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PASTURE LAND. There is an excess of old fog on the pasture ground and meadows just now, and it should be made the beet of, for nothing must be lost in these hard times. But there are difficulties in the way of consuming the herbage hard to deal with. Many low-lying lands are in a state of flood, or nearly so. It is not safe to put sheep thereon, and cattle and horses are too heavy—would trample the ground too much. So all kinds of stock may best be kept on the uplands until the lower fields get firmer, and then be moved thither to eat down the rough places. Sour, rank grass begets coarser herbage still, if not grazed down quite close every winter or spring, for it is no good trying to graze these rich fields evenly in flush of grass in summer. Where meadows are to be hained early, they should be taken in hand without delay. First, there is the grass to be grazed off bare —the barer the better. Then there is manuring. Advantage should be taken of all frosty days to haul on the dung or comport, and from 12 to 15 loads per acre will be an average dressing. If basic slag is applied, a dressing of about 6cwt. per acre will answer very well. This should be given some time during the next month. Hedges should be trimmed risund the meadows, and any wild, rambling briars be rooted up, lest they spoil the fence, by crowding out whitethorn, and spread out to hinder working the mowing machine and rake near the fence. To get a big liav-stack, it is imperative that there be early haining," generous manuring; in fact, good farming.

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