Old Time Farm Magazines

The following are excerpts culled from old time farm magazines "The Farm Journal" and "Successful Farming," dated 1902, 1907, and 1908.

| November/December 1973

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    DROP SHELF: Fasten a strip of board to the wall and to it fasten a shelf with hinges beneath so the shelf can drop down. A triangular piece is fastened with hinges beneath shelf to swing out and hold shelf up, or fold back against the wall and let the shelf down flat.—Mrs. Chas Colin, Idaho.
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    BUTCHERING RACK: To hold veal calves while butchering I made a rack as shown by taking some 2x4 pieces to make the crosses and some 4 inch fencing for the side rails. The rack is four feet long, has a rope with snap to pass over calf just in front of hind legs and fasten. Knock calf in head, place on rack and let head hang down over dish to catch the blood. Such a device can be used for tagging sheep.—Edgar H. Swart, N. Y. 

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Here's another page of old-timey information taken from issues of THE FARM JOURNAL and SUCCESSFUL FARMING dated 1902, 1907, and 1908.

Dairy and Stock

Keep the sheep dry under foot. A sheep thinks more of his feet than of his head.

The man who does not test his herd will very likely find some day that his brag cow is the poorest.

Write to your Congressman and ask him to vote for the Grout Bill. It may help him get down on the right side of the fence.

There are profit and success in the dairy business if one has the patience to master the little details. After all, life is made up of little things.

Have you a hitching-post with chain and snap just where you want your caller to leave his horse? If you haven't, he will quite likely hitch to one of your maples, or to the garden fence.

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