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The Southern farm gazette. (Starkville, Miss.) 1895-1909, September 19, 1908, Image 16

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Cure Those Scars and Mend Your
(Jult Butchering Your Farm* and Murdering the land—F.nlarge Y «»ur
Tillable Arm, (five Shape to Y'our Field*, and Go to Itevtving Your
Bead Soil*.
M»*ssrs. Editor*: Having traveled
over a number of Southern counties
this summer and observed rather
closely the agricultural condition*. 1
was struck forcibly with one thing
that Is. the failure of the farmer*
general!) to give their fields the form
and •ytnmetery which they should,
and which the topography of the
land would permit.
It Is Expensive to t'ultlvatr Itagg* *1
In *core* and score* of Instance*
where large and well-bounded field*
could be laid out. the land was divid
ed up Into several patches of differ
ent sixes snd of all *hai*»*. In such
cases the farmer or rather the indi
viduals who butcher up such land,
cultivate these patches m the most
expensive manner, both as to the
kind and quantity of the labor be
•towed upon It. and as to the waste
of the fertility of the soil, it I* cer
tainly high time the owners of the
soil of our great South should learn
fertility of their wilt, but add to It
We Mom leara the A II ("» of Farm
I am thoroughly convinced of the
fact that we ahall never become a
great agricultural people until we be
come willing, a a farmers, to lay aside
our preconceive*! notions of the Im
portance of our agricultural knowl
edge. and get right down to first
principles Doing a thing the way
our daddies dijd has well-nigh been
our ruin More than half of the
people who live on the farmer
many of them merely eslst pur
lUm cuift. &w* r- «r- fca; • sU
maybe all of these and yet they ran
not be taught tb© almpl©*l print!
plea of oueoeaaful agrlcnllur© Th©
fact ia they will not permit on© to
attempt to tnatruct tb©m Tb®? r©
a©nt It oj an Inault to tbalr may 1
call It ©gotlam *
Tbla la plain talk, but non© of
tb©#© people #111 ae© tbla letter b©
ratio© non© of tb©m read th© agri
cultural paper*, it would low©r
their dignity. >©o. dignity; many of
tb©m lit# principally on dignity.
Yea. w* are all too much that way
1 once thought I ko©w bow to farm,
but tb© more t learn about It tha
)©*• 1 a©em to know, or ratb©r tb©
tnor* I And tb©rw la l©arn It la an
tneihauatlblo oubject tbo deeper
w© d®li© Into It. tb© mor© myat©rl
oua doea It become
|*nl Mur© IW-auty *>n tl*e Face *»f
Your Field*.
Th© fact which maka* It ao n©< ©•
d*m m
•*ry that wo learn and practice tin
first principles Is this: Farmers have
come to the end of land murder, ^es.
It ha* about all been murdered. They
must now begin to restore life to S
dead soli. Borne few of them have
already restored some life to It, but
If we are to become the great agri
cultural people we aspire to be we
must undertake the task on a large
scale. I shall outline a few «*f the
things which it strikes me must be
done In order to bring to paws a re
storatlon to life of our dead soil
The first thing to Ik* done. In my
opinion is to enlarge our tillable
fields. Fill up th«* gullies, cut a»ay
the little clumps of pines or wild
plums or briars, restore life to the
galled sjK»ts. rut of! the corners here
and there that *i*oll the shape of
your field, change the farm road*.
