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More About Peas
1 got four inquiries about peas be
fore I saw The Ranoh—which is aay
ing something for both the paper and
the pea story. In order not to spend
all my time answering individual
letters I will ask The Ranch to print
the following answers:
1. Drill the peas. It takes 50
pounds more if sown broadcast, as
peas are hard to corer. Any grain
drill will do. Many sow broadcast
when drills are not at hand.
2. About 200 pounds per acre.
3. Pea harvesters can be had of any
implement dealer. One kind is
especially good, but I do not know
name of manufacturer. Costs about
$12. Must be ordered early and I
will send name to anyone wishing it,
as it is on my harvester. Choice
Blue Bells are about $60 in ton lots
now, though mixed peas can be had
Here is the experience of F. H.
Gilbert, of North Yamika:
From one acre not fertil
From one acre fertilized... 349.00
Cost of fertilizer $ 17.17
Net profit $ 72.00
If a complete fertilizer gives the
above results in the rich soil of
the Yakima Valley, what will be
the results in other soils?
It is therefore not a question of
whether you can afford, but wheth
er you can afford not to fertilize.
We sell every kind of fertilizer
—animal, chemical and complete;
but strongly advise the use of
Lilly's complete fertilizers because
they are scientifically correct in
proportion, thoroughly ground to
gether- and mixed by machinery.
It is the use of such complete
fertilizers that results in increased
crop production, better texture,
larger size, finer quality, richer
color and longer keeping quality
In grains, fruits and vegetables.
Let us send you a copy of
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It contains practical informa
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correct plan of soil enrichment.
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NORTHWEST GROCERY COMPANY
Cor. 13th and Commerce Sts.
at S4O. The point about good seed is
that after the first start it costs no
more than mixed, and sometimes you
can get fancy prices; as $120 a ton a
year ago; and never below $50 so far
as I know. Mixed peas are good for
feed —but it is wise to have the best.
Last spring I decided to sow 20 acres
more than I had expected to do, and
so had to get mixed seed, of which I
have four tons, and ten tons of select
ed seed. R. Plemming, Sumas,
Wash., has excellent seed most years,
but has none this year. If you can't
do better at home I can ship selected
seed for three cents in ton lots; three
and one-half in less than ton lots;
two cents for the mixed.
4. If you use the harvester (as£it
is much better 1 would advise it for
over five acres) sow without oats. If
you mow by hand it makes little
difference, but 1 prefer them alone,
whether for harvester or hand mow
5. Sow as early as possible, just so
the ground is not flooded after sow
ing. Frost does no harm. Last of
February or in March will be good.
G. Have sow and pigs to gather up
any that shell out in field, though if
you are careful you will lose few.
Bule Bells do not shell out much.
7. Thresh in the field if you can
get a machine, but don't take any
chances on the weather. By having
one team, two wagons and three or
four men you can haul straw direct
from carrier (keeping one wagon
there all the time loading) and so
save all expense of loading, as it takes
as many men to stack the straw as to
haul it away. Of course with a
cyclone thresher it takes no men to
stack, but it will be a slow job to
load the loose straw; better load^from
But in noticing these details, do
not forget the main thing, pea roots
and the straw are worth $35 an acre
more than a timothy sod.
This seems incredible, but it has
been proven over and over till there
is no doubt at all. Timothy, oats,
wheat and most crops take from the
soil, while peas and clover add to the
fertility of the soil.
