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Amateurs Experience
Amateur's Experience. In April, Nineteen Hundred And One, I Purchased Four Broody Hens, Two Settings Of White Wyandotte Eggs, And Two Of Plymouth Rock. I Live In A Suburban District Where Dogs And Cats Abound And Poultry Can Not Have Free Range. I Therefore Made Two Wire Covered Board Runs, ...

Another Prize Winners Story
Another Prize Winner's Story. During The Time That I Have Been Taking Care Of Poultry I Have Been Successful. I Only Had Six Chickens In The Oregon Junior Poultry Contest, Five Hens And A Rooster, But I Have About Fifty Other Chickens To Take Care Of. The Chickens That I ...

Attracting Birds
Attracting Birds. The Country Would Be A Better Place To Live In If There Were More Song Birds There. I Know Of A Shrewd Firm Of Real Estate Men, Who Wished To Attract A Certain Class Of Residents To Their Suburban Section, Knowing That Others Would Follow And Property Become ...

Back Yard Swimming Pool
Back Yard Swimming Pool Somewhere And Somehow Our Boys Came Into Pos Session Of The Idea That They Could Make A Swimming Pool. I Think The Original Suggestion Came , From Country Life In America, Wherein Was Described, With Beautiful Pictures, A Swimming Pool That Cost Five Thousand Dollars Or ...

Bantams
Bantams. Almost Every Family That Keeps Chickens Has Two Or Three " Banties " For The Children. What An Amusing Sight It Is To See A Tiny Fuss-budget Clucking And Bristling To Protect A Half-dozen Lubberly Ply Mouth Rock " Broilers " That She Has Been Inveigled Into Rearing. But ...

Barberries
Barberries. Our Westchester County Hostess Always Took A Basket On Her Arm When She Went For A Walk. She Had An Unusual Taste For Wild Flavours Of All Sorts And Her Guests Were Always Sure Of Some Delightful Surprise At Her Table. In September There Is A Choice Of Wild ...

Bayberries
Bayberries. Two Friends Of Mine, Summering On Cape Ann, Discovered There To Their Delight, A Low Shrub, Growing In Great Profusion On The Rocky Hills. The Foliage Was Of A Rich Green Colour, Of A Leathery Texture, And Was Possessed Of An Aromatic Odour At Once Delightful And Wholesome To ...

Bee Business And How
Bee Business And How To Begin I Opened My Eyes And Read On In Astonishment About A Boy Who Started With No More Capital Than Any Boy Could Get Together, And, Without Sacrificing His School Or College Plans, Built Up A Bee Business Which He Sold For One Thousand Dollars. ...

Beechnuts
Beechnuts. The Boys Of Your Neighbourhood May Not Know That The Smooth, Gray-barked Trees With Very Long, Slender, Pointed Buds Are Beeches. They May Never Have Noticed The Wonderful Gray-green Colour Nor Delicate Texture Of The Newly Opened Leaves, Nor The Soft, Silky Flower Head That Bears The Pollen. Too ...

Bees As Wage Earners
Bees As Wage Earners. Average American Boys And Girls Are A Pretty Sensible Crowd And They Don't Expect To Get Much For Nothing. If They Make Money They Like To See "for Value Received" Written On It. They May Get Enthusiastic Over The Work They Undertake, But There Is A ...

Birch Bare
Birch Bare. Camping Parties Often Leave A Trail Of Devasta Tion Behind Them Which Would Shock The Most Hardened And Wasteful One Of The Lot. This Is Largely If Not Entirely Because They Are Ignorant, Not Because They Are Intentionally Breakers Of The Laws Of The Woods. Indeed They Are ...

Birds
Birds. A Great Many Famous People Have Made Friends With Our Native Birds. John Burroughs Could Depend On An Audience Of Robins To Perch On His Knee. They Would Listen Politely While He Remonstrated With Them For Stealing His Grapes, Well Assured That The Next Forkful Of Earth He Turned ...