do anything to give form ano *yrn
nirirjr to your field* Tut on tbe#e
field* big plow* and heavy tram*
Throw all y«*ur rough land together,
that you can. and make permanent
pasture for the grating of live atock
I hi your level beat to l«e the t*eat
farmer In your community
bn to lUal, lYngti mI»p I arming
And *e cannot be what we *hm!d
he a* farmer* until we take and read
aeieral good pap*r* devoted to farm
ing Intercut * and *tudy our bu*ine»»
Juat a* the banker or manufacturer
doe* hla bualnra*
When w e ahall have reached the
point outlined above and our field*
begin to look beautiful, the waatr
place* alive with happy and content*
ed live atock. utif r«*ad* Ideal high
£*ya. our Tarm T»«nn*~* lllUt file
owner* of *ucb farm* dewerve then
we *hall be Ihe rewpoctable people
we want to lx* and mat to t>e a*
the owner* of aurh a beautiful land
Hut min« on# object* Farming u
lot* practical There are l**« many
hard place* There )* too much
dirt, loo much aweat. loo much W#at
and fear, too much rain, too much
drought t la too practical to be
beautiful If w>. then my anawer la
tbia You hare mltwed your ratling
\ ou had better quit the bualneaa and
engage in »ome other line of work,
you will not aucceod The true
farmer muat be a man who ran re
Jolre to aee two blade* of graaa grow
• hcfr only one grew before and not
think of the work required to pro
dure It. R H Mtl.lJtAFH
"Cilre me where to atand and I
will more the unlrerae '* Arrhl
me dea
Oats, Alfalfa, and Freedom From the
Cotton 9y»tem,
Meaars Kdltor* It pay* to plan
the beat of seed for any crop, am
nothing better reault* than aowlni
the Very beat *e«*d oat* I will pa
a fancy price for a few bushel* of tb
genuine Ited ltu*t I'ruof oat*, lb
kind we once had In tbl* section o
country. It I* a very large, plum
red oat, and weigh* more per bushr
tneaaure than any other. It will no
rtiHt. a in u t or 1h* bothered with an
of the trouble* that shorten th
yield I like to sow in October o
good land, using forty bushel* o
green cotton seed per acre. The
you nmy expect good results froi
your labor und Investment.
• • •
1 uiu thinking very much abou
sowing ulfalfu this full. 1 have
pier*, of luud which 1 sowed In r)
lust fall, graced It during the wlr
I I ler ailb bug*, prepared the land aril
1 in April < u*lng *tablr manure, rut
g t«m *e« d and 1.000 pound* of high
r grade rommerrlai fertiliser I. planter]
t» ibe land In snap bean* for the mark
» el*, aold lbe beat) crop, then ploaetj
f all ibe vine* and grata* and ntery*
;i thing under with a 10-Inch plow
1 German millet a a* *oa n broadra*:
t and by (he middle of July *a* l *
y lo 2 4 Inrhea high It am for rut
i.» ling for ha) a* aoon a* in full bloom
» . . .
f . .
route* inn prepuruiooi jor ui
11 fulfil I ahull break thin land will
11 w lo-ltx h plow, following with n nub
noil plow, breaking the In tot deep
One thousand pound* of eottuntetHl
t tneul will be htondrunled utid bur
it rowed In till the land I* well pulver
e llie(| After it few da) « I ahull Mow
I* 111) ulfulfu *e«'d and bru*h them light
ly, following with something to firm
the soil well. so the small seed will
make their appearance. If I cau get
A few sacks of soli from the experi
mental station where alfalfa Is grow-j
ing, I will mix this with my seed,
sowing twenty pounds of the beat
se«*d I can buy, and then watch the
• • •
I am determined to put at least
half my cotton lands in grain and
clover, not forgetting the cow pea
which I ha*© sown In all ray corn
this year. More com. oats. hay. hogs,
colts, cows, and poultry will enable
tm* to free myself from the Western
man who is now shipping the great
er portion of these products to the
itmithern cotton planter.
C'rystal springs. Miss
) <ltt<>rtn| Comment: What satisfac
lion the r>e gate a* winter pasture
for hogs would be Interesting to
man), and since German millet is
*<» rarely grown In this section, a re*
iM»rt of Its outturn and feed value
would also be interesting The land
that |0 be *>>wn in alfalfa should
e in g"N*d condition for that crop
if the suggested plan is carried out,
but it Is feared that It w|Jl prove a
mistake t*» subsoil so «*■**» n before
•owing alfalfa This plant liken a
firm foundation for the <*<*« 4 bed,
and if sub»>tiling l* done ver> soon
before sowing a larg* amount of
labor Will t»e required to work the
land down enough to make the sub*
•oil firm again If some hard rain*
could r*»me between the subsoiling
and the sowing thr foundation of the
r«"dbed would become firm and bet
er suited to seeding alfalfa
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write oddre«»ln* Ala, K J Tebb».
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the bl* ai.moiolb K.CUIU
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■ VI ebeatwr i
mj for t«rt««a
and muiaa A larva loi ro
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M. W. ■. DRAKE*
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l«i rv*ti*ier«d lick fe»t>r l*r»*«»f
lari None but wood one* »-*ld
'or aa!e fomo and »*«* Ibeoi or
ford, Lowndes County, Mississippi

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