favourably for favourably Appropriation for Maryland Agricultural College $95,000. Good Roads Movement 1,500,0000. or more Approved.
Sustained leave to delegates Country Life Commission 15,000 ([[Walker?]] of [[?] [?]] School of Technology at Johns Hopkins. 1,500,000. sustain [[m this?]] Favorable. Normal School, 15000. Favorably.
and no market for it but at the prevailing prices the value of the wood that a fire place will consume will heat a good sized house if burned in a furnace or in stoves. After a bountiful supper served by our hostess, assisted by her mother, sisters and friends we again took our places before that cheerful fireplace piled high with those big logs that looked like they might last well into the next day. As wehave had no previous meetings at this place, some one was throughtful and kind enough to send a copy of the last minutes if the Senior Club held here during the lifetime of Samuel P. Thomas, Sr. on Feb. 6th. 1892, 19 years ago. Then the minutes of the last meeting of the Club, held at Willow Heights, were read and approved. our Hoat has counted the meetings of the Club as recorded in the minute books and finds this last one to be the 559th, he also read us some extracts from and notes in tge meetings of years ago, which were very interesting and were ordered spread in full on the minutes of the Club.
QUESTIONS. S. P. Thomas Moved and it was adopted that the Club place $5.00 at the discretion of the coming poultry and Pigeon show for premiums. S. P. T. Would it be practical to plant peach seeds in the ground where you want the tree and bud them in place? Was advised to plant the seeds in the seeds in the nursery row and bud and transplant. C. E. Bond. What is cow- pea ansd sorghum hay worth in the shock? $10. Arthur Stabler. Would advise to buy cattle with only fodder for long feed? It was thought possible with heavy cattle and stable feeding to make some profit. A.S. How much cold will Mcormick potatoes stand? As low as 25.
A. S. States that potatoes in the garden covered with straw seem better than those cultivated. R. B. Thomas. How to handle cow-pea and sorghum hay? by slipping or by loading on the wagon and hauling in? Experience with both methods was given. And opinons were about equally divided between putting it in the mow and ricking outside. E. P. Thomas. Would you sow rye at this season? Yes. W. P. T. Would it be advisable to lime farm again after interval of 8 - 10 years? Yes. R. R. Moore. Didi not get over 5pks. rye on field recently sowed Would you sow more on it? No. Maurice Bentley. Would you put lime on crimson clover sod or after plowing same for corn? Six would put clover and seven after plowing. W. H. Gilpin. Which is better lime gas-house or stone? Both have given good results. Most seem to favor stone lime. A. G. Thomas. What is it worth per acre to put in grain on corn land? $1.50 per A. A. M. Stabler. What is the price of good corn in the field? $2.75. J. C. Bentley. Would you offer the owner $1.00 each for chickens that are destroying crop? Yes. J.C.B. Would you use basic slag in corn? analysis 170/0 phos. acid and 400/0 lime? Yes. R. R. Moore. Would you sow crimson clover on summer fallow instead of wheat with grass seed and follow with corn, rye and cow-peas? Yes. some would omit the rye. It was suggested to sow some alfalfa seed with timothy when sowed by itself so as to get all the farm inoculated and then use no other colver seed. R. R. M. Would you sow rye in the cow-pea stubble? No. Adjourned to meet at Ammersley next regular time. T.J.Lea and C. E. Bond, Sec'ys.
Amersley Dec. Wed. 2. 1911
The Enterprise Club was called to order about the usual time by Malcolm Farquhar Pres. pro. tem.
Our secretary being absent & finding available timber very scarce, Thos. J. Lea was named for the evening.
This being one of the shortest days of the year our walk was necessarily limted. Our host has done more in the use of cement than any of our members; we were shown some posts for wire fence that appeared to be well suited to take the place of wood. The cost would depend so much on getting sand and gravel. A pair of reinforced concrete gate posts planted near the barn looked strong and durable but some thought they should be fully five feet in the ground to hold them in place.
As usual for this dry season we saw very little hay in the barn. The corn houses were full of excellenet corn. Cows in good condition, stable clean and neat, a truck for feeding saves much labor. At the hog pens we saw some fine hogs & shoots for next year. Those to be killed were ready now. Here too cement was much in evidence - by this time it was so dark we had to return to the house.
On passing we should notice the general neat appearnace of the farm especially where so many vehicles are kept to find all carefully housed and so few implements lying around to be destroyed by the weather.
The minutes of the previous meeting held at this farm were read also those of last month. At this time we were invited to supper. On returning to business we found
Amersley Dec 2, 1911 Con.
The following memberss were absent. Wm Canby, C. E. Bond, S.P. Thomas, B.H. Miller + Maurice L. Bentley. With us as guests were J.W. Jones, Mr. Cook, M.O. Stabley, Albert Stabler, Frederic, Stabler, Warwick M. Stabler John Thomas W. W. Moore, H.H. Milly, B.W. Palmer + W.W. Moore Jr. Our host read a paper prepred by senator Blain I'm looking toward getting some aid for our dairymen of this and adjoining state after much discussion this queston was left as before, in most unsatisfactory condition. A committee of three was appointed to act with a similar comm. from other clubs to arrange for the farmers convention - E.P. Thomas, Newton Stabler and O.L. Gilpin - A. M. Stabler was requested to collect + forward to Reuben Brighart $5.00 for the Poultry show.
1st After this years failure of potatoes when ought we to plant next year? A part early and part after June 15.
2nd G.A Wilson asks what to charge to winter three two year old colts. 7 to 8 dollars each
3rd How much for good fall pasture for same colts without grain. $10.00 for M.
4th J.W. Jones wishes to know whether to continue to use Oxen on his farm. This question caused much interesting discussion. Most all think they will pay well on a large farm if well fattened when young.
5th My ice pond is full of mud, with a heavy growth of cat tails? What shall I do at this late date? Cut and remove all cat-tails, fill with water. Next year when dry,