Blueberries
Blueberries. Blueberry Pie Was A Staple And Justly Popular Dessert In A Certain College Dining-room, Where I First Made Its Acquaintance. It Was, Of Course, Made Of Canned Blueberries, And We Used To Wonder Where They All Came From. We Certainly Never Saw Them Growing In The Mississippi Valley. The ...

Boy Feeds Six Thousand
Boy Feeds Six Thousand Hens In Half An Hour. What Do You Know About That? I Saw This Feat Done Last Winter By A Fourteen-year Old California Boy, And I Took His Photograph As He Was Doing It. What Can A Boy Not Do If He Has The Opportunity? There ...

Bringing Back The Song
Bringing Back The Song Birds. How Can Boys And Girls Bring Back Our Song Birds? I Will Not Say Much About Why We Want Them, For In Enlightened America We Take It For Some People Still Want To Be Convinced That I Of Practical Value. I Will Say Only That ...

Building Up A Herd
Building Up A Herd. There Is A Slow Way And A Quick Way To Build Up A Herd Of Goats. As Usual The Slow Way Requires Less Capital. If You Have But A Few Dollars You Will Have To Begin With Cheap Goats, But To Keep A Poor Goat Is ...

Business Methods
Business Methods. The Day You Drive Your First Nail Into What Is To Be Your Chicken House You Should Start An Account. Every Item Should Go Down, Cost Of Materials, Cost Of Stock, Cost Of Feed. Economize Where You Can By Utilizing Vacant Space For Growing Clover For Summer Feed ...

Buying Bees
Buying Bees. Even The People With Bees To Sell Advise Beginners To Buy From Some One In Their Neighbourhood. It Is Not Safe, Though, To Move Bees Less Than A Mile And A Half As They Are Likely To Return To Their Old Loca Tion. Buy From An Up-to-date Apiary ...

Care Of Kids
Care Of Kids. A Young Kid Is Not A Very Sturdy Youngster. Good Care Should Be Given Both Doe And Kid At This Time. A Warm Shelter Should Be Provided. May Is The Best Month For Kids To Come, In The North. Extra Feeding Should Be Given The Doe And ...

Chickens
Chickens. Success With Chickens Does Not Depend Upon The Breed, Nor Upon Any Patent Devices For Hatching And Brooding, Nor On Any Special Mixture Of Feed. You Can Find Frenzied Advertisers Trying To These Statements, But Do Not Your Own Observations Bear Me Out? However, I Ven Ture To Say ...

Chinquapins
Chinquapins. A Coloured Girl Brought Me A Pint Of Chinquapins From Her Home In Ca'line County, Virginia; I Sampled Them Eagerly, Taking Great Pleasure In Their Diminutive Prettiness, Tidy Shape, And Rich, Dark Colouring. I Kept A Handful Securely Tied In The Little Salt Bag In Which They Had Made ...

Classification
Classification. Your First Box Full Will Be A Varied Assortment. When You Have All You Can Conveniently Pin Into Three Boxes Without Crowding, You Will Want To Arrange Them. If You Have Begun To Study Science You Will Know What "classify" Means. Every School Is Made Up Of Classes. So ...

Cleaning A Carriage
Cleaning A Carriage. If You Get Home Late At Night After A Drive In The Mud The Chances Are That You Will Not Clean The Carriage Till The Next Day. But If Thin Mud Is Al Lowed To Dry On A Varnished Surface It Will Be Sure To Leave Spots. ...

Cleaning Rugs
Cleaning Rugs. The Sanitary Home Has Never A Carpet These Days, But Rugs On Bare Floors. These Rugs, If Small Enough To Handle Every Week, Make The Semi-annual Old Bugbear Of House-cleaning A Thing Of The Past. What Could Be More Dreary Than To Come Home From School Some Afternoon ...

Collecting Christmas Greens
Collecting Christmas Greens Once Upon A Time Everybody Who Wanted Christ Mas Greens Had The Fun Of Gathering His Own. That Was In The Generation When All The Grandmothers Lived In The Country And Only The Plain Fathers Ani Mothers And Children Lived In The Cities. But Now We Children ...

