Letters and Papers on Agriculture,Planting,&c.Selected from The Correspondence of The Bath and West of England.VOL.VII

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Page 135 - ... grafs, is to enable the farmer to breed early lambs. As foon as the lambs are able to travel with the ewes, (perhaps about the middle of March) they begin to feed the water meadows. Care is, or ought to be taken, to make the meadows as dry as poffible for fome days before the fheep are let in. The...
Page 133 - ... begins cleaning out the main drain, then the main carriage, and then proceeds to
Page 129 - ... this can feldom be done, without throwing up the land in high ridges, with deep drains between them. A main carriage being then taken out of the river at a higher level, fo as to command the tops of thefe ridges, the water is carried by fmall trenches or carriages along the top of each ridge, and by means of moveable...
Page 63 - When the fmall, and, as it were, granulated, parts felt rather firm, which was in about an hour and a half, the copper was taken from the fire, and the curd left to fall to the bottom. Part of the whey was taken out, and the curd brought up in a coarfe cloth, hanging together in a tough ftate.
Page 62 - ... attended to. By the help of the crane, the copper was turned from over the fire, and let ftand till a few minutes paf t twelve; at which time the rennet had fufficiently operated.
Page 125 - It muft have been always obferved, that winter floods produced fertility, provided the water did not remain too long on the land. The idea of taking the water off the land at will, and bringing it on again at will, is the effect of art ; and the knowledge of the proper time to do this, the effect of obfervation.
Page 136 - The hours of feeding are ufually from ten or eleven o'clock in the morning to about four or five in the evening, when the fheep are driven to fold; the fold being generally at that time of the year (as has been mentioned before) on the barley fallow.
Page 55 - Miffiflippi, the fhores of the Ohio are lined with them. The hunters are too apt to deftroy them wantonly: a circumftance much to be regretted, and not to be prevented. Frequently have I feen...
Page 62 - The dairy-was (this is not women's work in Italy) frequently felt the curd. When the fmall, and, as it were, granulated, parts felt rather firm, which was in about an hour and a half, the copper was taken from the fire, and the curd left to fall to the bottom.
Page 128 - When this meadow is to be watered, the ends of the carriages adjoining the crofsdrains, are flopt with turf dug on the fpot, and the water is thrown over as much of the meadow as it will cover well at a time, which the watermen call a pitch of work ; and when it is neceflary to lay this.

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