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Married v. Single blessedness.

Farm Notes.


Farm Notes. We are passing through a mild season, and the result is a plentiful supply of hay and Btraw in the stockyards. The rainfall has not been over abundant, but just enough to give the land a soaking, which will prove of immense service in case of drought later on. Lay ploughing for oats is well advanced, and a few sharp frosts would be welcome to disintegrate the ploughed land, and make it work better under the har- rows. Stock of all kinds appear to be healthy this winter. There are few lasses among ewes and lambs to report as yet, but there is a complaint of a large proportion of single lambs. Milch cows want generous feeding just now, and a liberal diet is warranted by the high price of butter. Decorticated cake combined with a starchy food like maize or oatmeal form an almost perfect diet, the large proportion of abuminoids in the cake making it's manurial value specially high. A wet mash," as it is called, composed of crushed oats, maize and bran, has also an excellent effect on the milk supply. It is now time to apply artificial manures to meadows intended to be mown for hay. I see by the report of experiments conducted by the University College of Wales, that a mixture of artificials, supplying phosphates, potash and nitrogen, produced better results than superphosphate alone, boh on hay and corn. A complete manure also showed a larger profit. But there is no doubt in my mind that the best way of keeping the land fertile is by consuming corn and cake on the farm, as by this ifteans beef and mut- ton are produced in addition to the benefit supplied by the manure. I am very glad to find that farmers are becoming alive to the importance of selling fat stock by auction in our monthly fairs. This is by far the most profitable and sensible way of disposing of them, as everyone has a chance to bid, and no one buyer can keep others out, as is too often the case under the old custom of the country. S. W. DAWKINS. Feb. 24, 1906.

Pembrokeshire Agricultural…

Mother and Daughter Cured.

The Fishguard Railway.