The Agricultural Magazine and Journal of Scientific Farming

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Page 281 - Boil one pound of good flour, a quarter of a pound of brown sugar, and a little salt, in two gallons of water, for one hour. When milk-warm, bottle it, and cork it close. It will be fit for use in twenty-four hours.- One pint of this yeast will make eighteen pounds of bread.
Page 80 - If the ground has been thorough-drained, and laid out evenly, the flax will be all of the same length. It is most essential to take time and care to keep the flax even, like a brush, at the root ends. This increases the value to the spinner, and, of course, to the grower, who will be amply repaid, by an additional price, for his extra trouble. Let the handfuls of pulled flax be laid across each other diagonally, to be ready for the RIPPLING, Which shoul'd be carried on at the same time, and in the...
Page 69 - ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF ENGLAND. A MONTHLY COUNCIL was held at the Society's House, in Hanover-square, on Wednesday, the 4th of August; present, the Earl of Yarborough, President, in the Chair; Hon.
Page 190 - AS highly instructive with regard to one of the most important subjects that can engage the attention of literary or scientific students, the art.
Page 80 - Let the handfuls of pulled flax be laid across each other diagonally, to be ready for the RIPPLING, Which shoul'd be carried on at the same time, and in the same field, with the pulling. If the only advantage to be derived from rippling was the comparative ease with which rippled flax is handled, the practice ought always to be adopted ; but, besides this, the seed is a most valuable part of the crop, being worth, if sold for the oil mill, 3 per acre, and if used for feeding stock of all kinds,...
Page 44 - Nature may have some views towards its nourishment, in forming the upper joint of its leaf like a machine to catch food ; upon the middle of this lies the bait for the unhappy insect that becomes its prey. Many minute red glands that cover its...
Page 129 - The one led me to see a system in every star. The other leads me to see a world in every atom. The one taught me, that this mighty globe, with the whole burden of its people, and of its countries, is but a grain of sand on the high field of immensity. The other teaches me, that every grain of sand may harbour within it the tribes and the families of a busy population.
Page 56 - But carrots may be sown in suitable soils in drills, so that the person pulling the flax may step over the rows, which may be afterwards hoed and cleaned, and should have some liquid manure. A stolen crop of rape or winter vetches may be taken after the flax.
Page 59 - Spread on the same day it is taken out, unless it be raining heavily ; light rain does little harm. If it cannot be spread, let it be set on end, or separated into small parcels, to prevent it heating in the heap. It...
Page 79 - Rolling the ground after sowing, is very advisable, care being taken not to roll when the ground is so wet that the earth adheres to the roller. Weeding. — If care has been paid to cleaning the seed and the soil, few weeds will appear ; but if there be any, they must be carefully pulled. It is done in Belgium by women and children, who, with coarse cloths round their knees, creep on all fours.

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