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Protecting The Wild Flowers
Protecting The Wild Flowers The Country Would Be A Better Place To Live In The Whole Or Part Of The Year Or To Visit For A Day Or A Week Or A Month If There Were More Wild Flowers There. Even The Man Who Doesn't Know One Flower From Another ...

Pruning
Pruning When I See A Lot Of Ignorant Labourers Put Onto The Job Of Pruning Trees, My Blood Fairly Boils. Their Work, Unless Overseen By An Expert, Pure Butchery. Many A Noble Tree Has Been So Mangled By Saw And Axe That It Has Become An Easy Prey To All ...

Raising Calves
Raising Calves. Feeding The Calves Is Always The Boy's Job Or The Girl's. Usually The Milk Is Prepared By Their Mother, But The Responsibility For The Calves' Welfare Is Left To The Youngsters. If You Look Upon Calf Feeding As Nothing But A Chore To Get Over With As Soon ...

Raising Chickens
Raising Chickens. Boys And Girls Should Raise Chickens In The City As Well As On The Farm Because It Pays And Is A Fine Occupation. It Is A Work That Never Grows Tiresome And New Experiences Are Always Awaiting You. Various Theories Are Advocated As To The Proper Manner Of ...

Raising Colts
Raising Colts. Every Farm Boy I Ever Knew Was Ambi Tious To Own Horses. Before My Eldest Brother Was Twelve He Had Traded Pigs With Our Father For Calves, Then Heifers For A Horse, And His Favourite Air Castles Were Great Luxurious Barns Inhabited By Blooded Horses Of His Own ...

Raising Ducks
Raising Ducks. Probably In Many Neighbourhoods You Would Be Laughed At If You Tried To Raise Ducks Without A Pond Or Stream Of Water. It Is Not Customary. True, If You Have Them For Ornament Principally, They Look Best Disporting Themselves In What Seems To Be Their Natural Element. But ...

Raising Geese
Raising Geese. March Is A Good Month To Set Goose Eggs. As It Takes Them A Little Over A Month To Hatch, They Will Come Out In April And The Early Birds Catch The Best Prices. It Is Really Surprising That More Farm Er's Boys And Girls Do Not Raise ...

Raising Goats
Raising Goats. Boys, Are You Really Serious About Making Some Money? Do You Live On A Farm Where The Hills Are Too Steep To Plow And The Only Crop That Amounts To Anything Is The Crop Of Stones? Are Those Steep Hills Covered With Brush And Good-for-nothing Trees That Look ...

Raising Guinea Fowl
Raising Guinea Fowl. What Would You Expect If You Ordered "american Pheasant" From A Bill Of Fare In A London Restau Rant? No Matter What You Expected, When The Bird Came Onto The Table It Would Be Guinea Hen! This Is A Dish You Probably Never Ate At Home Unless ...

Raising Peacocks
Raising Peacocks. We Have It On The Authority Of The Curator Of Birds Of The New York Zoological Garden, Mr. C. William Beebe, That Peafowls Are Not Difficult To Raise If The Owner Is Watchful. Wouldn't It Be A Triumph To Raise A Family Of These Wonderful Birds? Mr. Beebe ...

Raising Pheasants
Raising Pheasants. The Young People On A Big Ranch Or Estate With Its Up-to-date Poultry Plant, Raising Not Only Plain And Fancy Chickens, But Pigeons, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys, And Guinea Fowl, All Attended By Men Hired For The Purpose, May Look About In Vain For A Chance To Try Their ...

Raising Pigs
Raising Pigs. When I Was Nine Years Old I Laid The Foundation Of My College Fund. My Grandmother Had A Flock Of Twenty Or Thirty Geese Which Were Kept For The Pillows And Feather Beds They Filled. Great Was My Delight When Grandma Told Me That She Would Give Me ...

Raising Sheep
Raising Sheep. Every Boy On The Farm Ought To Have His Own Particular Hobby In The Line Of Stock. It Is Far Easier To Keep Account Of Your Own If They Are Entirely Different From The Animals Raised By The Other Members Of The Family. An Account Should Be Kept ...

Raising Silkworms
Raising Silkworms. Although Silkworms Are Not Actually Reared In The Open Air, There Is So Much Outdoor Work And Moderate Exercise Con Nected With Their Care That The Subject May Properly Be Included In A Book On Outdoor Work. The Best Food For Silkworms Is The Leaf Of The White ...

