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After a few other remarks, he adds, "Besides all these drawbacks, which the small
farmer knows little about, there is the great expense of carting out the manure
from the homestead to such a great distance, and again carting home the crop.
The abundance of cattle, and copious use of manure, on the small farms of
Flanders, are the most striking features in that Flemish agriculture which is the
admiration of all competent judges, whether in England or on the Continent.
They are the more valuable, as they throw full light on the nature of the changes
which tile extension of small farming has, in that district, produced in the number
and kind of animals by whose manure the productiveness of the soil is kept up ...
The cleared land is rarely, I may almost say never, cultivated, nor are any inroads
made in the forest for such a purpose. The soil is, nevertheless, fertile, and were it
not, manure lies in heaps by their houses. Were every family to inclose half an ...
The saino portions of ground being cropped without remission, and manure not
being used, they would scarcely yield any return, were not the soil most«arefiilly
broken and pulverized, both with the hoe and the hand. In such a situation a
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