Collecting Insects
Collecting Insects. The Two Principal Reasons For Making Insect Collections Are First, To Study, Second, To Sell. The Beginner's Outfit Will Be The Same Whichever Reason Is His. Time Was When Any One Carrying An Insect Net Was Looked On With A Sort Of Pitying Suspicion. He Or She Was ...

Collecting Sea Weeds
Collecting Sea-weeds. Every Child Ought To Be Familiar With That Musical Poem Of Percival's Beginning: "deep In The Sea Is A Coral Grove, Where The Purple Mullet And Goldfish Rove." And Then When The Child Grows Bigger He Should Have An Opportunity To Go Out In A Glass-bottomed Boat, At ...

Collecting Shells
Collecting Shells. Of All The Kinds Of Collections Of Natural Objects That I Have Seen, There Is None That Has Quite So Much Beauty, In Itself, As A Collection Of Shells. How Easily They Can Be Displayed In A Cabinet For Our Friends To Enjoy, Too, And They Are Never ...

Conserving Natures Crops
Conserving Nature's Crops. The Harvesting Of Nature's Crops Is A Most Fas Cinating Occupation. As Boys And Girls We Do Not Ask Why; We Only Know What Fun It Is. If The Time Ever Comes When You Wish To Forget That You Are Grown Up, Nothing Will Help You Like ...

Corn Husks
Corn Husks Corn Husks Is A Crop That Used To Be More Eagerly Harvested Than Now. In The Corn Belt, Where The Husking Is Done In The Field, The Husk Is Left On The Stalk And Would Therefore Be Hard To Get. But Where Corn Is Snapped, Husk And All, ...

Curing And Tanning Skins
Curing And Tanning Skins. The Boy Trapper Must Know How To Take The Skins From The Animals He Traps, And How To Treat Them To Preserve Their Beauty And Value. The Skin Should Be Taken Off Before It Becomes Tainted, And With Greatest Care Not To Injure It. Some Skins ...

Cutting Seed Potatoes
Cutting Seed Potatoes. Cutting Seed Potatoes Is A Job That Most Boys And Girls Dislike And No Wonder. It Takes So Long, Is So Dirty, Your Thumb Gets So Scored And Even Cut Seriously. But Most Fathers Want The Potatoes Cut Before Planting And Who Is To Do It But ...

Dairy Cows
Dairy Cows If The Boys And Girls Of The Farms Are Looking About For A Big Thing To Do, The Very Best Place For Them To Look Is At Their Father's Herd Of Cows. Even If It Isn't A Strictly Dairy Herd It Is Kept Partly For Dairy Purposes. Every ...

Diseases And Enemies
Diseases And Enemies. You Will Not Be In The Bee Business Long Before You Learn That Bees Have Diseases And Enemies. In Fact, It Is Better To Face That Fact At The Beginning And Learn How To Recognize And Combat The Troubles. Carelessness Along This Line Is Inexcusable And Will ...

Domesticating Wild Game
Domesticating Wild Game. The Country Would Be A More Attractive Place To Live In If There Were More Wild Game. Thirty Years Ago, When I Was A Little Girl In The Middle West, My Brothers Used To Shoot "prairie Chickens" (grouse), Quail (bob-white), Wild Geese, Brant, Wild Ducks, And Even ...

Drying Corn
Drying Corn. In My Girlhood The Surplus Sweet Corn Was Not Left To Dry On The Stalks. It Does Not Make Very Good Fodder. The Best Ears Were Marked And Left To Ripen For Seed, But The Surplus Green Corn Was Dried. The Boys Would Bring In A Bushel Or ...

Elderberries
Elderberries. Elderberries Have Almost Gone Out Of Fashion In These Days Of Refrigerator Cars And Cold Storage, When Fruits From All Parts Of The World Are Brought To Our Doors. But I Am Antiquated Enough To Like The Rather Flat, Seedy Things, And The "runny" Jelly Is Of A Wonderful ...

Establishing A Nursery Business
Establishing A Nursery Business. As Time Went On, Collection Became Less Impor Tant And Culture The Central Feature Of My Work. My First Garden Was At The Farm Home; Later I Spent Much Time And Money In Experiments In A Reclaimed Lake Bed Near Ukiah, Still Later At My Ukiah ...