Raising Squabs For Market
Raising Squabs For Market. A Few Years' Experience In Raising Fancy Pigeons For Pets Is The Best Kind Of Training For A Young Man Who Wants To Raise Squabs For Market. This Bus Iness On A Small Scale Ought Not To Take All One's Time And Can Easily Be Combined ...

Raising Turkeys
Raising Turkeys. Among The Pictures Which My Memory Calls Up Is That Of An Old Bushel Basket By The Kitchen Stove On A Damp Spring Morning. From The Comforting Folds Of An Old Flannel Petticoat In The Depths Of The Basket Came The Feeble "peep-peawp" Of A Dozen Or More ...

Raising Young Chickens
Raising Young Chickens. It Is Poor Practice To Set Your Hens In The Chicken House. Prepare As Many Fresh Nests As You Expect To Need. Put Them In The Cellar, Unused Shed, Under The Porch, Or Any Convenient And Protected Place. Doors Of Wire Netting Or Slats Are A Great ...

Rearing Insects
Rearing Insects. Breeding Insects Is Easy. Look At The Home-made Illustrated On This Page. Materials Needed: One Round Or Oval Hat Box, A Strip Of Wire Screen, Two And A Half Feet Wide Or So And Long Enough To Fit Around The Inside Of The Box And Lap Three Inches. ...

Reclaiming A Spring
Reclaiming A Spring. There Is Often A Neighbourhood Tradition Con Cerning A Wonderful Spring Somewhere Near, A Spring That Never Ceases To Flow, No Matter How Complete The Drought. The Water Is Pure, Cold, And Clear; Maybe The Oldest Inhabitant Had It From His Grand Father How The Indians Used ...

Reclaiming A Trout Stream
Reclaiming A Trout Stream. I Used To Ketch Trout That Would Weigh Two Pound In That Little Crick Back Of My Pasture When I 'uz A Boy." Who Has Not Heard Old Men Say That? They Seem To Have Just Accepted The Lack Of Trout As One Other Piece Of ...

Selecting Seed Corn
Selecting Seed Corn By A Careful Study Of What Experts Have To Say About The Best Corn For Seed, And Of The Photographs Of Ears Of Prize Corn, Any Young Man Of Intelligence May Learn To Select From His Father's Field The Best Corn For Seed. It May Be That ...

Shelter And Enclosure
Shelter And Enclosure. Hardy As They Are, Goats Cannot Stand Exposure To Storms. They Abhor Wet. Cold Rain Or Sleet Storms Are Really Dangerous To Their Health. Goats Will Go The Long Way Round Every Time Rather Than Get Into Mud. Mud Is Very Bad For The Fleece, Too. Buyers ...

Shetland Ponies
Shetland Ponies. The Perfect Pet Is The Shetland Pony. This Diminutive Horse Is A Model Of Gentleness, Patience, Good-nature, And Horse Sense. One Writer Says Of Him: "if More Than Eight Children Get On His Back He Will Shake Himself Like A Wet Newfoundland Dog And Then Stand Motionless, While ...

Shovelling Snow
Shovelling Snow. The Boys Of Our Neighbourhood Made An Abun Dance Of Pocket-money In The Winter Time By Combin Ing Into A "snow Shovellers Union." Most Of The Men On Our Street Take Early Trains And Have Very Little Time, And Even Less Inclination To Shovel Snow. The Boys Are ...

Springs For Trout Culture
Springs For Trout Culture. If There Are Constant, Cold Springs On Your Place, You Are Neglecting A Golden Opportunity For Earning Money In An Easy And Delightful Way. A Spring Is Capable Of Furnishing Living Room For A Large Family Of Trout. You Can Sell Live Trout At Sixty-five Cents ...

Squirrels
Squirrels. Tame Squirrels Are Amusing. It Takes Very Little Encouragement To Make Them Tame Enough To Eat From The Hand And Even To Rummage The Pockets For Nuts. I Remember A Case When The Red Squirrels Made So Free With The Books In A Great Man's Study That He Became ...

Stings Prevention And Cure
Stings Prevention And Cure. The Bee Mittens, The Veil, And The Smoker Are All Preventive Measures. A Good Deal Depends On The Way You Behave When Working With Bees. If You Are Nervous And Anxious You Probably Will Act That Way And The Bees Have A Way Of Understanding And ...

