Oklahoma Farmer (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 24, Ed. 1 Wednesday, November 17, 1909 Page: 2 of 16
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OKLAHOMA FARMEK, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 190 9
,9 ^ArtonnftfvCi 1
* and it is quite necess.ry «*w< th« '"J;
olements arc not properly housed. AVer
;vc all to c st UP the amount paid out
farm machinery during toe past ten
nil0en or twenty years wo would bo
surprised at the amount. And we could
have saved a good portion of this had
W(. provided proper shelter and used
plenty of oil properly and g'\en
needed coats of paint, Bet's give thi
matter of tool shed more than the uru.i
, nijSlderntion. this fall.
cations on Farm
Matters will be
housing farm tools
Because of the
w e ;ire compelled
savin* and speed
chiner.v than we
I rnvlding "f s'nc 'I
scarcity of farm labo.
to employ more .iI><
•linking: tools and ma
would otherwise. T!v
room for them is on*
of the important problems in farm
iHiinonij With the exception of the
wagons and manure spreader the use ot
implements average less than a month
.lining the year With tne use of th*
implement one month of the twelve and
't maining" e
l i siness. .)
• >f the uti!
Witt' * i w.
it be cheap
built of poh
, a which it Is Kept ti • •
i■ aiwaysoul' \vyeot■ iomf^'•'
even explain why many
always hard up and ready
farming as an tmprofitabl"
ast why so many larmeis
machinery to rust out is cue
la Iter foi all our
italv which liaa suffered extremely
i, past from the ruin which fol-
i,.u, the removal of protective lor.sts.
,h.w among the leading nations work-
ing for the conservation of toresl re
sources Extlensive orferatlons in re-
ar nr. station have been going on for
IManting operations have been
,a, government land to such an
that during the last thirty year'
V-fl.Ni arres have been planted in twenty-
flT;. ,.f ti..- provinces ,.f Italy. O this
area. fiL.OOO acres, or approximately l>
stit'ore miles, were planted In the ye; .
W alone, causing an outlay of nearly
*■>00.1000 and giving employment to a
I in >v idr
ju tit Any
• r for liis tc
md roug ' ;
j« t in
t!m and lol ' r
square can P1'"
i|s, even t\i«>U|J i
• l uilt A shed
si led with l'ougn
id covered witl some nf the
roflng would not cost much
a„.i would shelter the tools all right.
However, with the ruling prices of farm
products most of us could afford to ere.1'
inplem.nl buildings In conformity wi.H
I he a pi - ar in
to begin *a it
OS l s
♦ Iioug I
ind it staa Is
piece to last
least it should
less v aluable except by actual use. K
is not possible to secure the full value
, f a tool '>r to use it to its full capacity
unless it Is properly cared for. gome
of us get less than one-half the actual
life ot our tools because they are uoi
• roperly handled ar.d hotise.l. It is time
ive were more saving of our earnings bj
sto) ping the waste in letting tools rust
, ut 11ci IS al opp.
Willi, upon this subj
word of caution about
important Items which
would lengthen th" lit
ti a'.s, namely-, oil and
i t let us take a
two other very
if used freely
and use of our
paint. Many i
j iece of machinery is worn nut long
, ..fore its time from a lack of propei
and frequent oiling. rhc-y are run .li>-
boxing and shafting heat and cut. an.l
soon the Implement is worn out. ti"
unk dealer gets it and the farmer buys
a r.ew machine which shares similar
treat me i t and goes the same way. and
the farmer curses bis fate and the man-
ual wonders why all his toob
• h inferior material and con
I; I ; I ( t urer
<r ' of R
1, Is a fact that vci> few implenient -
art pointed as they should be. Paint .s
not expensive and every farmer shoti'.l
loam to use It. There are nv.ny days
auriug the vear In which very little out-
s'de work could be done. The Hue
, iuld be well empleyed ir giving the mi
plements a needed coat of paint. This
U almost as essential as good shelter
number of men.
