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ir HAYING TIME Eight Tons an Acre. JOHN ASHLEY. It Is said tlie average crop of hay per acre Is ono ton for the tlrst mowing and If thu weather Is furornble a half a ton for the second The selling price for thin uinuitnts to about $27, the coat of producing and harvesting It In contrast to this, there Is the enso of a man who had u .small village farm. devoted to n garden, a bit of luwn, an aero of grass hind nnd an aero reserv ed for crops for IiIh horse nnd cow From the gross land he averaged bu tween eight and ten tons of hay. and as his methods of seeding and enre were very slmplo nnd cay to Imitate It may be of Interest to know some thing of thrin In detail When the prvperty was llrst purchased the new owner started In to Improve It. going over the grass land with a double ac tion cutaway harrow twice tho flrst week In half laps and tho second time at right angles to tho first He contin ued to do this until August, when tho foul roots remaining were raked out and burned An eight foot smoothing harrow with n leveling board attached was next used until tho surface was true The land was then plowed with a twenty-four inch cutaway plow to a depth of six Inches, tho disk being set at a ronslderable angle Then the sur- IJich was again trued ns before. Final ly the flcul wns narrowed weekly nnui ithe Ut of September Final Preparation. The land being level, it wns left bare until spring nnd then was harrowed lgaln and sowed to oats to be cut for hay When this had been harvested tho Held wns gone over twice In half laps with n double action harrow, tho second time at tight nngles to tho first. The second week It wns plowed and bar rowed and after that harrowed weekly for four weeks, followed by ono more plowlngs On Sept 1 fourteen quarts each of timothy and reclenned redtop were sown, nnd beforo harrowing In the seed GOO pounds of tho following mixture of commercial fertilizer wore carefully and evenly broadcasted: Nl trate of soda. CO pounds; muriate of potash. 210 pounds; bonemenl. 300 pounds The piece wns then harrowed In four directions with n smoothing aarrow The following April the lnnd was rolled and -130 pounds of the fol lowing fertilizer spread: Hone, 150 pounds potash. l.r0 pounds; nitrate of Uxln, Impounds The result of this thor- ugh preparation and care Is evidenced n the splendid appearance of the grass. llthough It has been seeded six years Soon lifter the flrst crop had been cut 200 pounds of the spring fertilizer were jbrondi nsled, nnd these two applications f fertilizer are given annually HELPING OUT PASTURES BY SOILING CROPS JAREO VAN WAOENEN, JR. Thoughtful dairymen realize that, while In northern unites cows aro In the Held II vh months, yet there are only about six weeks or two months when pasture alone Is sufficient to en able them to do good work, so pro gressive dairymen nro adopting some plan of Huppleiuetitlng pastures and thus maintaining a better How of milk throughout the year. There are vari ous ways of doing this. Merely feed ing grain In connection with scanty pasture Is expensive and unsatisfac tory. The cost is too great Hesldes, what Is needed Is some form of fresh, succulent food rather than dry grain. It Is possible to plan n succession of soiling erops which maintain a con stunt supply of green food throughout the summer He may plan rye sown In the fall to furnish green rye In early spring. This may bo followed ten days later by green wheat, which muy be followed by alfalfa, which can be fed until thu llrst cutting or 'red clover When the clover begins to harden a plot of peas nnd oats will just be coming Into head, and If there have been two or three sowings of these u week or ten days apart they will last until the cnrly corn Is ready to feed, and the corn first the early nnd then the later varieties will- last until frost. It would even bo possible to add n crop of rape to feed until cold weather. Summer Silage Best. Now, the foregoing Is n very fine theory or cow feeding, but It doesn't work In prnetlco. Somo crops may be partial failures and some may be hoed before the next Is ready: nlso, soiling cows means cutting and drawing green food every day regardless of weather conditions or whnt other work presses. All these eonsldern tlons have led the writer to feel that thero Is Just one liest way to supple ment pastures, and that Is by feeding when needed corn Hllago put In the previous uutumn. There are several reasons why tills Is the best way. One Is that the pos sible food production from an ncro of com Is much 'greater than from theso other crops Another Is. It Is possible to put this corn