Success With Chickens
Success With Chickens. The Contest Of The Portland Junior Poultry Asso Ciation Has Closed. It Lasted A Whole Year, And It Seemed As If It Would Never Come To An End. But If It Had Not Been For The Contest I Would Never Have Known Many Of The Interesting Things ...

Swarming
Swarming. Did You Ever Wonder Why Bees Swarm? They Have No Regular Dates For Doing Things. Although They Have Been Known To Swarm In May, And Even In April, You Are Not Likely To Get A Swarm Before June. Early Swarms Are The Most Valuable, Therefore You Should Be Ready, ...

Taming Wild Animals
Taming Wild Animals. All Little Children Are Interested In Animals. It Does Not Take Much Argument To Convince A Boy That He Needs A Dog Or The Girl That She Needs A Canary Bird. If, As They Grow Older, They Seem To Lose Their Pleasure In The Companionship Of Animals, ...

The Beginning Of The
The Beginning Of The Industry It Was Through Mr. Macnab That I Got Started In The Collection Of Native Plants. Woolson And Company, Then Of Passaic, N. J., Were The First American Firm To Take Up The Culture Of Our Native American Plants As A Specialty. They Wrote To Mr. ...

The Best Place For
The Best Place For Bees You Will Read Of Keeping Bees On A City Roof, In A Suburban Attic, And On Boats; But The Most Natural Place For Them Is In The Village Or Country, Where Fields Of Clover, Groves Of Basswood, And Patches Of Buckwheat Abound. An Orchard Or ...

The Best Ways Of
The Best Ways Of Earning Money. Couldn't You Use More Money If You Had It? There Are Several Million American Boys And Girls Just Like You. They Want A Lot Of Things, A Lot Of Good Things. Wouldn't You Like A Half Dollar Once A Year For A Circus Ticket, ...

The Common Goat
The Common Goat. Two Arguments May Be Brought Forward In Favour Of The Common Goat. In The First Place, The Herd Increases Much Faster As The Angora Doe Usually Has Only One Kid, While Twins Are The Rule With Common Goats. There Is A Decidedly Growing Demand For Goats' Milk ...

The Products Of The
The Products Of The Hive. Besides Honey, Bees Make Use Of Wax To Construct Combs, Bee-bread For Larvae Food, And Propolis For Glue. If You Think The Bees Gather Honey From The Flowers You Are Greatly Mistaken. Nobody Knows Yet Quite How Honey Is Made. Chemists Say That It Has ...

The Story Of A
The Story Of A Boy's Animal Cage. Two Years Ago, When I Was Ten Years Old, My Father Built Me A House For My Animals. It Is Twenty Feet Square And Ten Feet High. The Framework Is Of Wood. The Walls Are Covered With Wire Netting. In Winter They Are ...

The Story Of Reclaiming
The Story Of Reclaiming A Spring When I Was Fourteen Years Old My Father Bought His Property In Ithaca, N. Y., On Which We Live. That Part Of It On Which There Is Now A Fine Spring Was Considered Worthless. Through This Property Ran A Well-wooded Glen, The Upper End ...

The Story Of The
The Story Of The Creation Of A New Industry I Am Glad To Tell The Methods By Which I Have Developed A Good Business In Collecting And Growing California Bulbs, As I Believe My Success Can Be Duplicated In Other Parts Of The Country In Fact, One Man Already ...

The Story Of Two
The Story Of Two Boys And A Cow. The Suggestion That The Suburban Home Might Be A Money-making Investment Would Strike The Average Suburbanite As Ridiculous. But A Few Mo Ments Of Careful Calculation May Put Preconceived Notions To Flight And Show How Considerable Money May Be Made Or ...

The Traffic In Bird
The Traffic In Bird Skins. Not Many Girls Wear Birds' Feathers In Their Hats. But Many Women Do, And Girls Get To Be Women Very Soon. No One Knows How Many Birds Are Slaughtered In America Each Year For Hat Trimmings A Few Facts Are Available Such As: Seventy Thousand ...

Thimbleberry
Thimbleberry. Do You Know The Thimbleberry? Some Call It The Flowering Raspberry. You Will Know By Its Shape And General Look That It Is A Cousin To The Black Raspberry Although It Is Flatter, Seedier, And More Sharply Acid. It Grows On A Bush Or Shrub Some What Like A ...

Things Worth Thinking About
Things Worth Thinking About Don't Think Only Of The Money You Can Earn. There's No Use Talking, The Work You Do And The Way You Do It Is Going To Have An Influence On Your Character. Do A Good Job! If You Slight Your Work You Cheat Your Employer. You ...

