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PREPARE GEESE FOR MARKET
Many Farm Flocks Would Pay Hand
somely If Proper Attention Paid
to Fattening of Fowls.
There are many reasons why geese
and ducks are not more popular table
fowls than they are, but the chief rea
son ls that they are so poorly fitted
tot the market
Many a farm flock of ducks and
geese would pay a more handsome
profit if some attention was paid to
the fattening of it.
First, a young duck or goose must
be had for fattening. Stock that is
too old is not sweet and tender as it
should be. One cannot build up a
r?putation by selling it
Old stock, if less than three or four
seasons of age, ls better for breeding
purposes than for market.
Youngsters hatched from the eggs of
yearling and two-year-old ducks, and
geese are the most vigorous.
A crate with a slatted bottom and
?et up off the floor or ground in an
open Shed is an ideal arrangement for
Provide a trough to fit in front of
?ach crate and let the birds feed
through the slats.
Arrange to give plenty of water or
deba milk at all times. Dairy wastes
?as be well utilized in mixing up mash
foods for fattening the fowls.
Do not crowd too many fowls in a
crate. Let there be room enough fer
each hird to stand at the trough with
out trampling each other.
The birds should be provided with
plenty of sharp gravel or other grit.
Start them on full feed ~t once and
keep 1-hern on it for 18 days at least
A duck or goose will lay on a large
amount of fat ia this timo if properly
led. It is about as long a" water
fowl can be fed -~ith profit.
Feed r. mash food ?f corn chon and
eats three timec "ally. Let thc base
of this mash b ut lover, cut ni talia
or bran It must have - bulky base
of some kind in order T do the 'owl
tho most good. Corn r cornmeal alone
is not a good fattr-ier.
The idea of feeding mash food ir
that it puts mor esh on the fowls
because it is more easily assimilated
by the fowls' systems.
Pucks and geese well fitted are al
ways in big demand in the cities. Culls
smd poor and old stock will never
faring over market prices. *
EXERCISE FOR LAYING HENS
When Feeding Grain Scatter lt Far
and Wide and Make Fowls Hustle
" to Gather It Up.
In the first place do not overfeed.
Bear in mind that if a hen is to he
kept in laying condition, she must
lave exercise. When you feed grain,
do not put it in a trough where tho
faens can stand and eat their fill, but
scatter it far and vide, as the hens
will find every grain. If the snow is
on the ground after the cold season
sets in, throw the grain in leaves or
-cut straw, so as to keep them busy.
Do not feed grain exclusively, but give
a variety. Allow ground meat or
meat and bone fresh from the butch
er, three times a week. Vary the
grain, feeding corn, wheat and oats,
and give cabbage, cooked turnips,
dover leaves or any other food that
the hens will eat.
FIVE SOUND POULTRY RULES
Keep Nests Clean-Gather Eggs
Twice Daily and Store in Cool
' Place-Sell the Roosters.
It is urged that all farmers and
poultrymen adhere strictly to the fol
lowing rules in handling their poul
try and eggs:
JL Keep the nests clean; provide
one nest for every four hens.
2. Gather the eggs twice daily.
3. Keep the eggs in a cool, dry
room or cellar.
4. Market the eggs at least twice a
5. Sell, kill, or confine all male
birds as soon as the hatching season
Feathers From Geese. |
The big Toulouse goose should pro
dace you something over a dollar's
worth of feathers a year even where
the feather market is known to be
cheap, as in the far-out country places.
Add th-? to its other profit and you
bave a valuable asset for profit in such
"It costs more to live than lt did
years ago," said the man who com
plains. "Yes," answered the man
who njoys modern conveniences, "but
it's worth more."
THOUGHT FOR THE INVALID.
Invalid cooking is a most impor
tant and interesting subject, and one
which lemands a
knowledge of die
tetics as well as
taste, tact and pa
First and fore
most in dealing
rita an invalid we
that he is out of balance mentally as
well as physically. In the days of
convalescence, when ife is beginning
.o be worth while, the small things
of every day will interest and little
things will irritate, which would never j
be noticed ia healt'u
It lr not accessary .0 mention that !
the tray should br . . umaculate ia j
its appointments, no matter how sim- ?
pie, as are all other things about an '
invalid. Wher. laundry needs to \
be considered, here are any number
01 pretty paper napkins hich can be
bought ic Terent designs and col
ors For ii child the bright, colors
will be interesting and a variety will
be e source ol entertainment In
case of infectious diseases paper nap
kins are quit' a necessity. The small
paper cases, too, may be used for a
tiny custard or bit of dessert.