Clover, when out and fed to stock,
will build up land faster than will
peas, for you can get say live tons of
dry clover; while you get only, say,
two tons of pea vines (straw). But I
doubt very much whether one gets
the equivalent of more than one ton
of dry matter where a clover Held is
pastured. 80 that peas will yield the
crop of grain (peas) and also more
fertility than where a clover Held is
pastured. The pasture will be worth
only 85.00 to 89.00 while the peas are
worth anywhere from $50 to $240 per
acre according to yield and price; the
peas take a little work spring and
fall; the cows are an all the year
round proposition. I say nothing
against cows, but I do say that there
is uo sense at all in keeping so many
cows and so little help that the farmer
and his eniire family are slaves all
the year round. Personally, I would
rather raise peas and feed hogs than
to be tied up to more cows than I
could conveniently care for. I can
make sixty dollars a year per aero
with hogs; build up the land just »»s
fast as with cows, and play while the
dairyman is working. Milk is really
Before the fertilizer salesman arrives, go to your dealer and explain to him that 1
you will not buy 2 per cent, goods that contain only 40 pounds of Potash |
<>•■,■» per ton. Show him that modern, profitable fertilizers contain from I
I I PAYS sto 10 per cent. Potash, and that the composition of crops and the
I■* -* effect of crops on soils require that -«p^ m« ft •mr'mr
Liimpihbwwmmh the per cent, of Potash should be l^fl ■ I A Km
BffilWfl increased until it is as great as, or _£ HJ' J. Xa.LJi-1-
HffiS£^zdE?if greater than, the per cent, of Phos
iiilE^l phoric Acid in the fertilizer. It is this grade of goods that pays you
V*Ml' and your dealer best. The quantity and quality
mf of the crops are better and the actual plant food SmU
rf AX Write us for Free Book with «§°7?^R a? 1
KP^l* /M&y^K GERMAN KALI WORKS, Inc. jf/ . BfyJ
worth fifteen cents a quart. When it
gets to tL'at price, dairying will bo
profitable. But I see nothing in
dairying when four per cent milk
sells for loss than four cents a quart
at the farmer's gate—which means
ten or twelve cents retail.
Speaking of hogs reminds me that
I want soon to write on "Fun With
the Pigs" for the boys and girls, just
for fun; about pig language; pig
games; pig habits. Pigs are not ap
preciated. They are the smartest,
friendliest, cleanest of all domestic
animals, dogs alone excepted. But I
must stop off short or I will be tell
ing my pig stories right here.
W. H. KAUFMAN,
Big Saving Demonstrated.
The United States Government has
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teresting and instructive tests of
various tool grinding machines, and
the result is an official recommenda
tion to its various forestry and im
provement camp supervisors through
out the country.
machine found best adapted for
ttie sharpening of Uncle Sam's tools
bad a grinding capacity per hour of
five double bitted axes medium dull
or as newly purchased. This work
required the labor of only one man.
In comparison it took two men live
hours to grind five similar axes on a
good ordinary grindstone of 28 inches
diameter. Figuring the cost of labor
at 52.50 a day the expense of putting
an axe in first class shape with the
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machine was six and one-fourth cents
as against G2 l .> cents with the grind
stone. This is equivalent to a saving
of 822.50 on one day's steady run.
Kidney Medicine Free
Relieves Urinary and Kidney
Troubles, Backache, Straining,
Swelling 1, Etc.
Stops Pain in the Bladder,
Kidneys and Back.
Wouldn't it be vice within a wet k or so to
begin to say goodbye forever to the scalding,
dribbling, straining or too frequent passage of
urine; forehead and bach of-the head aches;
the stitches and pains in the bank.; the growing
muscle weakness, spots before the eyes; yellow
skin; sluggish bowels; swollen eyelids or
ankles; leg cramps; unuatuial short breath;
sleeplessness and despondency?
1 have a remedy for these troubles that you
can depend on, and If you want to make a
QUICK RECOVERY, you ought to write and
get a free dollar package of it. How to obtain
my Kidney and Bladder medicines free —Just
drop me a Hue like this: Dr. A. K. Robinson,
K2195 Luck Building, Detroit. Mich , and I will
send it by mail, postpaid and free, as you will
see when you get it, this remedy contains only
pure, harmless medicines, but it has great
healing and pain-conquering power.
It will quickly show its power or.cc you use
it, so I think you had better tee what it is with
out delay. 1 will send you a dollar package
free you can uso it and cure yourself at home.
if you think this matter over you will see
that I could not afford to make this liberal
otter uule&s I believed my medicines would
euro Kidney and Bladder troubles.