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AN INGENIOUS DEVICE. fc- ClMip But Useful Hand-Bftrrow for Currying Berry Crates. "What is known in Ohio as the Barnes•ville bushel berry crate is a very substantial and convenient package, but extremely _ hard to carry any distance when filled, as it has to be carried at Knn's length in front of the knees. It is also unhandy for two persons, and even if regular trunk handles were furnished for greater convenience in carrying a crate between two persons there still would be the objections that it needs two persons to carry •one crato, and these two persons walking abreast would require five feet of width to walk comfortably. As in strawberries the path is less than two feet wide and in raspberries and black 'berries scarcely three, it is easy to see that any contrivance that will permit walking in single file is'inueh superior. In carrying the empties to the field the children run a long stick through the handle holes and carry it walking tandem, as the pictures represent the Israelite spies carrying grapes. In this case the boxes are nested in the bottom out of the way. To overcome the difficulty of handling I am constructing this winter some hand-barrows as represented in the illustration. They are arranged for carrying three crates, if necessary, or about 180 pounds. The side pieces are of HAND BAEROTV FOB CARRYING BERRY CRATES. light, but strong material, four inches •wide and one and a half inches thick and seven feet long. Handles are worked on each end and the two pieces connected by two crosspieces framed in, about three feet apart or just right to bold three crates which are placed crossways, making the barrow two feet wide, inside measure. The framing should be done closely, as there will be more or less twist and strain upon the frame. The crosspieces represented at a and b need not be more t^an one inch thick. At the middle of each cross-strip >a groove is plowed one-half inch deep and about •five-eighths by one and one-eighth. r Jhis strip projects at the ends a half-inch and enters into mortices in the side pieces holding it firm. This projecting ledge holds the outside of a crate by catching between two side slats. The inner sides of each outside crate are supported by slats passing through the mortices d c, and kept from slipping endways by a wire pin attached to the side bar with a bit of string. The slats should be of ash and one and a half inches wide by five- eighths of an inch thick. The figure in the next column shows how the crossbars supported the crates; one of the side bars against the ends of the crates; 'a 6 are the T shaped cross-pieces. The berry- crates are first set ojnside and slightly moved sideways to engage the projections on <a and l>; then the crate is set between and the shits d and c slid in and the crates are ready to move •from place to place as may be desired. Such a barrow will come handy in moving crates from the farther end of long rows, in bringing in berries when the wagon is on the road and in carrying- out empties. Its construction is so simple and its cost so small that the procuring of one or more on every •Jrnit farm should be attended with ad- Tantage.—Popular Gardening. USEFUL VENTILATOR. It Secures Free Circulation of Air and Avoids Droughts. Farm and Fireside gives a plan of a •ventilator (sectional view), intended for •ventilating a poultry-house, and at the same time avoiding draughts or currents of air. -It was sent by Mr. J. H. 'Clongh, ToUand, Conn., who gave no Detailed description of it other than is A I FOB POULTRY HOUSE. explained by the cut itself. The great difficulty in ventilation during the win: ter is the admission of cold air and the loss of accumulated warmth. Any , method that permits of a free circula- -ftion of air and which protects the fowls - -from draughts when the wind changes, ' -will be of advantage. Hints on Potato Culture. , Some of the lessons drawn- by the ~t'.American Agriculturist from the im'. menseSsrops of potatoes grown in com£ petition for prizes are: That cutting the &• -«eed potatoes into sets with two eyes J" -each gives most general satisfaction; 'f that large or medium-sized potatoes are !*' t>est for planting; that the sets should ;* l "be slightly , sprouted before be- •f ing planted, although they should be Jjf-cut before the sprouts have started; i v^ that .planting should be delayed until t^Bettled weather; that placing the sets !• JJ directly upon stable manure is bad |p practice, and that concentrated com- U "f mercial fertilizers are better as a rule <;• g-than stable manure. SHEEP ON FARMS. They Should 'Ifever B« Fed ft Large Quantity ftt Oiio Time. No infallible rule can be given for feeding sheep on the farms that can be considered applicable under all conditions. They need a good variety, and this can be readily secured with a little care on the average farm. Hay fodder, if bright and clean, op.ts, bran, some corn and oil meal will make up a good variety, if properly managed. Breeding ewes especially need good care at this season, in order to secure the best results with the lambs. A light ration of bran and oil meal can nearly always be given the breeding ewes now with profit, especially if early lambs are expected. In raising lambs for market earliness is quite an item, and to secure this in a majority of cases it will be necessary to push them from the start, and one of the best ways of doing this is to feed the ewes liberally with a ration that will enable them to supply their lambs with plenty of milk. This is one advantage in feeding oil meal and bran; combined they make an excellent ration, and with clover, hay and oats it is easy not only to ^kcep the ewes in good, thrifty condition, but also maintain a steady growth with the lambs. There is no advantage in stinting the feed either for the lambs or the wool. At this time, while the • weather is so changeable, care must be taken to keep dry. Sheep need considerable exercise, and do not bear confinement well, yet it is not best to allow them to remain out in windy or stormy weather, but it is very important at the same time that the shelter should be dry under foot. Sheep should never be fed a large quantity at one time. Better results can be obtained by giving a small ration at a feed and feeding oftener. The profit in Eheep.is in the early lambs and in the wool. Both of these depend largely upon the feed and care given during the winter. A difference of a few days in marketing the lambs and a few pounds difference in the weight of a fleece will make a considerable difference in the profit that it is possible to realize. Provide plenty of bedding to keep the shelter clean and dry, a good variety of food and plenty of it to keep in a good, thrifty condition, and sheep can be made profitable.