A flower or two on the tray will be
most welcome. The tiny vases which
hold a small bunch of violets or a
single rose are well adapted for use
on a tray.
Set the tray as carefully as a place
is laid at the table, and ia the same
order. A small pot of steaming tea
which may be poured by the invalid
is an item to be remembered.
Never ask a patient what he would
like to eat or drink. Let his food be
a surprise, as lt will taste better.
Do not watch every mouthful he
eats, for some people do not enjoy
the sensation. Do not serve fried
foods to a sick person, nor food in
any large quantity. It is much bet
ter for them to want more than be
surfeited at the sight of too much,
Twice baked bread should be served
with the broths and beef Juices.
Sponge cake is the only desirable
kind to serve.
Cocoa ls better than chocolate, un
less the patient needs the fat and in
able to take care of it
. . . nothing stings
Fried liver out of its monotony
Of richness like a root of fennel,
Fine with the parsley.
GOOD THINGS FOR THE TABLE.
For a company cake the following
recipe is especially fine: Take the
whites of six eggs, the
yolks of five, one cupful
each of sugar and flour,
three-fourths of a tea- j
spoonful of cream of tar
tar, the juice and rind
of a large orange. Beat
the whites very stiff and
add half of the sugar,
beat the yolks and add
the other half, beat five
minutes, add the orange to the yolks
and when well mixed add to the
whites, then fold in the flour that has |
been sifted with the cream *of tartar.
Bake slowly 40 minutes. If using a
gas oven, light the oven just as the
cake is put in.
Chocolate Caramel Cake.-Take two
ounces of chocolate, one cupful of
sugar, one-half cupful of milk, a quar
ter of a cupful of butter, two cupfuls
of flour, two eggs, two teaspoonfuls of
baking powder and one teaspoonful of
vanilla. Mix as usual and bake in lay
ers. For the filling cook together a
cupful and a half of sugar, half a cup
ful of sweet milk, a tablespoonful of
butter; cook until it hairs. Cool, add
Date Torte. - A cupful each of
chopped dates, nuts and sugar, a table
spoonful of flour, and a teaspoonful of
baking powder with two well-beaten
eggs. Bake and serve with whipped
Almond Tartlets.-Line patty tins
with rich paste. Blanch and chop a
third of a pound of almonds, add two
tablespoonfuls of rolled cracker
crumbs, sifted, three eggs, beaten, a
third of a cupful of sugar, two cupfuls
of milk, salt and vanilla to taste. Fill
the shells and bake.
Date Bars.-Take a cupful of dates
chopped fine, beat two eggs, separat
ing the yolks from the whites, add
three-fourths of a cupful of sugar to
the yolks, then add six level table
spoonfuls of flour, a teaspoonful of
baking powder with a fourth of a tea
spoon ful of salt, add the chopped
rlates and a cupful of walnut moats
chopped, then fold in the whites and
bake in a slow oven in a sheet. Cut
when cold in pieces the size of a wa
WEANING THE FOAL IS EASY
Merely Matter of Separation, If Prop
erly Cared for During Summer
If the foal has been properly cared
for during the summer months, being
fed a little grain in addition to the
roughage and dam's milk, weaning
time will be merely a matter of sepa
The time of weaning will vary with
conditions, but the best rule is to al
low it five to seven months, f ays Farm,
Stock and Home, as the work of tho
mare varies from heavy to light, but
If possible, don't wean the ioal before
The important stage of the young
ster's life is now at hand. Separation
from the dam must be complete to be
Two-Year-Old Belgian Colts.
satisfactory, and the colt kept in a
small lot fenced either with boards or
poles. While all colts may not run into
the wire, the one that tangles itself In
the wire is invariably the most valu
The weaning that is most success
fully accomplished is the one through
which the colt suffers the least set
back in growth. If at weaning time
the colt can eat ins full allowance of
grain, two or thre* pounds of oats or
one and one-half pounds of oats and
two pounds of ground barley mixed to
gether, with plenty of clean alfalfa
or timothy hay, it will continue grow
ing and cease to fret for its dam.