afforestation has been carried on
igorouslv that there now remains
about M.ftOO .acres of government
la need of planting, m addition
inducting planting operations on :>
i0.,le the Italian government has
during the last forty years distributed to
the people over 130.n00.000 voting trees
„ul S7C00 pounds of seed, an amount
sufficient to restock approximately 100.0.P
acres ol land. Thus an effort has bee i
made to encourage planting and sowing
hv prlvat< persons. \.- the forest ma
„f n.lv amounts to only slightly more
thl„ 1Uldofl.00n acs. this planting by
government and private persons
amounts t< approximately one-fortieth of
ibe total forest area of Italy. Furt
steps must be taken by the government
however, before Us forest policy wt.
prove the success of some of its Euro-
the government outdoor
Through the kindness of Dr. ' '
Wlllaid. professor of chemistry of tie
<tat. vgricultural College, we are aba
nive our readers the recipe for an
outdoor whitewash that is used bv t.i-
1 lighthouse Board of the rnite.l States
Treasury Department. It has been lo.tnd
to answer ot. wood, brick or stone nearly
is well as oil paint, and is very muei
,1, caper. it is as follows: "Slake \
bushel of unslacked lime with bolh.ig
water, keeping it covered during the
process. Strain it and add a peck ol
salt dissolved In warm water; " pound-
of ground rice, put in boiling water ami
boil lo a thin paste; pound powdered
Spanish whiting and 1 pound of clear
slue dissolved In warm water; mix thes-
„. 11 together and let the mixture stand
ior several days. Keep the wash thus
prepared in a kettle or portable furnace,
wl.en used put It on as hot as pos-
wltli painters- or whit- wash brush
Ti.e rural telephone, born "f noce*sit\
and of vital benefit l<> the farmer, I;
as its further recommendation its- 11'
sibiiity to the entire population of form
ers, many of whom cannot be reached
by rural free delivery or good roads for
generations to come.
successful farms as object
Several years ago, it occurr. d to •
practical scientist of the rnite.l States
Department of Agriculture that some of
the best managed farms in different -e •
tions might be made to serve as object
lessons. The first fruit of this idea was
the published account nf Modei
Farm" in Pennsylvania which attracted
wide attention. Since then a number
of pouplar bulletins have be-ai issued
describing the successful farms in .li-
ferent sections and outlining" their man-
agement. The list to date includes "A
Successful Hog and Seed Corn Farm in
Illinois; "A Profitable Tenitr. Dair.'
Karni" in Michigan: "A Snccesstul Sou. i
em May Farm" in South Carolina: A
Successful Dairy and Poultry Farm" in
Washington; and "Small Farms In the
The latest bulletin of this class (Farm -
, i Bulletin No- W-D gives an a.'count of
a "Profitable Cotton Farm" in South
Carolina. The farm in question was In
IWi^, when its pr< sent ow ner took pos-
session, an old run-down coton farm.
Now it is fertile, well Improved with
fences and farm buildings, and is pro-
ducing crops which yield the owner i
large Income and a handsome profit AH
this has been accomplished by .loop and
thorough cultivation of the soil, by the
use of barnyard manure and some com-
mercial fertilizer, by rotation of crops,
and by the industry and good judgmen.
of I h" farmer himself.