Toads And Their Kin
Toads And Their Kin One Is Really Surprised At The Long List Of Wild Animals That Have Been Successfully Tamed. That Is, They Are Sufficiently Tame To Come To The Tamer, Eat From His Hand, Nestle In His Pocket, Follow Him About In Short, To Show Perfect Confidence And ...

Training Pet Animals
Training Pet Animals. Trained Pets Have A Greater Market Value Than Those Which Have No Education. Parrots, For Ex Ample, With Nothing But Their Native Harsh Squawk, Can Be Bought For Very Little. But Every Word Added To Polly's Vocabulary Can Be Expressed In Dimes Added To Her Price. There ...

Training Young Horses
Training Young Horses "breaking Colts" Is A Phrase Handed Down To Us, I Think, From The Days Way Back When Our Pio Neer Ancestors Used To Go Out And Catch A Wild Horse And Break It To Saddle And Harness. On Ranches Where Colts Range Over Vast Areas And Never ...

Trapping Gophers
Trapping Gophers. Our Old Dog Nimp Was Convinced That The Way To Get A Gopher Was To Dig Him Out. Doctor Hornaday Tells An Amusing Story About His Having That Same Conviction When A Boy. Many A Night Nimp Would Come Home From The Pasture, Panting, His Coat All Rough ...

Trapping Mink
Trapping Mink. The Boy That Catches A Mink Is A Pretty Lucky Boy In These Days When Those Wily Little Robbers Have Grown So Scarce. The Price Of Mink Fur Made Into Muffs And Collars Is So High As To Make A Mink Skin Worth Trying For. I Can Imagine ...

Trapping Moles
Trapping Moles. It Is Hard To Get A New Point Of View. Having Been Brought Up In The Belief That The Mole Is A Nuisance, Pure And Simple, I Find Myself Unable On Short Notice To Believe That This Little Blind Miner Is Actually Useful. If Only He Would Confine ...

Trapping Muskrats
Trapping Muskrats. The First Fur Collar I Ever Had Was Sold To Me As "electric Seal." There Was No Deception Practised On Me, For I Knew That The Fur Was Neither Electric Nor Seal. But I Didn't Know Then That It Was Musk Rat Fur. They Call It Hudson Seal ...

Trapping Rabbits
Trapping Rabbits. There Are Times When Rabbits Get Too Numerous, And Times When They Are Needed To Eat, And Times When You Want To Try Your Hand At Taming A Wild One. Under These Circumstances It Is Legitimate Sport To Hunt Or Trap Them. If Damage Is Being Done To ...

Trapping Rats
Trapping Rats. There Is No Pest Around The Farm Yard Or Barn Yard Anywhere So Hard To Cope With When Once They Get A Foothold, As Rats. Finding Them Nu Merous In The Barn Once, We Put Chicken Feed In The Uncemented Cellar Of The House. Before The End Of ...

Trapping Skunks
Trapping Skunks. The Last Thing You Would Expect Of A Skunk Is That He Should Be Popular Among The Girls. But Under The Seductive Title Of Alaska Sable, The Fur Of The Plain Jersey Or York State Skunk Is Worn With Satisfaction By Ladies Of Good Sense And Good Taste. ...

Trapping The Weasel
Trapping The Weasel. One Of The Natural Enemies Of The Pocket Gopher Is The Weasel. If Only We Could Set The Weasel On The Gopher And Then Had Something Like A Mongoose To Keep Down The Weasels! I Never Yet Heard A Good Word For The Weasel. He Seems To ...

Trapping Woodchucks
Trapping Woodchucks. Judging By The Tales They Tell, New England Boys Of The Passing Generation Spent Most Of Their Time Trying To Outwit The Woodchucks Which Infested Their Farms. If All Their Tales Were True, The Barn Doors Of Their Respective States Must Have Needed Stretching To Hold All The ...

Trapping
Trapping. I Know A City Boy Who Is Fortunate Enough To Have A Farm Home To Go To As Soon As School Closes In The Summer. With His Parents And Brothers And Sisters He Lives The Life Of The Farm Boy, With Enough Of Gardening, A Little Of Chicken Raising, ...

