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There is nearly as much trouble in carrying a small portion of produce to market,
as a much greater produce ; in bringing home a small, as a much larger quantity
of manure, and articles of daily consumption. There is also the greater ...
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
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.
The soil is, nevertheless, fertile, and were it not, manure lies in heaps by their
houses. Were every family to inclose half an acre of ground, till it, and plant it in
potatoes and maize, it would yield a sufficiency to support them one half the year.
The same portions of ground being cropped without remission, and manure not
being used, they would scarcely yield any return, were not the soil most carefully
broken and pulverized, both with the hoe and the hand. In such a situation a ...
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