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Sandy Spring Museum at Mar 16, 2021 05:17 PM

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Nov 20th 1869

The club met at Falling Green. The
afternoon being very rainy & disagreeable we could muster but
ten, of our members, and but few guests. Our walk was very
short, extending to a new granary erected since our last visit,
and to the hog pen, the hogs looked well and ought to improve
fast, if they always get as much corn as on the present
occasion. Our host regretted not being able to show his colts
& young cattle, they were reported to be doing very well.
We saw a portion of the Wheat field which appeard to be very
badly washed. it was sown before the heavy October rains,
the grain looked better than the average this season owing to
early sowing. Our host brought in Samples of his leading
crops, which was thought a very good plan. His oats especially,
was worthy of note being raised from Pennsylvania seed
after a pleasant social Chat on various subjects the following
questions were asked & answered.

1st What has been the most profitable crop during the last
2 years?
Ans. Hay.

2d E. P. Thomas wishes to know what to do with his thin field
Ans. advised to sow grass, either with oats next
spring or with Rye this fall.

3d What is it worth to winter a colt on hay alone
Ans $3.00 (5) $4. (1) $2.50 (2)

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