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Apotheosis of the Country, especially of such Portions of the Coun
try as the Author has for sale. - Many Attractions and still more Lots at Flushing. ---Simplicity of Farming, and Lucidity of Agricultural Books.-Profits and Pleasures of Rural Life.......Page ix
Special Points about the Bovine Race.—Directions in Feeding.--
Preparations to receive the Animal.--Her Arrival.-An awful
- Immense Profits and glorious Prospects for the Future. Pe-
A HOUSE, PLANS, AND SPECIFICATIONS.
Wonderful architectural Genius of the Author: -He admires himself
and consults his Friends. — Difficulties in obtaining “just the Thing.”_Want of Time.—Free Trade in Houses advocated as superior to Home Production.—The imported Article falls into the Hands of a Philistine named Barney.-A fresh Arrival. – The House comes, but the Builder does not.—The Charge of the Light Brigade, and Flight of the Housekeeper.........
MORE LIVE-STOCK-A HORSE AND A PIG.
WHICH IS THE NOBLER
Beauties of the Pig.-Defects of the Horse. -The dearest Pig and
the dearest Horse, each in their way.-A haunted House, and the
Effect of Ghosts on Horses.—The Ghost Story precisely as it occurred. --Are Ghosts liable to Damages when they frighten Horses into fits of running away?-Equine Eccentricities. -Practical Playfulness.....
THE COUNTRY, AND HOW TO GET THERE.
Easy Accessibility of Flushing. -An improving Railroad.—Educa
tion by Steam.-- True Principles of Travel.....
A Well, considered classically and otherwise.-A Cat in search of
the Truth.-A Catastrophe. -Pumps and Vanities of Life.—A poor Sucker.--Hydraulic Pressure......
A KITCHEN GARDEN.
Advantages thereof. --Things to have.—You wish you may get them.
-Ornamental as opposed to practical Views.-A dissolving View. ---Bad Beginnings do not always make a good Ending.--Daniel O'Rourke's as a grazing Crop.—The new-mown Hay.—Its Flavor and Flower.-Remarkable Results of Gardening for Profit...... 97
THE FLOWER GARDEN.
Architectural Skill set at defiance by practical Difficulties. -Result of too much Greenness.-A Disappointment.
Strange Attack of Somnolency. -Dogs and Peppers as awakeners.
-The right Thing in the wrong Place.—A Hen lays herself out.
A Fortune in Strawberries. --How to get it out. -Debility developed.
-Science to the Rescue.--The wonderful Effects of a Liquid Fer
tilizer. – No Farmer should fail to have such a Thing in the
PROFIT AND LOSS.
Immense pecuniary Advantages of high old Farming.–Exactitude
the Foundation of Success in Life.--A plain Statement.-General Reflections.-An amateur Butcher.-—Boiled salt Pork......... 148
A new Start, with no Drawbacks.—Immense Results, but not pre
cisely what was wanted. The great Pea turns out small.—Wonderful obstinacy of Plants .....
Knowledge is Power. --The new Flower.--A Thing of Beauty.- Ap
pearance contrasted with Perfume. --The Fox is the Finder.. 179
A SECOND DIGRESSION-FAIRY TALES FOR LITTLE FOLKS.
Retributive Justice.—Don't be such a Goose......
189 CHAPTER XVII.
NUISANCES, INHUMAN AND HUMAN. PETS THE CHARM OF COUN
With a few Reservations.-Flies on the Rampage.--Wonderful Dis
covery.—Dogs on Seedlings.-A Hop-toad Hunt.......... 203
SEEDS AND THE DEVIL.
Butter-making in all its Attractions.—The Cream unequal to the
Emergency.—Some Things can't be Done as well as Others.Electrical Phenomena.-Gathering Seed. - Incidental Reference to Satan and his Works--not his agricultural ones.............. 216
SUCCESS OF THE YEAR.
A second Year's Balance-sheet. - Still greater Promises. --Success
assured. —Every Man should be his own Market Gardener. - No dearth of Onions.-Transported at the Result. -The last of the family Horse.—He closes his Career by a wonderful Feat in drawing Teeth......
PREPARATIONS FOR REMOVAL.
The window Garden. - Warm Work.Immense Resources of Sci
ence. -Mind against Matter.—What can the Matter be ? — The new Flower
A GREAT RUNNER.
A perfect Jonah.--Very fine, only don't do it again. - A Gourd
runs away with its Master.--A changeable Crimson.-A new Specimen of Flax, Red one Year and Yellow the next......... 266
A BEAUTIFUL NEW COACH.
A Rockaway stricken with Palsy.-Sudden Recovery.-Honesty of
country Mechanics their best Recommendation. -A Roof over one's Head.-Its Necessity, as well as Beauty.-A Fellow-feeling makes us willing to lend Shingles.-The latter End............ 283
In the end
IT T was in consequence of reading a little volume
called “ Ten Acres Enough”-a practical and statistical, as well as, in certain points, a poetical production—that I came to prepare this volume. In that work a charming and interesting account is given of the successful attempt of a Philadelphia mechanic to redeem a strip of exhausted land of ten acres in extent. In the course of it, a vast deal of advice and most valuable directions are given on the subject of planting and sowing, draining and reaping, manuring and pruning; berries and fruits, vines and vegetables, are duly considered; and the question of outlay and income, expenses and receipts, losses and profits, is forever ding-donged into one's ears. So useful is the instruction it contains, that no one should think of buying a farm, experimenting in rural life, or even reading this book, without first perusing that one. To be sure, the author forgets occasionally some minor matters—such as clothing, food, and the