Letters and Papers on Agriculture, Planting, &c., Selected from the Correspondence of the Bath and West of England Society for the Encouragement of Agriculture, Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce, Volume 2

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R. Cruttwell, 1802 - Agriculture
 

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Page 53 - ... flavour. When ground to meal, they make bread very little inferior to that in common use from wheat. . The bran, separated in preparing the meal, is given to horses that have the worms ; but they must be kept from water for some hours afterwards.
Page 46 - Were tea-leaves to be infufed in cold water a formight, perhaps the tea produced by that infufion would not be fo good to the tafte, nor fo ftrongly tinged to the eye, as what is effected by fcalding water in five minutes. By the fame analogy, I think flax, or any fmall twig, would be made to part with its bark much eafier and quicker by being dipped in boiling water, than by being fteeped in cold water. This reflection opens a door for a great variety of new experiments in regard to flax. I would...
Page 53 - There is no further occasion to have recourse to the leaves, for half a spoonful •* this prepared milk, mixed with fresh warm milk, will convert it to its own nature ; and this again will change another quantity of fresh milk, and so on without end.
Page 46 - ... of the means. In this view, as the Chinefe thread is faid to be very ftrong, it would be worth while to be acquainted with the practice of that diftant nation, in regard to the rearing and manufacturing of flax, as well as with the methods ufed by the Flemings and the Dutch. Boiling water perhaps might at once clear the new flax from many impurities, which, when not removed till it be ffun into yarn, are then removed with difficulty, and with lofs of fubftance to the yarn.
Page 45 - ... have been in the hot climate of Egypt, a country early noted for its great cultivation of flax ? I have often thought that the procefs of watering might be greatly improved and fhortened by plunging the new flax, after it is rippled, into fcalding water, which, in...
Page 45 - In ponds, the inky ting* of the water often ferves as a kind of dye to the flax, which imbibes it fo ftrongly, that double the labour in bleaching will hardly bring the linen made of fuch flax to an equality in whitenefs with linen made of flax untinged. This feems to be equally unwife, as though we were to dye cotton black firft, in order to whiten it afterwards. Thefe ponds...
Page 250 - ... into one another, they muft be adapted ; obferving only that the neck be ftraight for a length fufficient to admit the lower end of the cylinder fig. 4, as high as the letter F. or higher. Fig. 6. To the middle pipe which runs along the bottom fhould be fixed a perpendicular one, fully perforated, to convey the air more readily into the centre of the heap, and this may have a conical top, as reprefented in the plate, perforated with a fmaller punch to prevent the air from efcaping too haftily....
Page 131 - ... generally known ; but it is not so generally known that farmers in Europe use its tendrils for fences. In the Bath (Agricultural) Papers, elms are recommended for hedges ; and the following method of raising them for this purpose are said to be the best. When. elm timber is felled in the spring, sow the chips made in trimming or hewing them green, on a piece of ground newly ploughed, as you would corn, and harrow them in. Every chip which has an eye or bud-knot, or some bark on it, will immediately...
Page 96 - Neither the fevereft frofts in our climate^ nor even keeping them in water, will kill them. I have kept fome in water near a week ; they appeared motionlefs ; but on expofing them to the fun and air a few hours, they recovered, and were as lively as ever. Hence, it is evident, they can live without air.

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