24 Della Brooke 7-27-1912 569 especially concerning the care of mares before and after foaling. He prefers the percheron for heavy draft and aims to have his stock weigh about 1650 at 3 to 4 years. That of course is larger than is desirable in this neighborhood but is the size mostly used in the middle west. Mr. Hogg's talk was the more enjoyed because of the straightforward way in which he gave use the benefit of his years of experience in raising good horses.
J. Janney has two good mares for sale
B.H. Miller is told that by pruning, cultivating and manuring and by picking green fruit, he might change the bearing season of an apple tree
T.B.S. wanted all who could to go to Baltimore before the road commission, with the view of getting more road improvements in our section
A.M.S. is advised to sow timothy alone about the 20th of August and to [1 bu?] of seed to from 4 to 6 acres.
No one seemed to know whether second crop alsyke would be of any very great use to Wm Gilpin either for seed or hay
F. Stabler is told that the Giant Pacal & Boston Market are two excellent varieties of winter celery.
It was thought best for R.R. Moore wait 3 weeks before thrashing wheat which had been housed for 3 weeks even tho it was dry and ripe.
Della Brooke Con 7-27-191 569 25 Alb Stabler asked what to seed his cornfield too and naturally most everyone said alfalfa, but finding that the field was not ready for that crop uer, C. clover or timothy with some alfalfa in it was suggested.
C.P.T. is told that from 6 to 8 inches in depth was desirable in plowing for wheat but that the average farm hand seldom went below 5 inches. Worth 40 [symbol for cents] and [how?] for a [three?] horse plow team.
Adjourned to meet at T. Lemar Jacksons 8-24-191 SP Thomas Secy pro. tem.
26 Questions. I Our host was advised to sow his alfalfa now and run the risk of not T. L. J. [illegible?]ing a rain, by most of the members tho' some thought it best to wait
II M.L.B. is advised to write to the Supt of Agriculture as to what is eating the leaves of his young apple trees.
T.J.L. asks what will prevent worms from eating his strawberries and is told to use feritilizer in place of manure and he will not be as much worried with them
Wm Jackson's cousin is advised to line his ice house with [splits chestnutst?] and to make the house round, tho many preferred a cement house which in his case seemed preferable.
S.P.T. is told to plow grounds for timothy before he plows for wheat. Also he is told that on a rental place his landlord is supposed to furnish this grass seed but this is not always the case.
WmCos advised not to spray his [?] this fall unless the [illegible?] is very bad.
G.A.W. was doing the right thing [every?] one thought to my yearling stock cattle 15 keep [our?]
R.R.N. is advised to sow winter oats with corn [illegible?] clover
N.S. asked if his [illegible?] done well. I have a man who worked for him sent to jail for causing a disturbance? He was highly [illegible?] for having taken the trouble and expense of leaving it there
M.J.S. is advised to mow his wheat [stalk?] and save the clover. He is also told that [take cabin tistel?] milk will not bring a higher price than the[un[illegible?] unless sold to a special customer
M.O.S. asked if he should try to dry up a heifer and was told not to do it.
After a pleasant meeting adjourned to Plainfield 9-28-1912 M. L. Bentley Sect'y
571 27 No minutes of Plainfield meeting held 9-28-1912 could be found.
572 Mt Airy 10-19-1912 We has a large and interesting meeting the Club at Mt. Airy.
The absent members were Malcom Farquhar & Charlie Bond.
The many guest were Clifton Thomas, A.G. Thomas. Fred Thomas, Frederick Stabler Bentley Thomas, M. L. Fussell, Frank Hallowell, John Thomas, Charlie Brooke, Robert Miller, Dr. Thomas, Philip T. Stabler, Reuben Bingham, William Boyce, [J?]annick Stabler and John C. Bentley.
Clarence Gilpin was appointed foreman of the walk at the farm, our host showed us the [depradatives?] of an insect which had bored into the timbers and weakened them. He asked us to observe this, as he wished to ask the advise of the members later on. We next looked at his wheat field which was already coming up and then visited the [big?] pen which contained one good sized pig of the kind usually raised at Mt. Airy. Our host told us he had been afraid to raise more this year as the choloera had killed many of his neighbors hogs. The vegetable garden showed a good supply of winter vegetable. The [salisfy?] was very large and vigorous and was [pulled?] up
28 Mt. Airy 10-19-1912 a few stalks to find out the quality of the roots. There were still many tomatoes on the splended vines, this garden seems to always produce, [and?] everything seems to show richness and good cultivation.
After a bountiful supper we adjourned to the parlor and proceeded with the regular business.
Questions. B.H.M. wished to know the best place to keep pumpkins? He was told to keep them above the ground at a warm temperature about 70 [symbol for degrees] preferable. He also wished to know in what way to stop the ravages of the insect which has been boring into the timbers of his barn and [until?] it be safe to [illegible?] in the barn? He was advised to [illegible?] the barn in every place possible [illegible] them after mowing the crops, paint or spray the barn wiith white wash and kerosine or carbolic acid.
A.G. T. asked if he should roll or rub down a wheat field which is cloddy? He was told that in consideration of the fact that the seed was drilled in deeply, it would be better to leave it as it is and let the clods melt down. He also wished to know with what to fill in hot bed? He was told to fill it with sandy loam with manure & leaves.
A.S. was advised to sell his wheat now and not hold it. He was also told to buy enough stock cattle to eat up the roughage on hand but as few as possible
R.B.T was advised to sew one buschel [& thus?]