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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1761. Excerpt: ... the autumnal winds, which throw down the fruit before it is ripe and arrived to its due perfection. N. B. As to grafting, transplanting, pruning, Sic. which are within the province of the gardener, I have purposely omitted.. OVER-FLOWING of Land. This is commonly done by diverting the streams of springs, brooks, rivers, or land-floods, or some part of them out of their natural or original channel: but where the stream lies low, so as to be uncapable of being drawn over the land, the Persian wheel is the best, cheapest, and most proper engine to effect it, provided that there is water sufficient to move it, and enough to spare to water the land designed. OX EN. All that I shall say upon this head is, that the management of Oxen is a thing so well known, that it is almost needless to mention but the stall feeding them perhaps may not be so generally known, I shall therefore give it from an eminent grazier. 'for fattening of Oxen, c. fays be 'there are several ways known to most graziers: 'but for fattening them in the stall, I always take (' the following method: if taken from Summer 'grafs, they will refuse hay for some time, there'fore should be kept without meat and water a 'day and night, which generally brings them to it: but at first give them but little at once, that it may be eat up clean, and they will thereby become hungry, always remembring to take them 'up when their coats are dry, and afterwards 'let them not go out of the stall to lick them'selves, for that retards their fattening: care is 'also to be taken that they always have a con'slant supply of water, which is best conveyed 'to them in the stall from some wholesome wa'ter near at hand, through a pipe into a wooden 'trough of the length of the ox-house, or at 'least the length of the s...
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  • John Mordant (Author)
  • General Books LLC (3 Feb. 2012)
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