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The Field Pea for Sheep.
The field pea has been under discus sion here in Idaho for a number of years and as its merits are beginning to be appreciated, the following in regard to the value of this legume as a food for sheep will be read with in terest. E. A. Newton of Alamosa, for six teen years editor and publisher of the Alamosa Courier, recently in an interview with the Greeley Colo, Tribune, said: ''There is a decided upward tend ency in the valuations of farm lands in San Luis valley. Lands that sold five years ago at twenty dollars an acre are now bringing fifty, and there is a demand now where then there was none. The one thing more than any other which has attracted attention to the San Luis valley in re cent years is the success and large profits attending the fattening of lambs for market on field peas. We claim that we can put flesh and fat on the bones of the sheep more cheap ly than can be done elsewhere, and the mutton so produced is of better quality than any other. The sim plicity of the method and slight labor required make the big profits. ''The field or Canadian pea is sown broadcast and plowed under, or is drilled in with an ordinary grain . ... . . . ..... drill. A couple of early irrigations are all that is necessary to make the crop. This is an important point, be cause, while we have ample early water none is stored, and in some seasons our July water is short, while you here are drawing upon your im pounded supply. ... . ''The pea is prolific, the long- vines . . , . « ... , „ . , je n ^y a dry ajd the'pea^e^eHs do, New Mexico, Ufh and Oregon, shipped about October first and fed for something like one hundred days. One acre of peas are sufficient for eight to twelve lambs. The animals are corralled at night and simply herded in the fields in daytime, being held back so that peas and vines are cleaned up as the flock is allowed to move a little farther into the field each day. One man will handle one | thousand sheep in this way. j ''Nearly 400,000 head of sheep have been fed this winter, nearly 200,000 were fed a year ago and less than 100, 000 the year before that, so you see how the industry is growing. ''Last fall the price of feeders went up to the sky. The $3.65 price of pre vious years went up to $5, and where profits were $2 and more per head they have been less this year. Never theless, the industry has been profit able, few ranchmen having lost money and most of them having made fair returns directly, not to mention the increment to the land from the fertili zation. The pea is a leguminous plant, which effects the soil exactly as does your alfalfa, and the increased wheat crop which follows on pea land is itself a good profit on the sheep feeding. Our friend S. W. Ballard, the Pleas ant Ridge farmer and fruit grower, says his people at home all like the Aiken apple very much these days. That is true at the home of the editor of this paper. Its an excellent apple and is going to be better appreciated in Idaho than it has been in the past. C. P. Hartley, of the Boise Valley Nurseries, is preparing for a large trade the present year. W. A. Coe, writing from Bingham county, says— "I have received the Gem State Rural, and am very much pleased with it." CHAUTAUQUA GOOSEBERRY. Noted For Great Sl«e and Abundant Bearing Qualities. The Chautauqua gooseberry is be coming far famed from its great size and abundànt bearingqualities. Strange as It may seem, there are but few who have made a success of Its culture. The accompanying illustration shows a Chautauqua gooseberries. branch as taken from a bush ou the ex perimental station grounds at South Haven, Mich., says B. L. Keasey in American Agriculturist. It should be remembered that this , _ , ... -, ., . varieties and that J w jt. n i one lt lg not ag yet thoroughly acclimated. if seems to lack a little in hardness and is alg0 more eusce ptible to mildew fjj an our American sorts, but Superln tendent T. A. Farrand of the station j (eels confident that time, close atten tion to culture and soil and liberal ap- | plication of bordeaux mixture will give f " to the owner Of a patch Of ChauteU- i * ua «ooseberries a rich reward for his ; fl* TtljirRCf V*/V WVI IM w ■ 1 £ Om|«|a >^r ! We have a surplus of No. 1 