The mystery of husbandry: or, arable, pasture, and wood-land improved Containing the whole art and mystery of agriculture or husbandry, in bettering and improving all degrees of land, fertilizing the barrenest soil, recovering it from weeds, bushes, briars, rushes, flags, overflowings of salt or unwholsom waters, to bear good corn, or become meadow or pasture. Directions for marling, dunging, mudding, sanding, flowing, trenching, and other methods of improving land to the best advantage. Proper times for sowing, chusing good seed, and ploughing; with the description of useful ploughs suitable to the different forts of ground, &c. How to keep corn, and other pulse, from being destroyed by birds, vermin, lightning, mildew, blasts, smuttiness, cold winds, &c. Harvestwork, inning or stacking, &c. The best graineries for preserving corn and pulse, &c. How to know smutty or washed corn from others. Proper tools for husbandry and day-labour computed. ... To which is added, The countryman's almanack. By Leonard Meager.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Meager, Leonard, 1624?-1704?
Format: Electronic eBook
Published: London : printed by W. Onley, and are to be sold by Will. Majore, bookseller, in Newport, Cornwall, 1697.
Series:Early English books online.
Online Access:CONNECT