—St. Louis Republic. A DAY'S FARM WORK. Brighten the "Every Days" nnd You Will Xot Forget the Holidays. J. M. Rice, Christian County, Mo., seems to know how to get the most of true living on a farm, and in a recent number of the Practical Farmer tells how he gets some of it. He says: '-There should be a time when the work for the day is over, when the harrassing chores are all done and real rest at noon be had, and real rest and recreation in the evening. '•It is our rule to have the work to stop in time, that the chores may all be done before dark. Throw aside at least some of the work-a-day clothing and gather in a well lighted room where books and papers abound. "Don't be content to have on your table the interesting local paper and even a good farm and home paper; but let there be a half dozen suited to the varied tastes of the family. "In our little circle of six, no two of us are equally interested in the same things. Why should not the wants of each mind be supplied so ' far as possible? You may say you can not afford it We think you can. "We were never so poor—and we have often thought we were at the bottom .round among 'common farmers'—• but what the library table was better supplied than the dining-room table. We think more of the minds of our children than we do of then- bodies, and in the little circle of growing boys and girls we see the good fruits of the outlay. - "There has never been a day or night when the farm has not been our home, and we have tried to make it a pleasant place for the young people, and we have the satisfaction of seeing them with a deep love for the farm home, with no desire to wander away from its fold. Yet they have a de?p interest and an active place in every good work in the community. "Brighten the 'every days' and you will not forget the holidays." WIRE-HOOPED BARREL. It Will Outlast Ten of the Kind Usually Used on Farms. The expansion of the barrel staves as well as the decay of wood and rust of iron causes a vast destruction of hoops each year, necessitating of the taking of the vessel to the cooper shop for rehooping; whereas if one WIBE-HOOPED BARREL. No.. 8 or D annealed iron wire be can, with the use of a pair of common pinchers, readily make, a hoop. At one end of the wire form a neat loop; measure the length of the old hoop, add two inches to the length, which will be the dimensions of the wire required. Place the opposite end through the loop already formed; bend back to and around the main portion of the wire, where a hoop is formed with a connection similar to that shown in the engraving. It is placed over the barrel, tub or other vessel, and driven on as firmly as possible, retained in position by 'small tacks driven upon the top or bottom side as required, or better still make a few wire staples with sharp points. These are driven over the hoop and hold it firmly. The barrels as well as the wire hoops should be well painted.. For pork barrels, well painted wire hoops have been known to outlast wooden ones. — American Agriculturist. THE very best products of the fana have the least competition. TREES AND PLANTING. Seven Valuable Suggestions l>y au Eml ncnt Authority. After being well planted, trees in northern climate should have the earth around them stirred quite often in the early summer months, and occasionally through the entire summer. They should also be mulched with green weeds, half rotten straw, or any sub stance which will retain moisture. A friend of Robert W. Furnas having purchased a variety of trees for a park asked for instructions in regard to their planting and after-care. He replied by telling him; 1. Do not expose the roots of any tree to a warm or cold dryin wind; let them stay packed with damp straw in your wagon, taking them on as wanted, and planting one at a time. 3. Do not crowd your trees into small, deep holes, but provide for each one a hole large enough to take in the roots in their natural position, and with some room to spare. 3. If the soil is thin and poor, plow or dig out at least ten inches of the clay sub-soil and fill up with good, black surface soil from under a tough sod; or take'sod and all and chop up with a spade in the bottom of the ho.le, thus making a rich bed of good, black dirt to set the tree on, and so to work in and cover the roots. 4. Bear in mind tha' if the place where you want to plant your tree is not favorable to growth, that now is the time to make it so—no1 after two or three fruitless attempts and failures. 5. Remember that a tree will be sure to starve and die without plant food and moisture, and tha' this can not be found in or contained by a hard, tough, clayey subsoil. U. Keep in mind the fact that most trees do not require to be planted on prairie soil deeper than three or four inches but a mound of good soil corresponding to the size of the tree and hole shoulc be built up three or four inches higher than the surrounding surface. Cultivate often with horse-power where it is possible, leaving the ground smooth and even to assist in retaining moisture. After July 1st mulch freely with green weeds or half-rotten straw, or cover with a flat rock, or any substance which •will retain moisture in a dry season. Water thoroughly once a week through August, or until rain comes to your relief. You will find in tree-planting, as in nearly every thing el«s, that work thoroughly clone is the most satisfactory and profitable. Never use a spade to dig hole's for planting treu« where a plow can be employed.—Western Rural. Taken Step« Knoupr'i- George—Your mother is married again I hear. Is it that which makes you look so pale and weary? Emma—Yes, I can not go a step-fa- thsr.—Boston Herald. DUMXG the six months ended December 81, 1S90, this country shipped abroad 305,163 cattle, valued at SlG.4S3.G3S! A gain of nearly two million over the same period in 18S9. As A. general rule, hens moved from one place to another will cease laying eggs at least for a few days until they get accustomed to their new quarters. The Parent or Insomnia. The parent of insomnia or wakefulness is in nine cases out o r ten a dyspeptic stomach. Good digestion gives sound sleep, indigestion interferes with. it. The braia and stomach sympathizes. One'of the prominent symptoms of a weak state of the gastric organs is a disturbance of the great nerve entrepot, the brain. Invigorate the stomach, and you restore equilibrium to the great centre. A most reliable medicine for the purpose is Hosteller's Stomach Bitters, which is far preferable to mineral sedative's and powerful narcotics which, though they may for a time exert a soporific influence upon the brain, soon cease to act, and invariably injure the tone of the stomach. 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