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Ranche and range. (North Yakima, Wash.) 1897-1902, August 21, 1902, Image 13

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to be addicted to the habit, wearing
on the soul and the body as well. It
is useless, too, and so unjust to the
kind Friend that guides and rules
over all.
What do the farmers worry about?
Why, always about the weather. That
is takeu for granted. The farmer who
does not make the weather conditions
a staple subject for fault-finding and
speculation is so scarce that I have
met very few of this kind. But how
foolish that is! Just as if any one
of us could make one cloud black or
bright by taking thought fhereon!
But shall we, therefore, pay no atten
tion to the winds, storms and sun
shine that come with every year? Oh,
yes. Not to do that would be to dis
regard the laws of nature, which have
so much to do with our success or
failure. But the thing to do ia to
shape our work so that we may be
ready for anything that comes, so far
as possible. That, is, if the weather
bids fair to be catching, put in a little
harder between showers and crowd
the work along so that we will have
the advantage of the wet weather.
Whether dry or wet, hot or cold,
cloudy or bright, we may be measur
ably independent of the elements if
we keep our eyes open and study how
we may best meet the weather con
ditions.
Think of the time some of us spend
in watching how the wind blows when
the sun performs that astonishing and
perfectly incomprehensible feat of
"crossing the line." How we figure
it out from this whether our season is
to be wet or dry, hot or cold, it might
puzzle most of us to explain; but we
know it is so, and that is enough. I
have wished I might stand " on the
line" some time when the sun sweeps
over it, and take some observations
which would enable me to decide what
the old fellow does just at that mo
ment to fix the weather for all the
next season. It would be a great
source of satisfaction to me to know
something about the modus of his
operand!.
Then there is the moon. How we
study its various phases, with a view
to foretelling whether the next quar
ter will be wet or dry! We carefully
inspect the slant of its horns when
new. Can the old Indian hang his
powder horn on the aforesaid horns?
If so, one of us declares that it will
be a wet season, while the other de
cares just as positively that it will be
dry. This is like the old woman who
said nobody could fool her into buying
poor indigo. Good indigo would al
ways sink or swim—she had forgotten
which.
Lying awake at night to worrk
about the weather and the crops is
the poorest kind of business the far
mer can engage in. Winds and
storms and frosts will come as long
as the world stands. They always
have. And yet, the farming interests
of the earth have prospered beyond
all account; not because of our wor
rying, but in spite of it. The best
thing any of us can do is to be above
fretting over the weather. It takes
a degree of manhood to do this which
is well worth cultivating. There is
no truer sign of a large soul than to
say trustingly, "Whatever comes, I do
not allow myself to worry over the
weather. It is something I cannot
regulate. All I can do is to take the
best care of myself, my cattle and
my crops that I can, and leave the
WINSHIP BROS.
Corner Western Ay-
enue and Madison
Streets
subscribers of The Ranch, who will
visit Seattle during the Carnival to
call and see them.. .This firm is op-
crating a large supply store, and
are making a specialty of the coun-
try trade. They will guarantee to
save you money by giving much
better prices on goods than the
small stores in country towns.
Call and get acquainted.
rest to the higher power."
And who doubts that this is the
most sensible thing we can do? We
will surely live longer and get more
of peace and comfort out of life when
we come to understand this truth
more fully and act up to our knowl
edge. Who wants to be tied up to
the long distance weather prophecies
sent out by the scheming fellows who
profit by the gullible dispositions of
the farming communities? We can
make just as good guesses as any of
them, and get a great deal more con
solation out of it at far less expense.
But the weather, like trouble, will
come along fast enough without look
ing ahead for it. Why not be men,
earnest, patient, trustful men, leaving
the regulation of the weather in the
hands of Him who doeth all things
well?
RURAL MAIL BOXES.
