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VOLUME 1. OUR HOME FARM. A—My home is out in the country. The house is built of logs and lumber. The laud has timber on it and this should be cleared up, and the brush and logs should be burned, the stumps should be pulled out and the laud well plowed. We have no fences, and just a little square piece of land, about an acre has been clear ed and plowed. We have one barn, one wagon and one sleigh, one team of horses and an ox team, also a few pieces of machinery. B—l desire to stay on the farm because I think I could make a good living there, and I like farming because it is composed most ly of outdoor work. Likes Work in Fields. I like to work in the fields getting the soil ready for the crops, and then watch them grow and do all 1 can to make good crops. In hay-making time I like to work in the hay field, cutting the grass and raking it up for the stock or haymow. In harvest time the grain must be cut and the bundles put up in little shocks. Then after a few days the grYn. can be stacked. The reason for stacking is that it gives the grain a better color and makes more solid kernels. After the grain has been in the stack and has gone through the sweat it is ready to be thrashed. After the thrashing comes the fall plow ing. Little Work in Winter. Then the winter mouths are easy months on the farm, for there is but little work to do and we can look back to see how much mon ey we have made in the past year and plan our work for the coming spring and summer, and after the holidays we can begin to pre pare for the spring work. C—More land should be cleared up and larger fields made. Fences should be built around the pas tures and fields. Such machinery as- mowers, breaking plows, discs, hayrakes, wagons, buggies and harrows are needed, also buildings, as barns, warehouses and machine sheds. More cattle, horses, hogs and chickens should be kept to help supply food and to carry on the farm work better. D—To make our farm life more enjoyable w;e need good comfortable buildings and clean, pretty lawns. There should be music in every home, al so a library. Daily newspapers should be kept so that we may know what is going on every day out in the world. - If the home is near a lake shore a row boat could be kept. The farmers ought to have a light team with light harness and buggy that the fam- RED LAKE NEWS “Save the Waste.” RED LAKE, MINNESOTA, SEPTEMBER 1, 1912. ily may drive to town and to the neighbors.” Alex Everywind. Age 17, Sixth grade, Ponemah. —Minneapolis Tribune. The above essay, written by Alex Every wind, has been widely quoted in the papers of Northern Minnesota. It is needless to say that all of Alex's friends are jubilant oyer his success. We hope to have the pleasure of printing a detailed description of his trip to the Minnesota State Fair and return. In competition with all the boys of Beltrami county between the ages of 12 and 18 years Alex’s essay on “Our Home Farm” was decided to be the best. As an incentive to the boys the State Fair associa tion offered free transportation to the State Fair including actual expenses. Alex Ev erywind is a full blooded Chippewa Indian, 17 years old, a student in the Cross Lake school, Red Lake Indian Reservation. We wish to extend our congratulations to Alex and to invite the attention of all other young men of this Agency and other Indian reservations to your success, which may be their success provided they apply their time and energies as studiously, and, have you. COUNTY FAIR. Arrangements have been made with the Beltrami County Agricultural association for a special Indian exhibit from the Red Lake Reservation. The seventh annual fair of the association will be held at Bemidji, Minnesota, September 11, 12, 13. The Fair association has offered liberal prizes for these special exhibits in order to inter est their Indian neighbors in agricultural and stock raising pursuits. Many of the Indians are manifesting con siderable interest and it is expected that the Red and Cross Lakers will show their appreciation by putting up a very attractive exhibit. The special premium list as approved by the Fair association will be found else where in this paper. The following is a partial list of the ar ticles and premiums offered by the Fair as sociation not included in the special Indian premiums which the Red and Cross Lakers are also urged to compete in: GRAINS. Class I—Corn, 6 Ears. 1. Northwestern dents3.oo $2.00 SI.OO $ .50 2. Yellow dent .... 3.00 2.00 1.00 .50 3. White flint 3.00 2.00 1.00 ‘ .50 4. Yellow flint .... 3.00 2.00 1.00 .50 5. Sweet corn .... 2.00 1.00 .50 .... G. Pop corn 1.00 .50 Class 2—One-half peck. Ist 2nd 3rd 4th 1. Oatss3.oo $2.00 SI.OO $ .50 2. Barley . 3.00 2.00 1.00 .50 Ist 2nd 3rd 4th MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY Class 3—Seeds, 2 Quarts. Ist 2nd 3rd 4th 1. Beans, other than whitesl.so SI.OO $ .50 .... 2. Beans, white ... 1.00 .75 .50 .... GRASSES AND GRAINS IN STRAW. Each exhibit to be a bundle containing at least 200 straws. Class 1. Ist 2nd 3rd 1. Bluejoints2.oo SI.OO $ .50 2. Redtop 2.00 1.00 .50 Class 2. Ensilage and fodder corn, 6 stalks. Ist 2nd 3rd 4th 1. Ensilages3.oo $2.00 SI.OO $ .50 2. Fodder 3.00 2.00 1.00 .50 VEGETABLES. Class I—Potatoes, one-half peck. Ist 2nd 3rd 4th 1. Early Ohio ....$4.00 $3.50 $3.00 $2.50 sth 6th 7th Bth $2.00 $1.50 SI.OO $ .50 Ist 2nd 3rd 4th 2. Burbanks4.oo $3.50 $3.00 $2.50 sth 6th 7th Bth S2MO slsfl $1 Qft $ .50 Ist 2nd 3rd 4th 3. Carmens4.oo $3.50 $3.00 $2.50 sth 6th 7th Bth $2.00 $1.50 SI.OO $ .50 Ist 2nd 3rd 4th 4. Any other varietys3.oo $2.50 $2.00 $1.50 sth 6th 7th Bth SI.OO $ .50 Class 2—6 specimens. Ist 2nd 3rd 1. Rutabagassl.oo $ .75 $ .50 2 Carrots . 1.00 .75 .50 3. Turnips 1.00 .75 .50 4. Beets, round 1.00 .75 .50 5. Cucumbers, ripe 1.00 .'75 .50 Class 3—2 specimens. Ist 2nd 3rd 1. Cabbage, earlysl.oo $ .75 $ .50 2. Cabbage, late 1.00 .75 .50 Class 4—l specimen. Ist 2nd 3rd 1. Squash, green hubbard SI.OO $ .75 $ .50 2. Squash, golden hub- bard 1.00 .75 .50 3. Squash, other varie- ties 1.00 .75 .50 4. Pie pumpkin 1.00 .75 .50 Class 6—Onions, 10 specimens. Ist 2nd 3rd 1. White SI.OO $ .75 $ .50 2. Red 1.00 .75 .50 3. Yellow 1.00 .75 .50 Class 7 —Tomatoes, one-half peck. Ist 2nd 3rd 1. Ripes2.oo $1.50 SI.OO 2. Green 1.00 .75 .50 -(Continued on Page Four). NUMBER 1.