Club Minutes: Enterprise Farmers Club, 1878-1891

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Enterprise Club -Book no. 3 2nd month 16th 1878

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The enterprise cub met at the house of Wm. W Moore 2nd mo. 16, 1878 After a pleasant chat in the house we went out to examine the farm, but did not extend our walk very far, the ice house was nearly full & keeping The barn next claimed our attention in the stables of which we saw the Fine herd of cows that make this the cream farm of Sunday Spring. The meat house created some amusement From the wife said dishorning propensities of some of our members, the pit in the floor for making fire in was said to work well On our walk we were shown a strip of grass killed out by the application of german Potash, the only case in our club of its having done either good or harm. It was proposed that we should meet at 4 oclock. 1. What are fouls worth Ans. Av 5 1/2 cents 2. Is there risk in feeding a springing heifer bran, one peck per day A. Feed well. but not so much meal or some potatoes would be good, 3. What kind of fertilizer to use on corn to get a set of clover, seed sown after working, Lime to used A. 3 say IXL 6 say dissolved bone.

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4. Shall I keep a cow with a lump on her jaw. A. Sell 5. Shall I dry cows & feed for good beef, or sell for rough beef A. 7 would keep & 4 sell 6. What should I do with two acres of sedge to get it in grass with the wheat field A. Sow seed & top dress 7. A couple of tenant houses with four grown women in one of them. Are other people troubled in the same way & what shall I do. A. The majority would move them out. 8. Should the turnpike company charge when the road is blocked with snow A. No 9. I have a young cow 2nd calf sick Is there such a disease a hollow horn A. the knowing ones think it relieves them to bore or saw the horns. 10. Will a barrack keep clover hay A. Yes but not reccomended for convenience. 11. What proportion of food shall I buy, of meal & mill feed A. 7 say 1/3 meal & 2 say 1/4 12. How shall I plant hedge, one or two rows A. Two rows 13. Has the failure of clover been from dry weather or has there not been lime or bone enough in the soil. A. Dry weather.

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4 14. Should lime heaps be covered. A. Not necessary when rounded up but should be protected from water at the bottom. Adjourned to meet at Arthur Stablers 3 mo 16 1878 W S Bond Sec

The Enterprise club met at Harewood 3 mo 16 1878 We had as guest E C Gilpin, Gilbert Smith W m Stabler and B Gilpin Stabler. After reading the minutes of the last meeting here we proceeded to examine the farm. The farm was looked at, but not through as much as usual. Two very fine fields of wheat were seen on our way to the field being plowed for corn. The effect of lime in setting clover was shown, the limed land being well set and the unlimed comparatively bare, with rather the best chance. Returning to the house, the following questions were answered, JoS T Moore, brought a lot of potatoes from the Agricultural Department which were given to W M Stabler and C H Brooke to plant.

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