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FA KM AM) (JAKWEN. Pork for Home ITao. It may, possibly, pay best to have large, fat porkers for market purposes, to Euit the needs of the packers of pork, who want the larc, heavy pork, but when it comes to the home supply, we want our pork with but a small portion cf fat. There are some breeds of pi's, noticeably so the small English York shires, which produce a very lare pro portion of fat, and, while they may please the eye of most persons, when in the living form, wnen killed and dressed the large proportions of fat makes the meat undesiiab.'e for most palates. It does not pay to rai.-e pigs solely, or al most so, for lard. With the'exception of, perhaps, the Uerkshires, most of our well-known breeds of pigs are, in their purity, rather too much inclined to lay on fat to make them desirable for home use, and we have for a number of years been experimenting to find out how to produce just -uch porkers as would best meet the requirements. ; AVhila the breed ing has a great deal to do with having good pork for home U'-e, the feeding phiys a very important part, and the quality of the pork depends in a great measure on proper feeding. "We de not like having the porkers confined to small pens, even though the pigs ma 3 fatten up more quickly lhan if they have plenty of exercise; room, but let them have the run of a good clover lot during the sum mer and fall, ringing the pigs so that they cannot destroy the soil, then supply them with grain, in different forms, daily, with p.'cntv- of fresh water, at kt-t once a da', as much as they will drink. Hogs can be kept in fair condi tion on plenty of clover and water, but to make them improve as they should, grain should be given. A good summer teed is one made ly having corn and oats ground together, say in proportion of one bushel of corn to two of oats, then making a slop of this. Our plan is to half till a barrel with this mixture and then moisten the mass (with cold water in summer and hot in winter;, do ing this in the afternoon or evening, and then feeding it, diluted to the proper consistency, next morning, by which time it will hive soured sufficiently. It is well to add a coup.'e of handfuls of bait as well as a half peck or so of bits of charcoal. This charcoal can readily be secured on the farm, where wood lires are used, by sieving the wood ashes and using the bits of charcoal which remain in the sieve. IJreeders1 Journal. ha-f of your friend, and together enjoj a feast fit for the god. In closing I must add that most varieties are better il ! ripened in the house, especially the latter sorts, although there are exceptions tc the rule. Cultivating the Pear Tree. The following interesting paper was read a a recent meeting of the Horti cultural Hock-ty of .Miami County, Ohio: The pear is not a native of this conti nent, but belongs to Europe and Asia, where it may be found in its wild or primitive state. There it exhibits more thrift than the apple, and grows to greater dimensions. .From the East it has been carried to our continent, where it has found a soil adapted to its growth, und a climate calculated to more fully develop the fruit. The pear is said to have been known to survive the change of seasons for oOO 3'ears (probably that was before the introduction of blightj, and to attain to an enormous size, as the great tree of Herefordshire, England, which shades half an acre, and has pro duced in one season oOO bushels of fruit: or the famous tree in the vicinity of Vincennes, in our own country, which, at the age of forty 3'ears, pro duced ISO bushels of fair fruit. The pear is not only profitable as a fruit tree, but the wood is line grained and heavy, and Yankee ingenuity has succeeded in mak ing a fair quality of ebony therefrom. The soil for the pear should be toler abh' heavy clay loam, with heavy clay subsoil, well underdrained, although some varieties do well on a gravelly sub Eoil. In fact, the pear will succeed in a greater variety of soil and climate than uny other of our cultivated fruits. There fore, if you have the most desirable situation, all will be well; if not, select the best you have. Having determined where and how many trees we will plant, the selection of varieties should be de termined by the object for which we plant. If for market, I would plant few varieties, sa3r Madeleine, for very early; Uartlett, Duchesse, Ueurre d'Anjou and Lawrence. If for amateur purposes, or for home use, I would plant about as follows, which I will name in the order of ripening: Madeleine, Tyson, Dartlett, Sheldon, Meckel, "White Doyenne, Duch esse, Beurre d'Anjou, Lawrence and Ueurre Easter, or some other late variety. This will irive us an abundance of choice fruit through the season. If possible, go in person to some reli able nurseryman and have him take two or three stout assistants to his two-year-old trees (have none older) ; select a good stocky tree, have it taken up in your presence and immediately mossed, that it may not dry or come in contact with the air for any length of time, for therein lies the length of life and thrift of your trees. Then pay the nurses-man well for his extra trouble. The ground hav ing been previously prepared for deep plowing in the fall, turning under a lib eral supply of manure, and marked twenty-live feet each way, dig two feet square and one and a half deep, till with rich loam to the proper depth to receive the tree, which should be a very little deeper that it stood in the nursery. The soil should be tramped well around the roots and watered, if dry; then two inches of dry soil should be put on top. The soil should be carefully cultivated for a few years, or until the trees com mence bearing. Then, t with an occa sional top-dressing, they will be able to care for themselves, and you may invite your friends to accompany you to the pear orchard, where, with honest pride you may call his attention to the golden tints of the Bartlett. the magnificent size of the Duchesse, and the rich brown russet of th& ever loved