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THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 1930.
I FACTS FOR
rHATHAM COUNTY AUGUST
Things to Be Done This Month
plan now to plant an abundance
0 f winter legume? for soil improve
ment- This is the most economical
va y to increase the fertility of the
? °Do not pull fodder. It is ex
tremely disagreeable work, and aside
from "being an expensive practise,
it cuts the yield of corn.
Clean off weeds from all terraces,
ditch banks, and other places to
prevent them from seeding if pos
sible - . . *
v Agricultural Engineering
The side delivery rake and hay
loader are lobor saving machines
that provide means for curing
For rat proof storage buildings for
corn and other grains, consider the
metal structure and concrete founda
Watch feed adjustment on dust
ing machines, in order that the dust
may not be wasted and in order
to give an even distribution.
Feed sows that will farrow within
the next six weeks more liberally
than the rest of the herd, and try
to make them more gentle through
Cull out the swine herd and
market the culls in September, for
the price should be higher then
Turn hogs on soy beans for
grazing when the beans are 12
Breed the ewes for spring lambs
allowing 30 ewes for one ram.
Change pastures for sheep fre
Treat sheep for stomach worms.
Pasture idle horses and mules.
Get together hay for winter.
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Mow the pastures to keep grass
tender and the weeds down.
Maintain the milk flow by tem
porary grazing of Sudan grass or
Millet or by cutting green feed.
Plan winter grazing crops. Pur
chase seed and decide where to
Deliver milk products promptly
and keep them cool.
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Do not force the pullets into
production too early.
Clean and disinfect the laying
house before using.
Free pullets from internal and
external parasites before housing.
Cull the non-producer.
WINTER FEED, PASTURE AND
SOIL IMPROVING CROPS
It Is Time to Begin Thinking About
Winter Feed Crops, and the
Various Mixtures Giv£n Below
Will be Found to he Adapted to
Mixture 1 For Hay
One and one half bu. oats, one
bu. barley, one peck wheat, fifteen
pounds vetch; per aere.
Mixture 2 For Hay
One bu. barley, one and one
half bu. oats, thirty pounds vetch.
I Back Yard Kronies .
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Back Yard Kronies
Edited by N. C. SHIVER, County A*t. j
Mixture 3 For Hay
One bu. wheat, one bu. barley,
twenty pounds vetch.
For Grazing to be Seeded Sept. 15
One bu. Abruzzi rye and one bu.
of barley. . ~
For Soil Improvement
Twenty-five pounds of vetch, six
pecks Abruzzi rye.
Unhulled Crimson Clover, 35
pounds per acre.
The above mixtures should be
fertilized with 200 or 300 pounds
per acre of 8-4-4 or 10-4-4. Applica
tions of one ton or more per acre
f ground limestone will pay under
all clover, hay, and pasture crops.
“God certainly made the Caro
lines a Paradise for Poultry farm
ing.”—Dr. E. €. Branson.
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What do you mean “useless land”
when timber will grow well with a
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To be proud of the home garden
in fall and winter, one must plan
and plant in the midsummer.
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Why shouldn’t North Carolina
cows fill the big milk pail that
North Carolinians drink dry each
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Empty wagons are always the
noisiest, but my! how they rattle
when on the way to town for feeds
and foods that the farm might
* • *
Frank Farmer says; “I have
found that the right kind of pack
age lowers shipping costs and dam
age loss on my truck crops.”
SERIOUS SHORTAGE OF GRASS
AND FEED CROPS IN WEST
ERN N. C. AND VIRGINIA
It has developed that there is
a serious shortage of grass and other
feeds in the beef cattle sections of
Western North Carolina and in
Virginia. Cattle growers will have
to reduce their herds considerably
and since most of the feeder stock
from Western North Carolina has
moved into Virginia for finishing,
this market is now cut off.
In order that these cattle may
be moved it has been suggested
that since there is a considerable
increase inthe feed available in
certain sections of North Carolina
that the County Agents in these
sections canvass their county in an
effort to bring these cattle into
their sections for winter feeding.
A survey is to be made of the
number, age, breed and price of the
cattle that will have to be moved
soon. As soon as this survey is
completed, farmers in this county
will be given additional information.
There will be among these cattle
a considerable number of heifers of
breeding age and younger which can
be used for grade breeding stock
to good advantage. Most of these
cattle are Hereford, Angus and
While we are none too long
on feed in Chatham county at the
present time, still there ft a pros
pect for considerable surplus rough
age and corn this winter and fall,
and farmers in this county who
have excess native or prepared
pasture that is in fairly good shape
will find it to their advantage to
winter some of these cattle, to sell
» and keep for breeding purposes.
There is no reason why beef cattle
► should not be successfully grown out
, in this county, and farmers will
possibly be able to buy these cattle
at a great sacrifice on the part of
: the breede,. Any farmer interested
in purchasing any of these beef
cattle are asked to get in touch
i with the County Agent.
FARM TOUR SCHEDULE
Following is the route of the
: Chatham County Farm Tour, Au
■ gust 18-26;
First day—Leave Pittsboro the
morning of the 18th, inspection and
tour of the Tobacco Experimental
Farm at Oxford. Night will be
spent in camp at Henderson, N. C.
Second day—August, 19. Early
start from Henderson. Two hour
tour of battle grounds around Rich
mond. Visits to points of farming
interest. Arrive Washington, D. C.
Third day, Aug. <2O. Tour Wash
ington, the capitol, Union Station,
National Cathedral, Arlington and
Arlington farm (Govt, farm), Tomb
of Unknown Soldier, bureau of
Printing an<jf Engraving. Night will
be free to go to Glen Echo Park
or Fox Theatre.