Fancy Fowls
Fancy Fowls. If You Want To Make The Neighbour Boys Open Their Eyes, And The Passers-by Stand Still To Admire, Try The Experiment Of Raising Fancy Fowls. Growing Them For Exhibition Purposes Is Such A Separate And Distinct Department Of The Poultry Business And Demands Familiarity With Many "show Standards," ...

Fancy Pigeons
Fancy Pigeons. If I Were A Boy Or A Girl To-day There Is Nothing I Should So Much Like To Do As To Raise Pigeons. Not That I Think It An Easy Job. (wouldn't You Almost As Soon Work As To Look For An Easy Job, Anyhow?) There Are Lots ...

Feeding
Feeding. In The Spring, Bees Need Water. If The Tree Blossoms Are Late In Coming Out, Sirup Is Often Fed To The Bees To Give Them A Start. Patented Feeding Devices Are Not Necessary. A Flat Tin Pan Works Ad Mirably. The Best Sirup For All Purposes Is Plain Granulated ...

Fighting Flies
Fighting Flies. The House Fly Is No Longer A Mere Nuisance, But Is A Menace To Health. He Is Well Named The Typhoid Fly And The Filth Fly. The Boys And Girls Who Help Rid Their Neighbourhood Of These Disease-carrying Pests Are Real Patriots. Flies Are Not A Heaven-sent Plague ...

Food And Feeding
Food And Feeding. Hens Are Known To Be Omnivorous. They Must Have Animal And Mineral As Well As Vegetable Food. They Need These Things In Variable Quantities Depending On Their Occupation. The Hen's Main Duties Are Growing, Laying, Brooding, Moulting, Fat Tening. She Needs A Great Variety Of These Three ...

Food Of Goats
Food Of Goats. The Comic Papers May Be Right About Some Things, But They Are Wrong About Goats. A Diet Of News. Papers And Tin Cans Will Not Keep A Goat Healthy Nor Produce A Salable Fleece Of Fine Mohair. An Goras Like Common Goats Are Browsers, Not Grazers Like ...

Fragrant Herbs And Grasses
Fragrant Herbs And Grasses. Of The Fragrant Herbs, Grasses, And Shrubs Which Nature Provides, Nothing Is More In Demand Than Sweet Grass. In The Parts Of The Country Where It Is Abundant, People Still Gather And Cure It And Make Useful Baskets And Mats Of It. Sometimes It Is Combined ...

Gathering Spruce Gum
Gathering Spruce Gum. If Spruce Gum Were Used Only In The Manufacture Of "chewing-gum" We Had Much Better Let The Crop Go Unharvested. It Serves A Useful Purpose In The Tree Which Produces It. When You Have A Cut Or Bruise You Like To Put Something On It That Excludes ...

Getting Rid Of Poison
Getting Rid Of Poison Ivy. If There Is Any One Thing That Would Make The Country A Better Place To Live In For Some People, It Would Be To Eradicate Poison Ivy. When It Once Gets Possession Of A Fence Row, It Is An Awful Job To Get It Out. ...

Goldfish
Goldfish. I Have Already Said That The Shetland Pony Is The Ideal Pet. That Is True Still, But I Should Have Said "for Out Of Doors." Of All The Candidates For The Office Of Ideal Indoor Pet, I Believe Goldfish Would Get The Most Votes. They Are Peaceful And Innocent, ...

Guinea Pigs Rabbits
Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, And Cavies. Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, And Cavies Are Not Poultry, Yet There Is Always A Department Devoted To Them In The Great Poultry Show At Madison Square Gar Den In New York. It Was There That I First Made The Acquaintance Of These Three Kinds Of Popular ...

Haws
Haws. Is There Any Good Reason Why Some Of The People Who Used To Be Boys Should Never Have A Chance To Taste Any Thorn Apples Now That They Are Older? Perhaps These Grown-up Boys Deserve To Be Pun Ished For Deserting The Old Haunts, But Give Them A Taste ...