two- I year old Jonathan apple trees propa- 1 gated from select bearing trees forjj our own panting. We will sell these at very low prices to the planters j* J* J* THE PAYETTE VALEEY FRUIT & INVESTMENT CO., Ltd. Payette, Idaho ' jt jt Jt SAVE MONEY -ON Fruit Trees and Plants Order direct from nursery. Hardy Trees, Shrubs and Roses, Strawber ries;Senator Dunlap, Sample,(Clarks Seedling- or Wood River). Blackber ries. Asparagus, Rhubarb. Send for price list. UNION NURSERIES, Union, Ore. J. B. WEAVER, Prop, TREE PROTECTORS 75c per 100—$5.00 per 1000 Send for samples and testimonials. Do not wait until Rabbits and Mice ruin your trees. Write us Today Hart Pioneer Nurseries 4 Box 41. Fort Scott Kan., C aldwell S team Laundry MARTIN BROS, Proprietors. Leave your bundles at Adam's Candy Store, or Rook's Barber Shop; or ring up S7B and the wagon will call. Rates Reasonable—Satisfaction Guar anteed. ■ UK ■ 44 pages 9x12 inches; 22 pages showing in natural colors i I varieties of Fruit, with concise description and season of ripen k ■ jug 0 f each; 64 half-tone views of Nurseries, Orchards, Packing Houses, etc. 1 Send 50cts. for book (post-paid) and Rebate Ticket permitting return of iF book by mail within 60 days and we refund the BO0. Or, mail us within 1 year, f Rebate Ticket with $12 order for nursery stock and we will credit $ 1.00 in part payment on your order and you keep the book free. WE PAY THE FREIGHT. ' weekly and want more home and traveling salesmen. Outfit feee.— Stark Bro's, LOUISIANA, Mo., Atlantic,Iowa, Fayetteville, Ark. We Pay Cash ENGLISH WALNUT TREES. Numerous walnut orchards are being-set in the Northwest. There is big money in them—no spraying—small capital to start you off —as high as $1000.00 per acre can be made. We are specialists, furnishing thousands. liHave best big croppers—hardv, bear joung. Chance of the age. Write today for FREE booklet ''A Treatise on Walnut Culture." BROOKS & SONS, Carlton, Oregon Walnut Nursery, Western Seed Planters Do you want goods that are grown especially for this Western Coast, seed that are adapted to our climate, soils, etc.? Do you want PURE, TRUE and TRIED VARIETIES? No doubt you will say yes. Then write for 1906 Annual Seed and Planters Guide, a new book from cover to cover, up-to-date in every respect and handsomely illustrated. Copy free. Ccviu L ,^ mh vd û/v>u t , 9 . 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THE NAMPA NURSERY, Nampa, Idaho. w DIRECTORY OF NURSERYMEN DOING BUSINESS IN IDAHO. MMOUNTAIN GEM NURSERY—New clean, and hardy home grown stock. Varieties guaranteed true to name, A. H. Brainard, Prop., Sweet, Boise County, Idaho. BOISE VALLEY NURSERIES— Caldwell, Idaho. Largest Nurseries in Idaho. Send for prices. "... C. P. Hartley, Manager. PIONEER NURSERIES COMPANY -Salt Lake, Utah. Established in 1850. Full lines of Nursery Stock. BLACKFOOT NURSERIES— O. F. All kinds of Write for Smith, Proprietor, choice nursery stock, price list. Blackfoot, Idaho. IDAHO STATE NURSERY—Nampa, Idaho. Whole root fruit trees, ry plants by the acre, of roses and shrubs. Ber 50 varieties Catalog free. BINGHAM COUNTY NURSERY— Harris & Whitzel, Props., Blackfoot, Idaho. A full line of hardy fruits for eastern Idaho. Commercial or chards a specialty. Agents wanted. THE NAMPA NURSERIES — Home Grown. Over half million trees in stock. Write or see us before buy ing. Nampa, Idaho. THE MILTON NURSERIES. Estab lished 1878. A full stock of choice fruit trees and ornamentals, Care fully grown and true to name. Il lustrated descriptive * catalog free, A. Miller & Sons, Milton, Ore. ROSWELL NURSERY, successor to H. M. Ruddock, Strictly first class, stock. Write for prices. Parma, Idaho. John Ryan, prop. Home grow n Address UNION NURSERIES. Union, Ore., General line of Nursery Stock. All varieties of small fruits. Sweet cherries a specialty. Write for price list. J. B. Weaver, Proprietor. 32 KIND COLORADO - Sweet Peas 5c "Just to get acquainted" and send you list of Good Things, Today is none too soon. Colorado Tube Rose', sweetest on earth, 10c, 3 for 25c. Results prove Irrigated Seeds fully matured and are safer than those de pendent on nature. Don't trust to poor seeds, ours cost no more. Ask for cata logue F and full information. A postal brings it. Denver Seed A Floral Co., Denver, Colo.