Fourth day, Aug. 21. Morning,
city sight seeing, visiting; Lincoln
Memorial, Washington Monument,
Museums, Foreign Embassies etc.
Afternoon, boat trip to Mt. Ver
non, inspection of U. S. D. A.
Fifth day, Aug. 22. Early start
for Gettysburg, Pa. Two hour visit
to Naval Academy at Annapolis.
The crowd will move on via Balti
more and Westminister to Gettys
burg. The Government Dairy Farm
at Beltsville, (Maryland, will be
visited enroute. Reach Gettysburg
iSixth day. This day will be spent
in seeing the historic spots of the
Gettysburg battleground. Guides will
describe the battles.
Seventh day, Aug. 24. Leave
early for Endless Caverns, Va.
through the Valley of Virginia.
Stock farms will be visited enroute.
The night will be spent at the beau
tiful camping grounds near Endless
Eight day, Aug. 25. Early start
for home via Natural Bridge. Visits
to points of Agricultural interest
will be made enroute.
The total cost of this tour, includ
ing travel, meals and lodging is
only $25. Send in your reservation
Timely Chatham County Farm
If you are bothered with plant
lice on cotton, one application of
ten pounds to the acre of nicotine
or tobacco dust applied in the duster
will rid your cotton of these trou
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The big question on some farms
at the present time, seems to be
“to dust or not to dust.” Let’s set
tle this question once and for all
time. Farmers who poisoned, using
the mopping method when cotton
was small, got results. However, the
stage at which cotton could be
mopped successfully has long passed,
but it is still not too late to dust.
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THE CHATHAM RECORD, PITTSBORO, N. C
THE COW ID VERY NECESSARY
Even if cotton does sell for a low
price this fall, it behooves us to
make every effort to get our money
out of the present crop. Then, if
you decide to make this your last
year of cotton growing, well and
good; but let’s try to get our fer
tilizer, labor and seed money out
of the present crop. The only way
to do this is to dust regularly and
Chatham Farmers Hear Mr. W. V.
Hays Speak on Profitable
Last Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday, some seventy-five farmers
met at the farms of N. J. Dark,
O. L. Lambert, J. F. Duncan, J. I.
Lindley and H. A. Harrington and
heard talks made by Mr. W. V. Hays
of the office of swine extension of
State College, on “The Care and
Feeding of H-ogs for Profitable
Mr. Hays explained methods of
fattening hogs on self feeds with a
well balanced ration mixture con
sisting of corn, fish meal and shorts.
He also showed that hogs could be
brought to 200-225 pounds at six
months of age. Hogs fattened by
this method showed the feeders a
profit, whereas with the same
amount ©f feed fed through a period
of 12 months, hogs only gained 100
pounds. The limiting factor in
pork production, -Mr. Hays contin
ued, Is the cost of production of
com. He stated that the more corn
made per acre, the more profit can
be expected from this corn fed to
hogs. Records on 112 head of hogs
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fed out last year by ten Chatham
county farmers were brought out at
these meetings. These records
showed that these farmers averaged I
$1.74 per bushel for corn fed to j
these hogs, after paying for all
purchased and home grown feeds.
As a result of these meetings, |
Chatham farmers will feed out sev- •
eral carloads of hogs by this method
this fall and winter.
Mexican Jumping Bean
The first start in life of this
Bean is from a flower or blossom,
which blooms on a smal tree. From
this blossom it materializes into life
enclosed in a cone or shell, resembl
ing that of a chestnut. At a certain .
season of the year, it becomes ripe
or gains its full capacity of strength»
and falls from the tree, kicking
itself free from the cone- or shell
in which there are always three,
Scientists are unable to give any
reasonable explanation for what pur
pose nature created this curious
From the inception of this flower,
they are born, live and) die in their
own shell and maintain life and
are .active from 6 to 10 months.
There is no real value attached to |
this curious Bean, only as a nov- j
elty. However, it is glaimed by some
of the natives to be a very rich
morsel of food for the Gila Monster, i
You will find this bean to be very (
sensitive to the sudden change in i
temperature, for instance, placing;
them in the palm of your hand, you I
will notice they lie still for a mo- ‘
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ment, but when they realize ybitt
are not going to crush them and
the temperature of your hand be
! comes" suitable to them, they at
, once become very active by jump
. ing up and down.
One of oldest Gambling Games
lin history is yet played by the
•natives with the use of this little
Bean. Each person (as many as
like) lays down a coin of any de
nomination and each person hold
ig a Bean will place it on his coin,
all at a given signal. The first Bean
jumping off the coin is winner of
all the balance. This is one Fair and
Square Game and is enjoyed by all
This Bean is found, in the tropics
in the remote part of a mountain
ous country at a high altitude.
f Trees bearing the Bean this yea*,
'in one locality, may not pos-ibly
bear again in three of four years.
Hence the scarcity of this myste ious
I little Bean, makes it impossible to
get them in very large q j ant: ties
A small sprinkling of water every
few days, makes them more active
and prolongs their life.
Juryman—l beg to he exceed,
Your Honor. I owe a man $lO and
as he is leaving for a long trip
| abroad I want to catch him before
! he gets on the train, uik! pay him
the $lO. It may be my last change.
Judge—You a e excused, I don’t
want anybody on the juy who can
lie like that. —The Pathfinder.
Keep therefore the wo ds of this
covenant, and do them, that ye may
prosper in all that ye do. —Moses.
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