Hazel Nuts
Hazel Nuts. The American Hazel - Nut Flourishes Over The Eastern Half Of The United States. It Is A Sweet Little Nut, Much More To My Taste Than The Bigger Filbert, Which Is So Popular In Our Markets. We Used To Gather Hazel-nuts In The Edge Of Woods Which Fringe ...

Hickory Nuts
Hickory Nuts. America Is The Only Country That Has Native Hickory Nuts. Of These The Best Nut Producers Are The Shagbarks And The Pecans. These Two Nuts Are Increasingly Popular. People Are Planting These Nuts And Experimenting With New Varieties, With Grafting And Cultivation, As Never Before. Pecan Orchards Are ...

History Collection
History Collection. You Can Not Collect Insects Very Long Before You Begin To See A Lot Of Things You Never Noticed Be Fore. You See Leaves Cut Or Eaten In Strange Forms, Or You Find A Cluster Of Tiny Eggs On A Leaf, Or Several Sewed Or Stuck Together With ...

Hives
Hives. Little Flat-topped White Houses Varying In Height, Standing Under The Trees In Back Yards Are Not An Unfamiliar Sight To Most Of Us. We Say As We Pass On The Road, "those People Keep Bees," And Our Mouths Begin To Water. But What Do The Hives Look Like Inside? ...

Home Made Skating Pond
Home Made Skating Pond. The Family Who Own A Tennis Court And Enjoy No Skating In The Winter Have Their Own Want Of In Genuity To Blame, If They Live In The Jack Frost Belt. Any Level Piece Of Ground, Even The Grass Plot In The Back Yard, Can Be ...

Housing
Housing. This First Department Properly Includes Not Only The House Proper With All Its In Terior Fixtures And Its Care, But The Runs, The Scratching Shed, And All That Has To Do With The Supply Of Air, Warmth And Sunshine And The Protection Of The Flock From Disease And Vermin. ...

How I Earned Two
How I Earned Two Hundred Dollars. I Had Helped With The Bees More Or Less All My Life, So That I Already Knew How To Handle Them When My High School Course Was Broken Into By Illness And I Had An Enforced Vacation Of One Year And A Half. I ...

How I Started With
How I Started With Hens. I Am A Boy, Thirteen Years Old, And Have Always Been Very Fond Of Farm Animals, Especially Chickens. I Like The White Wyandottes Best For All-around, General-purpose Fowls. They Lay Well, And When They Are Dressed For Market There Are No Dark Pin Feathers To ...

How The Life Work
How The Life Work Was Determined. There Was One Notable Exception To The Indiffer Ence To Flowers. Alexander Macnab, A Scotchman Who Had Been Forced By Declining Health To Leave Glasgow, Had Found New Vigour In California's Moun Tains. The Property Which He Had Purchased For A Stock Range Is ...

How To Attract Birds
How To Attract Birds. Two Words Tell Us What To Do To Increase Bird Life: Provide And Protect. We Must Provide Food, Water, And Nesting Places. We Must Protect From Disturbance, From Natural Enemies, From Destruction By Hunters Who Sell The Feathers. All Over The Country, Laws To Protect Birds ...

Insect Homes
Insect Homes. Nothing In The Insect World Interests Me More Than Their Homes. The Collector Sees Many Of These In His Rounds, And Begins To Consider How He Can Complete His Series By Adding Samples Of Them As Specimens To His Collection. I Was Lucky Enough To Find, When On ...

Killing Weeds
Killing Weeds. Weeding Is The Boy's Job, Isn't It? If Only One Could Get Some Kind Of Inspiration Into Weeding, So As To Rob The Work Of Its Drudgery! If We Must Serve Our Time At Weeding, Let Us At Least Weed Intelligently. What Is A Weed Anyhow? In Germany, ...

Kindling Wood
Kindling Wood. Cutting Kindling Wood Was Ever A Boy's Job. Most Set Tasks Have Little To Them But Drudgery. But Cutting Kindling Used To Be Interesting. What Is There About It? The Struggle To Master A Stubborn Stick, The Danger That A Slip May Bring The Axe Down Elsewhere Than ...