This farm contains l3i acres, only hair
rf which Is planted to crops. The farmer
lias divided his tilled land into thrc
. qinil fields on which he raises corn, oats
and cotton, in succession. Before h"
took possession of the farm it was pro
ilnclng only •"> to S bushe's of com or Im-
pounds of seed cotton to the acre. 1 he
arst year be made it produce 1) bales "f
cotton and 37 bushel* of corn to tho
re re. Now Ids yields per acre are U l-l
bales ->f cotton. bushels of corn an.l
bushels of oats. He keeps about M
head of native cattle, mainly for the sake
nf the manure, although they yield him
small profit besides. Altogether the
..inlino of tills farmer's methods and re-
sults ought to prove suggestive a id use-
ful to many southern farmers. Then®
Farmers- Bulletins are for distribution
by senator* and representatives as well,
a- by the department
The New York Association fm Im-
proving the Condition of the Poor his is-
sued a financial statement showing that
Sum;,03M.H -was contributed toward its
w..rk luring the fiscal year ended Sep-
tember 30. Kvery state and territory
and even the Hawaiian Islands gave to
,h. fund, which was $40,00f more than
received the previous vear
If one Intends having young ducks next
season do not dispose of the satisfactory
nld ducks and drakes. They wi'l be bet-
ter than voung ducks for breeding pur-
poses, unless you wish to procure new
blood, if so, purchase early hatched
Well we didn't gt th Agricultural
School nd the people o. Broken Arrow
feel blue aloi t it. bit we \vi. get along
without it all light. Perhaps the futu. ■
has lomet'. ir.g in s or. for us that will
later on make s al rejoice.-Broken
keep the road drag going
I-id toads are t.r extravagance that no
farming community can afford, .lust what
:.1 in unnecessary expense it takes
moment to lctermine. A team and
r arc reasonably worth $3.00 a day,
l,v th" use of these It is posslbl > t.
The Fight Is On
Every moment of your life, when
you are at home or abroad,
awake or asleep-
Between the poison germs that are in air,
food and water, - everywhere in fact,-
and the billions of your invisible friends,
the little soldier-corpuscles in your blood.
If these.little soldiers are kept strong
and healthv by taking Hood s Sarsa-
parilla, you" need have no fear of dis-
ease Begin using it at once if you are
at all under the weather, or ha-e
troubles of the blood, stomach, liver
and kidneya. liet it of your druggist.
l er '
market, from your honu 1«'"
corn. Hauling over o'ood
•ost of delivery Is 3 cents
But If. In consequence of bad
•;,n bushels can be delivered,
doubled and the difference is
impassable roads cost vou.
Ocntiniu • his calculation, applying It to
lhe hauling of all your crops, nn.1 «t
cuick'y becomes apparent that It amounts
oads help. In ev.rv way; they
sociability by making friends
latives accessible, and by means of
it is easier to reach the schools
and churches and to generally do and en-
joy the things wheh make life ready
DO YOU realize
that when you
let manure lie
out in the barnyard
in the sun and raing
that you are literally
wasting one of your
most valuable farm products?
And do you realize that you are making still greater waste
every time you haul out a load of manure and throw it oil in
piles or attempt to spread it with a pitchfork?
Every ton of manure you can scrape up is worth in the
neighborhood of $4.00. It would cost you that much if you
attempted to buy it. It would cost you still more to buy com-
mercial fertilizers to take its place.
That makes your duty to yourself plain. You ought to
own an I. H. C. manure spreader and avoid all manure waste.
You may have your choice of three most excellent machines.
The Cloverleaf is an endless-apron spreader.
The Corn King and the Kemp 20th Century are of the
Any one of these machines will prove a great time and
labor saver for you. They all make the manure line, so that
it is in condition to nourish your growing crops. They spread
it as thick or thin as you may require and far more evenly than
you can with a pitchfork. The effect oil the fust crop is gieatcr
than can be s -cured with hand-spreading; the permanent bene-
fit lo your land is greater, and the same amount of manure
covers practically twice as much ground and requites only
half the labor on your part.'
1 )o you not feci that you should have the benefit of so
valuable a machine?
Call on our loyal agent and investigate. He will supply
you with catalogues and particulars. Or, if you prefer,
address us for catalogue and further information.
INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER COMPANY OF AMERICA
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Greer, Frank H. Oklahoma Farmer (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 24, Ed. 1 Wednesday, November 17, 1909, newspaper, November 17, 1909; Guthrie, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc88262/m1/2/: accessed May 24, 2022), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.