News: Colby (10 Oct 1889)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 10/15/2014

Originally published in the Colby Phonograph, 10 Oct 1889

The Farm and Household

Radishes for winter may be sown in September. The variety known as the Spanish seems to be the hardiest for winter.

The favorite winter vegetable crop is spinach. Sow the seed now and it will be up in time to remain in the ground for an early spring supply.

Now down all the weeds and grass as soon as you cut the corn off. Do not stack the corn to remain, but plow the ground before winter sets in.

Haul out the gravel on the roads I you wish the roads in order for winter service. Many farmers are sometimes locked in for the want of passable roads in winter.

A gallon of lard oil and a pint of kerosene make an excellent mixture as an ointment for scurf on hogs. It also destroys lice or other vermin that may infest the animal.

Begin on the celery for bleaching. Have everything in readiness for storing the plants in the trenches until they are wanted, as the earthing up must be done before frost.

It is stated by an experienced market gardener that the liberal use of wood ashes, well harrowed in, is the best remedy against ravages of the onion maggot and cut-worm.

The country school is the source form which many diseases are spread, and in a majority of cases the well from which the drinking water is obtained is the cause. Clean all the school wells yearly.



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