Chiltern and Vale Farming Explained: According to the Latest Improvements. By the Author of the Practical Farmer; Or, the Hertfordshire Husbandman: Truly Necessary for All Landlords and Tenants of with Ploughed Grass, Or Wood Grounds. ..., Volume 8

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T. Osborne, 1745 - Agriculture - 400 pages
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Page 157 - A lingering panic death.' — Modern Husbandman, III. ii. 80. Pass Hemp. See Hemp. Pay-rent. What will pay the rent. ' A pay-rent crop of turnips.' — Modern Husbandman, IV. i. 39. Peacock's Tail. [Maple] 'wood is of more value than ordinary woods are, for their diapered knots and curled grain, that have given it the name of the peacock's tail.
Page 84 - Fright caufes them to leave and forget the Acorns they lately brought, and that chiefly by the Rook, Crow and Jay ; The Rook upon this Account is the...
Page 192 - Elder, agree, that this Tree is of a general Good to Mankind, in the Liquor of its Berries, in its Rinds and in its Leaves...
Page 82 - Artifts in the World, the Fowls and Mice ; who made this Piece of Ground their Rendezvous to feed...
Page 193 - The Profit of our Wheat is generally reckoned to have two Years Rent dependent on it; that is, the fallow Year and that in which it grows; the third being imployed in what we call Lent Grain, as Oats, or Pease, or Beans, that seldom will bear a Reckoning, otherwise, than a Subsistence for our Horses and other Cattle.'2 This economic precariousness largely accounts for the rapid turnover of small tenants in many arable areas of central England in this, and earlier, periods. Where animal husbandry,...
Page 84 - We are very fenfible they bring Worms and Water in this Bag, to feed their young Ones with; and nothing but the...
Page 85 - Plow-man told me he had ploughed up great Numbers of Acorns , and Walnuts this Summer, 1732. when he turned up the Ant-hills with the long , wide...
Page 86 - Acorns and planted Sets, merely by the Fowls bringing the Acorns, and feeding on them there, in a plentiful Mafl Year.
Page 172 - When one of these sallows gets a body of about a foot diameter, they are then redhearted .... If kept dry, [it] is said to last as long as oak, which occasioned the old saying, ' Be the oak ne'er so stont, The sollar red will wear it out.

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