The Wisconsin farmer Volume 16

9781130383249: The Wisconsin farmer Volume 16
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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. 1864 Excerpt: ...mother and daughters in the heavy work of digging and planting. In this way all will be sharers in the high pleasure they will afford when in bloom. Kabblts gnawing Fruit Trees--A Prescription that don't work. Editor Farmer:--On page 70 of WisconSin Farmer, February No., we read an extract from the Valley Farmer how to prevent rabbits eating fruit trees, Actjng upon the suggestion, I killed a rabbit and rubbed my trees as directed, and it "worked like a charm;" for those I rubbed as directed were, in one week's time, gnawed and girdled worse, if possible, than those I did not rub! I have about 100 trees girdled in this way. Does anybody know how I can save them? On they be saved at all 1 They are girdled from one to three feet high. A. H. Edwards. Bkayek Dak, Wii. A plaster of clay and cow manure, mixed, is recommended by some who claim to have tried it. Don't think it could do the injured trees any hurt, unless it should diBgust them!--ed. Frnlt Trees. Mr. Editor:--In the Weekly Tribune of the 26th of December, it is urged that fruit trees--pears and apples are named--should be so trained that the sun will shine on some poj-t of the body some time through the day. I have had some experience in the last forty years, and am fully convinced that it is the sun shining upon the body of trees that causes them to die. In 1820 I was shown an orchard that had been set out about ten years, and begun to bear fruit. In passing through the orchard we frequently came to trees that had been broken off by the wind close to the ground, the south side having the appearance of having been killed by the fire, while a strip of bark on the north side was yet green, and the body was very much worm eaten. The class of trees that were killed in this way were the tallest ...

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