In the silo Just when It Is at Its best, whereas other crops will frequently be either too green or too ripe Just when we need them The difference In lnbor between go ing for h loud of green oats or throw ing out n supply or silage from a con venient nIIo speaks for Itself. The better dnlrymen we nro the more wo shall feed cows In addition to pasture, and summer silo Is the easi est wav to provide the needed feed SOME SECRETS OF SWEET CORN Quality Is What Counts. P. K. EDWARDS. Nearly every one plants sweet corn of somo kind In the garden. When we refer to It, however, wo mean "quality" sweet corn, that delectnble, melting feast of sweetness which tho average gardoncr gets from his hill only two or three times it season Hut to have a continuous supply of thu best corn In the best condition ono must know Just how to arrange for It, when to pick It and how to cook It Now thero are two methods of raising It, either by repented plantings at in tervals of one or two weeks or by planting several varieties at one time, selected to mature In succession as n supply for several weeks nmy bo had from a single planting, so that only two plantings will ho required. Hach plan has Its good points. Where space Is limited successive planting will, of course, bo preferable, nnd tho matter of variety ns governing quality Is also important New Varieties. Of tho several different kinds the following vurlutles have been tried with success. Golden Itod, Golden lUiiitiini, Hlawutha, Pocahontas, Kurly Cham pion, Crosby's Karly, the Henderson, Country Guntlemnu and Stuwcll's Bv ergreen. The Golden Uod is a cross between Stowoll's ISvergreen and Gold en Iinntatn nnd is a happy combina tion of blending the good qualities of both. It Is ono of tho "mldsonson" va rieties. Henderson's Pocahontas is an extra early variety, and. whllo uot equal to somo of the later kinds. It Is well worth n place in the garden. Sev eral other familiar varieties unmely, tho Golden llantam nnd Country Gen tleman, also have that deservedly not ed sweet flavor of tho Golden Uod nnd Hlawutha. Tho land for corn should be thor oughly manured, or lacking manure, use a liberal amount or market garden brand of commercial fertilizer or a mixture known as 4-8-11 that Is, -l per cent nitrogen, 8 per cent phosphor ic acid and 11 per cent potash In ad dltlon to this a good handful of hen mnnuru In the bottom of each hill, with a little earth spread over It, Is one of tho very best manures for corn, nnd nt the second hoeing work a hand ful of nitrate of soda Into the soil about the hills Plant tho corn In drills, dropping the seed about nine Inches apart and run the rows east nnd wost If possible, but do not "hill up," for, like other shallow rooted plants, corn feeds near the surface, nnd ir we keep heaping up the earth around the stalk the roots, which Imvti wandered i(T .ire partly uncovered THE, SUMMER FEEDING OF POULTRY More Succulent Food and Less Fat Forming Food Is Best. A. F. HUNTER. The summer reeding of poultry should bo different from :old weather feeding, nnd when tho feeling Is right ly done our poultry may be decidedly profltnble In summer It Is too fro qucntly an unprofitable 'part of the farm The most Important change in tho ration Is a lessening of tho fat forming rood, which will l"ect n low erlng or the nnlnml heat iuvI Increase tho bodily comrort. and U1 should In creaso tho proportion or si jvulent (or green) food. On most farms tho heiAi nro kept closely conflnod In summer to prevent raids upon the garden nnd growing crops. This confinement In a hen house and yard cuts them off from needed exercise and equally needed green rood. To balance those defects thnro should, bo a widening of tho grain ration, and green rood should bo liberally supplied There should bo nn Increase or wheat bran nnJ mid dllngs In the mnsh mixture and a cut ting down of the proportion of wholo (or cracked) corn that Is tA la ex tremely hot weather no core vtuifcrrcr should be fed. the wholo grata fed being whent. oats and n little biufc?, Provide Plenty of Shade. Tho hens should bo as cool as freer slble In summer, and to that end tho houses should be very much open In trout, so they will bo comfortably cool at night And there should l" shrilly loafing places In which the birds inny pnss the hotter hours of the dny. If thero Is no natural shade, as of fruit trees, n shed roof 0 by 8 feet In size, two feet high nt tho back nnd three feet high In front, the roof sloping to the south should be put up for tho birds to take refuge under. A slmplo shelter of this type will pay for Itself over nnd over again. 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