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A Semi-Monthly Journal for Farmers.
Stock-Raisers.andtheir Families. VOL. 11. NO. 1'.. STARKVILLfc. MISS. IL’LV 1. 1906. SO CENTS A YEAR. Looking Ahead W m. I*r r, I.# *.'* ?»'*■*. Kmtok i, a* ; si Ah tout nunv readers have uo doubt been planning and working for corn and cotton up lotUisdalf. 1', if ! a* the bulk of the work is or ought to be oil tbetr hard-. a tew thoughts along the one of . anng for stock an wei. as the land may not be out of place. * nee the prog res Ht\e firmer knows that w thout a good horse, m * c<- v in i a f, pigs and hi-'kens, a i* *1 cared !i*r. b«s rows «»! v ,»r a an*. , * ten ire bird to .1= *•. First, et us begin to pm for wmtei gn..ng by w.denicg the cotton plow ng n .ng the and as near r e. .t« p' ss h.c that is. a rial bed. in Ncpte rn t>er gather «hat . lion s open, fob lowing with a . a tivator or 1 *. or 2>* inch sweep or gang p.ow. first sowing a peck or three gal lons of rye per acre. As to the rye seed. I know of two kinds. One seems to produce a p.ant of crawling and spindling habit, while the other is a more vigor ous grower and gmcra.lv grows as tall as the fence whether the soil is rich or poor. The latter ,, toe better kind. By sowing rvr this way. «t have good win ter gracing from the m.ddtc of January to the middle of March or April. At that time the soii j* .n a better condition for other crops than if it had not been sown a rye that is, if good judgment has been used in keep* * I N. !.. }futcb:a«M>n «*traw t>crr y Jicitl at t rywtai J>pnng«*. Mina., the great trucking center. I mg st'k.k off while the land was: v\ et •second, as there has been , i mtc a lot of La.s as well as pr silt ed matter m the past m regard i to turf oats and ha ry \ et. h and j as the statements that they pay are true, if you have a plot of good rich land plantci in corn, gather the corn as early as it is ready, turn the stalks and all that is left under with a two horse plow. As we often have a dry fail, a suggestion learned by ex perience might not be out of piace m regard to further prepa ration to have the ground hold or get up sufficient moisture to make the oats and vetch come up. First use a drag, then a roller, then harrow, and every few da vs go over it again for , two or three weeks ra:n or no rain, (ioon with the job, if not too wet. as it does not get too dry. At the proper time seed the land in turf oats and vetch, and vou need not doubt that your stock will have gracing that they will relish. Third, cow peas; the last but, by lots not the least. Many tarmers neglect this valuable stock food, t ow peas arc a crop that glistens like gold or silver and is the ^aine if good attention and thought are given. Yes, sow cow peas. They can be dropped ;n a bunch, say. two feet apart, from 10 to 2<> in a bill, in the middles where cotton rows are four or five feet apart, and cover with a forked foot. They can be cut with a hoe and toted out in sufficient quantity for a one or two horse farmer to save one-third of the corn that he would give his horse, m less than 75 per cen». of the time that it takes to make the corn. Besides his horse will be looking a whole lot better.