Lessening The Plague Of
Lessening The Plague Of Mosquitoes. Every Boy And Girl In The "mosquito Belt" Rea Lizes Keenly That The Towns As Well As The Country Would Be Better Places To Live In If There Were No Mosquitoes. Some People Do Not Believe That It Is Possible To Lessen This Plague, Much ...

Making A Swimming Pool
Making A Swimming Pool. In A Country Where Wooded Brooks Are Plentiful There Is Absolutely No Good Reason Why Boys Shouldn't Have A Swimming Pool. It Needn't Cost A Thousand Dollars, Either. Every Outdoor Club Ought To Have One As A Special Feature. The Same Dam That Holds Back The ...

Making A Tennis Court
Making A Tennis Court. The Largest Item In All The Estimates For Making A Tennis Court Is For Labour. If A Boys' Club Can Supply This They Can Have A Court Without Expense Except For The Wire Netting And The Necessary Posts. A Standard Double Court Is Seventy-eight Feet By ...

Making Animals Happy
Making Animals Happy. In Training Any Domestic Animal You Will Find Their Greatest Weakness Is Fear, Just As With Wild Animals. You Do Not Want To Develop This But To Win Their Confidence. With Horses Taken Right From The Range Or Wild, The Men Who Are Most Suc Cessful Are ...

Making Apparatus
Making Apparatus. While I Do Not Advise Any Amateur Bee-keeper To Try To Construct His Own Hives And Frames, I Do Think It Is A Fine Idea To Begin Right Away To Study How To Improve The Appliances Now In Use. You Will Have To Discard Many Of Your Own ...

Making Bayberry Dips
Making Bayberry Dips. To Make Bayberry Candles You Must First Gather The Wax-covered Berries. Get Them Early, For, As Cold Weather Comes On, The Pellets Of Wax Drop Off. Two Quarts Make Only A Little Ball Of Wax, So You Must Gather An Enormous Quantity Of The Berries. Put Them ...

Making Cider Vinegar
Making Cider Vinegar Every Good Apple Year There Are Thousands Of Bushels Of Apples That Go To Waste. It Doesn't Pay To Pick And Put Them Into Barrels When The Price Of Barrels Is More Than You Can Get For The Apples. The Farmer Is The Last Man To Learn ...

Making Grape Juice
Making Grape Juice. Any Girl With A Little Experience In Canning Fruit Can Make For Home Use And For Sale A Harmless And Delectable Beverage Out Of The Surplus Grapes. Every Good Grape Year On The Farm There Comes The Question Of What To Do With The Grapes. A Little ...

Making Ice
Making Ice. Lots Of Us Get Along Without Ice In Winter Because We Cannot Afford To Buy It All The Year Round. We Put Things Outside And They Freeze, We Keep Them In The Kitchen And They Spoil. The Butter Is Either Too Hard Or Too Soft All The Time. ...

Making Lavender Sticks
Making Lavender Sticks. The Weaving Of Lavender Sticks Has Been De Scribed To Me As "the Harmless Occupation Of Old Fashioned Fingers." In These Days When The Revival Of Old-time Industries Is So Often Undertaken, It Is Well To Learn From Our Aunts Or Our Great-aunts Some Of The Fancy ...

Making Leaf Mould
Making Leaf Mould. Every Year I See Boys And Girls Raking Leaves From The Lawns And Either Piling Them In The Street Or In The Back Yard And Then Burning Them. Nobody Likes An Outdoor Fire More Than I Do, Whether It Is A Real Camp Fire, A Little Back ...

Making The Country A
Making The Country A Better Place To Live In. I Once Asked Professor Bailey, "what Is The Most Important Farm Crop Raised In The United States?" Without A Moment's Hesitation He Answered, "boys And Girls." Of Course They Are. The Best Farmers, The Real Bone And Sinew Of The Country, ...

Maple Sugar Making
Maple Sugar Making. Most Of The Fifty Million Or So Pounds Of Maple Sugar Made In This Country Is Made In Six States, Vermont, New York, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, And New Hampshire. The Boys And Girls Of These States Have Exceptional Opportunities Of Studying The Mysteries Of Tree Life And ...

