by laying...
Page 487 - To Fallow, to prepare land for ploughing, long before it be ploughed for seed. Thus may you fallow, twif allow, and trif allow ; that is once, twice, or thrice plough it before the seed-time. A Farding Land, or Farundale of Land, is the fourth part of an acre. A Fathom of wood, is a parcel of wood set out, six whereof make a coal-fire. To Faulter. Thrashers are said to faulter when they thrash or beat over the corn again. Fenny, boggy, mouldy, as fenny cheese or mouldy cheese.
Page 386 - ... thin : on this plate are laid burning coals, to keep the melted lead in fusion. The lead is now poured gently, with a ladle, on the middle of the plate, and it will make its way through the holes in the bottom of the plate, into the water, in round drops. Great care is taken to keep the lead on the plate in its proper degree of heat ; if too cold, it will stop the holes; and, if too hot, the drops will crack and fly.
Page 156 - ... root ; cut that off, redress your tree, and so let it stand covered about with the mould you loosened from it, till the next year, or longer if you think good, then take it up at a fit season; it will likely have drawn new tender roots apt to take, and sufficient for the tree wheresoever you shall transplant it.
Page 30 - Wheel, holdcth the Water which is taken in at the open place, above the middle of the back of the Float ^ and as the Wheel...
Page 119 - Much more advantage to the swain it yields To use the rake than harrow sterile fields; Nor golden Ceres from the lofty skies Shall view his labor with regardless eyes. And who, athwart the furrows plows the plain Then breaks the clods obliquely o'er again, Turning his team, and by a frequent toil To obedience brings a disobedient soil.

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