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Agricultural Almanac for the Year 1878, circa 1878 MS.583
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Farmer's Almanac, 1878 edition, published in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Contents: How may we best improve the farm? -- Golden rules for bee keeping -- Precautions against fire -- A drunken farm -- How to make Vienna rolls -- Beware of the spitz dog -- A queer way to harden butter -- About our foods -- How to protect quail -- Working land on shares -- How to physic a pig -- Heat for house plants -- How to make a lactometer -- The disposition of cattle -- Handy helps -- Experience teacheth -- Breeding swine -- Tar on fruit trees -- Seed potatoes -- Hints about milking -- A farmer's barometer -- How to get rid of tree stumps -- Give the boys a chance -- Effects of climate on plants -- Cultivation in season -- To preserve smoked meat -- Poor crow -- The old farm gate (poem) -- A good wash for trees -- Measuring corn in bulk -- A fight between a sea-serpent and a whale -- Dining comfortably -- Anecdotes -- Recipes -- Anatomy of man's body as said to be governed by the twelve constellations.
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