WHAT I KNOW OF FARMING:
A SERIES OF
BRIEF AND PLAIN EXPOSITIONS
AS AN ART BASED UPON SCIENCE:
That where the spade is deepest driven,
The best fruits grow."
John G. Whittier.
PUBLISHED BY THE TRIBUNE ASSOCIATION.
written wisely and usefully, in illustration and aid of
Agriculture, from the platform of pure science.
Acquainted with the laws of vegetable growth and life,
they so expounded and elucidated those laws that farmers
apprehended and profitably obeyed them. Others have
written, to equally good purpose, who knew little of
science, but were adepts in practical agriculture,
according to the maxims and usages of those who have
successfully followed and dignified the farmer's
calling. I rank with neither of these honored classes.
My practical knowledge of agriculture is meager, and
mainly acquired in a childhood long bygone; while, of
science, I have but a smattering, if even that. They are
right, therefore, who urge that my qualifications for
writing on agriculture are slender