Clipped From Alton Evening Telegraph
Stinker Dairying. The Canterbury Shakers ot Xew Hampshire have some 4,000 acres of hind, and the community numbers iibout 100 persons. A large quantity of dairy products is consumed by a family of that size, and some years ago with inn ordinary dairy and meth oils, some bulter had to be purchased for home use. That necessity caused more attention lo be given to the dairy. 1'oor cows were sold and more sclen tllic methods of feeding adopted. In order to further improve the herd and increase Its bulter capacity, two thoroughbred thoroughbred Guernsey bulls were purchased purchased about four years ago from Mr. Mister's, of Barro, &fass. By constant care, and the raising of the best heifer calves, the dairy has steadily improv cd, until last season, with a dairy of forty cows, fifteen of which were two- year-old heifers, an average of 800 pounds of butter per cow was made. Instead of purchasing butter for homo consumption, $2,000 worth of butter was sold and $1,000 'worth of stock. They have now about 120 bead of cattle, cattle, sixteen of which arc pure-bred Guernseys. The sisters take entire care of the milk after the milking is done, run the separator, including the engine which furnishes the power, care for the cream and milk and make the butter.—New butter.—New England Farmer.