There seems to be some dissatis
faction among farmers in communi
ties where rural mail delivery has
been Introduced. The trouble seems
to arise because of the necessity of
purchasing some form of a standard
mail box. A number of inquiries have
been received at this office, of which
the following is a representative:
"Does the governmnet require farm
ers to put up metal mail boxes when
there is free delivery? If not, has the
postmaster any authority to compel
farmers to do it?"
Concerning this matter the order of
the postmaster general Is to the effect
that each person desiring the rural
free delivery service must erect at his
own cost, and in the manner prescrib
ed by the regulations of the depart
ment a box complying with specifica
tions laid down by the department.
Concerning the material composing
these boxes the order is that it must
be not less than twenty standard
gauze sheet iron or sheet steel and
shall be galvanized. The order is also
specific on the manner of the con-
THE RANCH.
RED POLLS.
I offer for sale four pure-bred Re d Polled bulls, and four pure-bred
heifers, aged from six months to three years.
GALLOWAY BULL.
Weight 1800 lbs. Those who have an eye for large stock and good milk
ers ( here is your opportunity. Will be sold at prices that are right, if
taken at once. Address,
PHILLIP B. PETERSON
Cedar Mountain, Wash.
DAIRYMEN-ITS IN THE MILK PAIL
THAT BUYERS OF S. C. CO. DAIRY CHOP
DRAW THE LARGEST INTER
EST ON THEIR INVESTMENT
••••••••
For RESULTS from your Cows, that excels all other Feeds, try the
"COW BRAND" of Dairy Chop
and beware of tmmitatton*.
ADVANCEMENT IS THE LIFE OF THE AGE
SEATTLE CEREAL COMPANY.
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Registered f
JaM^^Hh Here fords.. %
flKi^ HI Original Stock Imp. from England/ hmrd
t£f HIM Ml headed b Mack Alamo. *»....
•^m^BHHBiiIHBSP^ ...the sprinqdale STOCK farm...
A. J. SPLAWN, Proprietor, NORTH YAKIMA, WASH
LADD'S HAZEL-FERN FARM
A. J. C. C. Jerseys. A. G. C. C. Guernseys.. Reg. Berkshire Swine.
The only deep milking strain of COMBINATION blood on the Pacific Coast, headed
by Chief Engineer (47147), who carries all the blood elements of Brown Bessie and
Merry Maiden.
Our Guernseys were selected from the be st milking strains in the United States.
Our Berkshlrea were selected for breeding and individuality and contain the blood
of Cherry Blossom, Longfellow and Lee strains. We can assure buyers of quality, the
best of breeding and satisfaction We invite correspondence and personal inspection.
F.B. M'ELDOWNBY, Supt., Portland, Ore.
OAK HILL STOCK FARM
a Property of CHAS. E. LADD, Breeder
Shorthorn Cattle, Shropshire
Cots wold and Southdown Sheep
Alt stock registered with the best of breeding aud Individual merit. Young ;»toeli
stock for sale. FRANK BROWN, Mgr., North Yamhlll, Orm.
Old Process Oil Cake Mea
Experienced feeders pronounce it to be the best and most profitable for Milch Cows, Beef Cattt.*
Horses, Sheep, Hogs, Fowls, etc. Keeps stock In a healthy condition and makes palatable meats -r^#
you have one horse or cow, or a dozen, they should not be without Oil Meal. Oil Meal Cake la sold b7
all dealers in hay, grain, flour aud seeds. Correspondence solicited. • -..-.. *
PORTLAND LINSEED OIL WORKS
Marcus Simpson, Mgr. Sherlock Ays., near Nicolai St., Portland, Orego.i
HAZELWOOD COMPANY, Ltd.
Spokane, Washington
Breadsrs and Importers of
HOLSTEIN, GUERNSEY AND JERSEYJCALTLE
POLAND CHINA SWINE
We have' some tine young Poland China sows for sale. All stock registered and from the beat
blood In the United States. -
Southdowns ■ °< - •'•*
number of he/d
of young sheep of this popular breed. J. T. Wilkinson Chllllwack. B.C.
Invite the
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