Treadmills And Cranks
Treadmills And Cranks. How A Boy Does Hate The Sight Of A Crank. Turn Ing The Grindstone, Running The Washing Machine And Churning Are Part Of A Country Boy's Daily Life. He May Do These Things Cheerfully, Because He Knows They Are Boys' Jobs Or Because He Hates To See ...

Tree Seeds
Tree Seeds. In His Book On "forestry" Professor Gifford Says: "collection Of Tree Seeds Should Yield Good Returns If Properly Conducted." That Is Good News, For If Ever A Crop Was Allowed To Go To Waste It Is This Crop Of Tree Seeds. Any One Who Has Seen A Forest ...

Utilizing Wood Ashes
Utilizing Wood Ashes. Boys Who Have As Part Of Their Daily Work The Cleaning Out Of Ashes Would Do Well To Stop And Consider Before They Dump Their Pails. Coal Ashes Are As Nearly Worthless As Anything I Know Of Al Though They Can Be Used In Making A Tennis ...

Walking Sticks
Walking Sticks. I Once Knew A Stubborn Man Who Was Convinced That An Unproductive Orchard Full Of Old Gnarled Trees On His Place Was Good For Nothing But Firewood. He Had The Trunks Cut Into Stove Lengths And Then Burned The Brush In Ten Huge Piles. As The Last Pile ...

Walnuts
Walnuts. The Fruit Of The Black Walnut Is Enclosed In A Globe-shaped Husk. All Country Boys And Girls Know How That Husk Smells And How It Stains The Fingers. The Nuts Are Very Oily And Must Be Treated Carefully. They Should Be Dried, Preferably On The Garret Floor, Hulled And ...

What Goes On In
What Goes On In The Brood Chamber. Bees Are The Most Public-spirited Of Creatures. They Devote Their Time To The Service Of Their Colony. Their Industries Are All Directed Towards One End: The Increase Of The Number Of Bees In The World. When The Hive Gets Too Full Of Bees, ...

Wild Crab Apples
Wild Crab Apples. Thickets Of Small Trees, Bearing Little Solid Green Apples Are A Feature Of Almost Every Farm In The Prairie States. They Are Common Also On The Hilly Pastures Of Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, And New York. The South, Too, Has Its Native Crab Apple. School Children The Country ...

Wild Flowers For City
Wild Flowers For City Children. Children Who Live In The Country Part Or All Of The Year Do Not Know How Much Pleasure They Might Give If They Would Gather Wild Flowers And Send Them To City Children. There Is A Society Which Distributes Flowers Thus Collected In New York ...

Wild Grapes
Wild Grapes. We Used To Gather Wild Grapes Along The River Bottoms In The Middle West When We Went Nutting. Sometimes Our Nutting Excursion Turned Out To Be A Grape Harvest. These Grapes Were Small, Almost Black Under Their Thin Coat Of Bloom, In Clusters Like Miniature Garden Grapes. Oh, ...

Wild Plums
Wild Plums. The Wild Plums Of The East Did Not Strike The Early Settlers As Very Much Worth While. They Were Almost All Seed And Skin And The Rest Was Quite Naturally The Plums Of The Mother Country Were Preferred And Sprouts Were Brought Over And Set In The Gardens ...

Wild Raspberries
Wild Raspberries. Just The Other Day A Girl From The Shore Of Lake Superior Told Me Of A Camping Trip On A Part Of The Lake Shore Inaccessible Except By Water. A Storm On The Lake Kept Them From Going Home When They Had Expected So They Gathered Raspberries And ...

Wild Rice
Wild Rice. Wild Rice Sells For Two Or Three Times The Price Of Ordinary Rice And The Supply Never Meets The De Mand. "but Who Wants It And What For?" Wild Rice Is Not Likely To Become A Popular Break Fast Food Except Among The Ojibways, Yet A Lot Of ...

Woodchucks Raccoons
Raccoons, Woodchucks, Skunks. A Raccoon Is A Most Satisfactory Pet And Will Afford About As Much Amusement In The Back Yard As A Cage Of Monkeys. Raccoons Are More Numer Ous, Especially In New England, Than Formerly. They Are Extremely Fond Of Green Corn, But Corn In Any Form Is ...

Work In The Orchard
Work In The Orchard. Many Are The Light Jobs In The Orchard Or Fruit Plantation, Which Fall To The Boys. I Know A Boy Who At Thirteen Was His Father's Expert Budder. There Are High School Boys In Localities Where Nurseries And Orchards Are Plentiful Who Follow This As A ...