COMMON TAPEWORM IN LAMBS
Not Believed Thet They Are Respon
sible for Many Deaths of Animals,
Says Western Expert.
(By I. E. NEWSOM. Colorado Agricul
tural College, Fort Collins, Colo.)
The common tapeworm of lambs is
one that has a habit of getting into
the duct leading from the liver, and
for this reason many who have exam
ined sheep, dead of disease, have sus
pected the tapeworm of causing the
death. It might be well to state that
more than 60 per cent of all western
Iambs have these tapeworms, as evi
denced by finding them on the kill
ing floors at the large packing houses.
While it must be admitted that in a
few instances they may cause some
trouble, yet it is not believed that they
are responsible for many of our lamb
During the siege of the Kansas
horse disease some man unfamiliar
with the normal conditions in horses
for the first time found Palisade
worms in the abdominal arteries of
dead horses. He at once jumped at
the conclusion that these worms were
responsible for the disease. Had he
known that approximately 95 per cent
of all horses have these same worms,
his reputation might not have suffered.
It is rather common for veterinarians
to diagnose tapeworms in dogs, and in
about 95 per cent these diagnoses aro
correct, but that the tapeworms in
these animals are responsible for dis
ease is not at all evident, except in a
very small percentage of cases. So it
is with these tapeworms in lamb3.
They can always be found in posting
any large number of animals, but that
they are responsible for any serious
disease is evident only in a few cases.
MOLDY SILAGE IS HARMFUL
Complaints Made That Farmers Lose
Horses and Mules-Carefully
Avoid All Spoiled Stuff.
Every winter farmers complain of
losing horses or mules by feeding
spoiled silage. Damaged or moldy
silage is not first-class feed for any
animal. Even cattle should be feel
carefully, but the greatest care should
be exercised with horses and colts.
See that no moldy stuif gets into their
feed boxes and that none is leit
there from one feed to another to
Good silage does not hurt horses,
but remember tho mold that somo
Umes occurs in spcts may kill them
at any time.
Winter Hone Feeds.
Do not try to carry the horse
throui?l Un winter on a hay or straw
ration S?nh faedtaty induces indiges
LIVEN OTP YOUR TORPID LIVER.
To keep your liver active use
Dr. King's New Life Pills. They
insure good digestion, relieve con
stipation, and tone up the whole
system-keep your eye clear and
your skin fresh and healthy looking.
Only 25c. at vour Druggist. 2
Petit Jury For 1916- First
J W Quarles, Colliers,
J T Mims, Jr., Pickens,
J Foster Talbert, Antioch,
B T M i ms, Collier,
J L Couch, Ward,
W H Moyer, Ward,
W F White, Hibler,
J R Hammond, Collier,
T J Dorn, Clark's Hill,
J D May, Pickens,
J B McCreight, Johnston,
A boron Holmes, Moss,
John H Wright, Johnston,
R F Yonce, Ward,
J A Suber, Johnston,
G R Logue, Elmwood,
B J Harrison, Trenton,
L G Bell, Clark's Hill,
J W Morgan, Moss,
Earl Ouzts, Elmwood,
C T Mathis, Collier,
S J Reynolds, Collier,
R J Mann, Hibler,
J M Edwards, Johnston,
J W McDaniel, Jr., Modoc,
J W Holley, Plum Branch,
J A Self, Plum Branch,
W E Turner, Elmwood,
J D Cothran, Moss,
M R Yonce, Johnston,
W J Harling, Collier,
Henry H Smith, Red Hill,
J F Stone, Rehoboth,
Bud Berry, Pickens.
Julius Vann, Shaw; L. G. Wat
son, Shaw; Henry T. Medlock,
Meriwether; J. W. Mundy, Roper;
J. L. Miller, Collier; J. P. Nixon,
Clark's Hill; C. C. Jones, Collier;
W. S. Stevens, Meeting Street; L.
H. Hamilton, Blocker; L. R. Brun
son, Sr., Moss; R. L. Dunovant,
Pickens; Clifford Robertson, Parks
Hold-over grand jurors: J. A.
Lott, H. H. Herlong, W. L. Hol
ston, H. A. Smitb, E. R. Clark and
G. W. Bushey, Jr.
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