Essays Relating to Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Volume 1

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Page 249 - ... immediately after the cocks are put up, fo as to overturn them, nothing elfe can hurt the hay ; as I have often experienced, that no rain, however' violent, ever penetrates into thefe cocks but for a very little way.
Page i - MD, Professor of the Practice of Physic in the University of Edinburgh. HEAT. By TS TRAILL, MD, Professor of Medical Jurisprudence in the University of Edinburgh. HELMINTHOLOGY. By JAMES WILSON, FRSE HEMP. By TC ARCHER, Author of "Popular Economic Botany,
Page 79 - An expert operator will perform this work with much greater expedition than one who has not feen it done could cafily imagine.
Page 85 - And as the (hoots become lefs vigorous every fucctffive feafon, there will be lefs difficulty in preferving them at any future period. It will always be proper, however, to trim the fides of a very vigorous hedge for fome years while it is young, about the fame feafon of the year, which will tend powerfully to prevent this malady. But when the hedge has advanced to any confidcrable height, it will be equally proper to clip it during any of the winter-months, before Candlemas.
Page 248 - Inflead of allowing the hay to lie, as ufual in moft places, for fonie days in the fwathe after it is cut, and afterwards alternately putting it up into cocks, and fpreading it out, and tedding it in the fun, which tends greatly to bleach the hay,— exhales its natural juices, and...
Page 327 - ... from the fides of the pot, and crumbled into a thoufand pieces, all of them equally friable with the bits of lime dried up by the fun, which we ufually meet on the banks of our lime pits. With regard to the other part...
Page 248 - ... of being made good for little, I make it a general rule, if poffible, never to cut hay but when the grafs is quite dry ; and then make the gatherers follow clofe upon the cutters, — putting it up immediately into fmall cocks, about three feet high each, when new put up, and of as fmall a diameter as they can be made to...
Page 252 - ... it is cut, and before it is gathered ; the generality of farmers feeming to be very well fatisfied if they get in their hay without being abfolutely rotted ; never paying the leaft attention to its having been feveral times thoroughly wetted while the hay was making. But, if thefe gentlemen will take the trouble at any time to compare any parcel of hay that has been made...
Page 250 - ... pitchfork, lift up one of thefe fmall cocks between them with the greateft eafe, and carry them, one after another, to the place where the tramp-cock is to be built * : And in this manner they proceed over the field till the whole is fmifhed.

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