A MODEL FIFTY-ACRE FARM.
The Leota Eagle (la.) has at last found a western man who is satisfied with a fifty-acre farm. His name is Artemus Fisher, and he lives one mile and a half sonth of Keota. The Eagle tells the story of his management and his success, as follows : —He keeps one team of horses, three first-class cows, and a nice little drove of the best hogs. He milks his cows for the creamery, and they make him nearly L4O. Perhaps he will do better this year. He will have LIOO worth of flax seed to sell; has abundance of hay and grain to keep his stock in first-class condition during the coming winter. He keeps everything in apple-pie order about his farm; his cows revel in clover up to the eyes ; he attends to feeding, watering, and milking as regularly as the clock strikes; hence he gets the best results from the least possible feed. He keeps his stock under cover in winter, and never allows any animals to shiver in the fence corners. He has a barn that is the model of convenience and economy. It is snow-proof, and as warm as the oldstyle kitchen. He has a first-class selection of fruit—not a large orchard, but a choice collection of the varieties that thrive and bear the best in this locality. Everything about the farm bears marks of intelligence, thrift,' and economy. Besides making a living for himself and the “ old lady,” he will sell at least Ll6O worth of stuff offhis.fifty acres this year, and not be exceeding former years either. There is no rush or hurry about this model farm. Everything goes off quietly and -regularly. The expenses are very small and the gains sure.
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A MODEL FIFTY-ACRE FARM., Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 791, 13 November 1882
A MODEL FIFTY-ACRE FARM. Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 791, 13 November 1882
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