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To the Editor of the North Wales Gazette. Sin,—I take the liberty to offer to your no- tice an agricultural experiment which 1 lately made on a limited scale. Having observed the usefulness of parsnips and carrots, I dug, and trenched a plot of loamy ground, and sowed it with parsnip seed in March, Having weeded and thinned them to proper distances, I when they were arrived to a good strength of leaves, I cut, and gave them to the colts, cows, calves, hogs and sheep, who eat them readily. They soo-n sprouted again, and within a month I cut. them a second time. I cut about half of them the third time; but as the weather became dry, it had been better if 1 had not done so, as at the taking up, the rootsot these last cut were not so large as the others, but had the weather continued moist, I think they would have increased in leaves and size; however I had a fair crop. After each cut- ting I loosened the earth with a potatoe fork. The long thin tops and rough roots I boiled Z, in the copper with potatoe chats, in the pro- portion of two bushels of chat,to half a bushel of offal parsnips, having first washed them.— When they are boited so as to break easily, I took them out as dry as I could, and put them into a tub. 1 then put about a peck of rye (having been coarsely ground in a malt mill) into the water remaining in the copper, and let it boil to the consistency like unto sago, stirring it frequently to prevent it burn- ing the copper. I should have observed, this peck of rye will take five or six pails full of i water to produce it to the above substance.— I put this into another tub, and I fed the hogs j with the boiled potatoe chats, and Ihis gruel mixed it will fatten hogs speedily. The above proportions will suffice two hogs a week, and may be placed at the following expence and may be placed at the following expence s. d. 1 peck of rye 1 () 2 bushels of chats 1 3 Coiis or wood. 0 6 A boy, half a day will attend ) the copper, and grind (he rye> 0 6 with ease ) ■ 3 3 The offal parsnips I set no value upon. The hlllk of leaves and stalks of parsnipscut in the above way, must be very useful upon a large scale, for cattle, tec. at the time I fie fields are shut liP; all kinds of stock will eat the roots raw, alld thrive fast.-I meall to try thc same method with carrots and white beet the present year. Denbighshire. H. LL,

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