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â ⦠â DAIRY COWS AND SALT. Salt if; absolutely essential to keep dairy (--0\ in good health, and although there is f-nrac percentage in the natural food, it is, as a 1 rile, not pre-sent in sufficient quantity by a deal. Hock salt io the best, as in this the cows help themselves to just as much as nature requires. Some farmers mix a certain quantity of common salt with the food, hut this plan is not advised as it is impossible to tell each animal's require- ments. Mixed with chaff or meal, the salt has all to be taken whether required or not. consequently either too much or too little is almost sure to be given. In supplying rock salt each cow takes just what, she requires and no more. Even if some animil by chance has an unnatural craving SIK^ x>uld not easily take an overdose, as it would occupy too much of her time. And as the ordinary food varies so much in its saline properties, so cows vary in their requirements of the article in its pure state. Rock salt should always be kept where the cows are able to lick it at will. It may be placed in the boozen or pasture, but not so as to become soiled. In the pasture, if carelessly thrown down, as is too often the case, the herbage is killed over a large patch through the knob being rolled about, while dirt is also picked up. A stone or iron trough, or a stout wooden box let into the ground, will hold the knob. and if near the pond the cows will soon find it when going to drink. Salting weathered haystacks to make the fodder reliable is a practice to be condemned. It is simply sup- plying inferior food that is neither whole- some, nutritious, nor good for milk produc* tion. -+--

THE VEGETABLE GARDEN.

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-'--WINTER FARM WORK.

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