Seckel: and there fill your basket; carry them, to your better half, and then to the better I arm and (iarden Note. It is always better to feed the surplus of the farm than to sell it oil the same. The better farmers understand botany the better success might attend their sowing seed, and better fruits and crops might be grown. The manure made upon the farm should all be employed first, and then if there is a deficiency, resort to artificial means of supply from without. The bull this'rle, unlike the Canada thistle, does not propagate from under ground roots, but can easily be got rid oi in two seasons by not allowing any plants to go to seed. If farmers fully appreciated the value of wood ashes, they would take better care of them, and spread them upon mow irifr land or amlv them to irrowinsr crops. They contain the essential' inorganic ele ments of plants. Those who have mulched tree trunks during the summer, to retain moisture in the soil, should be careful to remove the coarse litter in time or it will become a refuge for mice during the winter. Again, there may be so much mulching done as to incline roots to come too near the sur face. A Virginia farmer, who has been ex perimenting with sorghum as a fodder crop for cows and feeding hogs, rinds that cattle eat it with a relish, especially when sown sothickiy that the stalks: are not larger than a man's finger, and that hogs are not only fund of it, but grow finely on it. Because pigs huddle together at night, and thus keep themselves warm, many think that shelter is less important for them than for other stock. Their feeding place, especially, should always be covered and protected from winds. The pig has little hair on its body, and is more sensitive to cold than any other farm stock. After being huddled up under cover all night, their exposure in feeding is all the more likely to be in jurious. It has generally been supposed that tomatoes which mature during cloudy or rainy seasons arc more acid than those that mature in bright, hot sunshine. "We have found, however, that the late to matoes, which were picked oil to ripen under cover are not so acid as those which ripened on the vines. They are not so high-flavored, it is true, but still leoS acid. Nearl' all the tomatoes now so abundant in the markets are ripened under cover, aud they are larger, more shapely, with less crack and rot than the earlier supply. Ratal New Yorlier. Boots for table use should not be al lowed to freeze, or shrink from drying. The supply forthekitchen may be packed in barrels or boxes, covered with dry earth, and placed in the cellar. Large quantities should be stored in trenches. Cabbages may also be stored in trenches. Onions may be placed in barrels and the whole deeply covered with hay. Onion sets are best kept by planting, if the soil is open. Parsley may be had when wanted, by planting roots in a box of soil and keeping it in the kitchen or other lin-ht room where it will not freeze. "We have long thought that much of the soft corn almost wasted in fattening pork might be more profitably fed to cows. The well-fed pig rejects the soft green cob, which in this stage has a good deal of nutriment. His digestion, contrary to popular belief, is not as good as that of the cow. Give the fattening pig a greater varietv of food, and he will not only thrive" better but make more healthful, if not quite so fat, pork. The corn judi ciouslv fed to milch cows will give far better' returns, keeping them from grow ing poor, as cows are apt to do at this season when not given extra feed. We are satisfied from long experience and observation that a great mistake is made in ordering large size 3 to 4 year old fruit trees in preference to a smaller size of two years old. First, the freight or express charges are double. Second, the larger trees are more likely to die be cause of poorer roots, in proportion to the size of the tree. Third, they can not be packed as well and go a long journey as safely as smaller trees. In our long ex perience we have found that a medium sized 2 year old tree taken up and set at the same time as a large 3 or 4 year old tree, will come into full bearing first and be the healthier. Popular Gardening. The mvstery of the formation of the potato scab is explained by the Connecti cut Experiment Station: The skin of the potato is a layer of cork-cells, and when injured it heals by the formation of a new cork layer. "When the tuber grows in water, or in a wet soil, the cork layer thickens at various points, producing many little warts on the surface, and ren dering the cuticle less resistant of decay. If th(Texccss of water continues for a con siderable time, decay sets in and the starch and tissues of -the tuber become discolored. But if the decay is arrested, fim nnrlc lavcr forms between the de cayed and healthy parts and the potato is scabby. Some farmers have tried banking up the basement of barns, especially the roadway to the doors, with loose stones, covering the whole with dirt. This makes a dry roadway, but the objection is that these covered stone heaps become the harbor for rats, and it is almost im possible to destroy or drive them away. The best rule is to keep farm tools housed when not in use. If, however, they have been left out until now, no time should be lost in getting them in. The wastage from exposure of costly implements is enormous every year, and it is responsi ble for considerable of the hard times that some farmers complain of No mat ter how soon tools are rusted out, the farmer cannot escape paying for them. Keffiscd to Jlove. A peculiar cr.e of locrishnes is re ported as o: currim: in the I eland Oj era House recent ly, at the performance f 'Errninie," says the Albiny J inol. A young gentleman who Lad invited a young lady to attend the opera with him was unable to get consecutive teats. Nos. 21 and 2 on a certain row were the best he could get. No. 23 was al ready taken. He bought the seats, how ever, and explained the situation to the young lady. 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