Marketing Honey
Marketing Honey. The Best Honey Market Is The Home Market As I Have Said. You May. Have To Work Up A Demand In Your Neighbourhood And There Are Many Ways To Do This Which Ingenious Boys And Girls Will Devise. Most Of Us, If We Can Afford To Use Honey ...

Marketing Milk
Marketing Milk. There Are Lots Of Boys Delivering Milk In Towns And Cities. Most Of Them Do Their Part Well. But I Belive They Would Like To Do It Better. Driving From One House To Another Is Pretty Dull Business For A Live Boy And Unless He Has Something To ...

Medicinal Plants
Medicinal Plants. There Are A Good Many Kinds Of Aromatic Roots And Medicinal Plants Which Are Kept In Stock At Drug Stores. Some Of Them Are Rare And Bring At Good Price; Like Golden Seal At A Dollar Or Over Per Pound. Digitalis In The Drug Store Is Foxglove In ...

Methods Of Collecting
Methods Of Collecting. Every Year I Took Longer Trips. I Went Alone, With The Lightest Of Camping Outfits, Slept On The Ground, And Penetrated The Wildest Regions, Learn Ing Where The Desirable Flowers Grew, And Collect Ing Those In Demand, At The Same Time Studying The General Flora. When I ...

Money And Recreation In
Money And Recreation In Trapping I Shall Not Attempt To Go At This Subject From A Professional Side, As I Think No Boys Care To Trap For A Living. Whatever May Be Said About The Boy Having A Gun In A Thickly Settled Suburb, Nothing Can Be Offered Against His ...

Mounting Insects
Mounting Insects. The First Insects I Ever Saw In A Collection Were A Sorry Sight. Beautiful As The Specimens Had Been, They Were All Spoiled By The Collector. The Moths Were All Out Of Shape, Wings Half Folded, The Pins Used Were Short Common Pins, And Every Specimen Was Disfigured ...

Mowing Lawns
Mowing Lawns. In Summer The Snow Shovellers Union Can Re Form Into The "lawn Mowers And Irrigators, Lim Ited." Every Year I Used To Send My Lawn Mower To A " Tinker " Who Charged Me One Dollar And Twenty-five Cents For Sharpening It. I Learned One Day And It ...

Nut Growing
Nut Growing. In Bulletin No. 125 Of The Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station Published In 1908 You May Read: "the Young And Middle-aged Should Not Only Plant Nut Trees Themselves, But Should Encourage The Children To Do Likewise. Every Farm Boy Ought To Have A Small Nut Nursery And Be Taught ...

Nuts
Nuts. The Wild Nuts Gathered In This Country For Sale Or Home Use In The North Are Chestnuts, Hickory Nuts, Black Walnuts, Butternut, Hazel-nut, Beechnut; In The South, The Pecan And The Chinquapin; In The Far West, The Pine Nut. The Least Known Of These In Eastern Markets Are The ...

Occupations Suited To The
Occupations Suited To The Four Seasons And Some That Go Through The Year. Summer. Gathering Berries, Tree Seeds, Bulbs And Roots, Wild Flowers And Ferns, Balsam Leaves, Medicinal Plants, Pine Cones, Making Collections, Mowing Lawns, Marking Tennis Courts, Sawing Wood, Cleaning Rugs, Drying Herbs, Corn And Fruits, Raising Queen Bees, ...

Opening The Hive
Opening The Hive. The Modern Art Of Bee-keeping Was Made Pos Sible By The Invention Of The Hive With Movable Frames. Some Of The Many Reasons For Opening The Hive Are: 1. To Take Off Honey. 2. To See If Enough Honey Has Been Stored For Winter. S. To Find ...

Outdoor Clubs
Outdoor Clubs. Have You A Boys' Club In Your Neighbourhood? Or A Girls' Club? You Used To Have A Literary Society In School, And It Failed? Why Was That? The Boys Didn't Take Any Interest In It. Why Not Have A Club That The Boys Will Take An Interest In ...

