Agriculture of Maine: Annual Report of the Secretary of the Maine Board of Agriculture, Volume 4, Part 1859

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Page 57 - No member shall speak more than once to the same question without leave of the House, unless he be the mover, proposer, or introducer of the matter pending, in which case he shall be permitted to speak in reply, but not until every member choosing to speak shall have spoken.
Page 213 - ... the application of chemistry to the general purposes of agriculture, the destruction of insects injurious to vegetable life, and the eradication of weeds...
Page 213 - Was Horace in. his senses, when he talked thus? Or the servile herd of his imitators? Our eyes and ears may convince us there is not a less happy body of men in all England than the country farmers. In. general, their life is supremely dull ; and it is usually unhappy too. For of all people in the kingdom they are the most discontented ; seldom satisfied either with God or man.
Page 228 - Club, at Tamworth, with two iron ploughs of the best construction. On his next visit the old ploughs, with the wooden mould-boards, were again at work.
Page 177 - The intermixture of distinct species is guarded against by the aversion of the individuals composing them to sexual union, or by the sterility of the mule offspring. It does not appear that true hybrid races have ever been perpetuated for several generations, even by the assistance of man; for the cases usually cited relate to the crossing of mules with individuals of pure species, and not to the intermixture of hybrid with hybrid.
Page 5 - The General Assembly, at its first session held after the adoption of this Constitution, shall proceed to apportion the State for members of the Senate and House of Representatives, in accordance with the provisions of the Article on the Legislative Department.
Page 228 - Club at Tamworth with two iron ploughs of the best construction. On his next visit the old ploughs with the wooden mould-boards were again at work. ' Sir,' said a member of the club, ' we tried the iron, and we be all of one mind that they made the weeds grow.
Page 197 - In these days of ballooning it is gratifying to know that there is one practically useful, well tested principle which has risen above the character of an experiment, and is destined to hold an elevated position in the opinions of the masses. That principle is the one applied in the construction of what are technically, as well as sarcastically, termed Balloon Frames, as applied to the construction of all classes of wooden buildings. Since Solon Robinson's description...
Page 90 - ... feet high, it then falls down, but doth not rot like other grass when lodged ; in a little time after it is thus fallen down, at every joint it puts forth a new branch. Now, to maintain this young brood of suckers there must be a plentiful course of sap conveyed up through the main stem or straw ; by this means the grass is kept green and fit for mowing all this long period.
Page 228 - On Young recommending the Dorsetshire agriculturists to fold their ewes in the winter they treated the idea with contempt ; and on pressing them for their reasons, they replied, ' that the flock, in rushing out of the fold, would tread down the lambs,' though no such accident had ever been heard of, ' and that the lambs would not be able to find their dams in a large fold,' though certainly, says Young, ' a lamb in Dorsetshire has as much sense as a lamb elsewhere.' Whether the method had been beneficial...

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