Pecans
Pecans. This Nut Tree Grows In The South, And As The Wood Is Too Brittle To Be Very Valuable Nobody Has Cut It For Lumber. Tremendous Interest Has Been Aroused During The Past Ten Years In Pecan Growing. Pecan Orchards Are Being Planted In All Sorts Of Soil, Good, Bad, ...

Persimmons
Persimmons. The Children Of The Persimmon Belt, Which In Cludes A Much Larger Part Of The Eastern Half Of The United States Than Many Suppose, All Know That The Fruit Of Some Trees Is Better Than That Of Others. The 'possum Knows, Too, And Lucky Is He Who Finds Both ...

Picking Berries
Picking Berries The Berry Picking Season Begins "'long About Knee-deep In June" With The First Wild Straw Berries. It Does Not End Till The Last Is Harvested On The Eve Of Thanksgiving Day At The End Of The Drowsy Indian Summer. There Is Money To Be Earned At This Occupation ...

Picking Mushrooms
Picking Mushrooms "are You Sure These Are Good Mushrooms?" I Asked My Seven-year-old Daughter. "yes. I'm Sure. Don't You Know Aunt J Says That All The Copt-ince Are Edible?" This Is A True Story And It Only Goes To Show That Even A Small Child Can Learn That There Are ...

Planting Crocuses On The
Planting Crocuses On The Lawn. Did You Ever See Crocuses, Yellow, Lavender, And White, Scattered Informally In The Lawn, Coming Into Blossom With The Earliest Springing Grass. One Fall We Tried The Experiment Of Poking A Crocus Bulb Down In The Hole Where We Took Out A Dande Lion And ...

Plants
Plants. Collecting Plants Has Always Been An Important Feature Of Practical Scientific Work. Great Sums Of Money And Many Years Of Time Have Been Spent In Searching Through Little-explored Countries For New Plants. Agents Of Many Governments, Representatives Of Great Nursery Companies Of This And Other Countries Are All The ...

Pokeweed
Pokeweed. Pokeweed Roots Are Poisonous. The Berries Are Not. They Are Used To Make A Syrup With Which To Colour Frosting For Cakes And The Like. Receipts For This Are To Be Found In Many Cook Books. But The Best Part Of Pokeweed Is Not The Fruit. In Early Spring, ...

Porcupine Quills
Porcupine Quills. "give Me Of Your Quills, 0 Hedgehog!" Hia Watha Was Talking To A Porcupine, For The Chances Are That He Never Saw A Hedgehog. Poets Ought To Know Better Than To Confuse Their "critters." A Real Indian Boy In The Woods Knows That Por Cupines Give Up Their ...

Poultry
Poultry. We Had Long Dreamed Of A Country Home, My Mother And I Of A Place Where Living Expenses Would Be Lessened And Which Would Be Pleasant During The Summer For My Sisters, Who Teach Eight Months Of The Year A Place Where We Could Add Materially To Our ...

Preserving Eggs For Winter
Preserving Eggs For Winter Use. When Eggs Are Cheap And Plenty Is The Time When It Will Pay To Preserve Some For Winter Use. Remember, Though, That No Amount Of Preserving, Or Cold Storing Will Make A Fresh Egg Out Of An Old Egg. As Infertile Eggs Keep Better Than ...

Preventing Forest Fires
Preventing Forest Fires. It Is October Now, And This Morning's Paper Had Accounts Of Terrible Forest Fires Raging In Minnesota. Hundreds Dead, Thousands Homeless, And Million S Of Dollars' Worth Of Property Wiped Out. Nobody Knows, Who Has Not Fought Fire, What A Fiend The Foresters Have To Deal With. ...

Profits Of Bee Keeping
Profits Of Bee-keeping. I Have Been Asked To Tell Something Of My Early Experiences As A Bee-keeper, For Boys And Girls Who May Become Interested In This Very Fascinating, And, I May Say At The Same Time, Profitable, Pursuit. I Think It May Be Said Of Bee-keeping As Sailors Say ...