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justify. About the 20th of June, I finished planting three acres of white beans, two of corn, pumpkins and garden vegetables, and half an acre of potatoes; and later, say about the 1st of July, I sowed about two and a half acres of buckwheat.

“In the autumn I harvested the following crops, worth, in the market at home, the prices annexed:

35 bushels of beans, at $2..

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66

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Corn with the fodder......

Pumpkins, cabbages, tomatoes, melons, sweet potatoes, &c.......

Total........

$150 00

"This, it strikes me, was a tolerably fair result. I did not expect to do much, as the season was so far advanced when I commenced; yet I haye demonstrated to my own satisfaction, that with a good season next year, and fair prices in the fall, I can make my little farm of ten acres bring me $300— besides growing an indefinite number of young fruit trees; and that too without going beyond mere ordinary farm crops.

buckwheat, at 70 cents..................... .................................... .........................
potatoes, at 40 cents...

H. H. Hendrick, Esq., of Batavia, Kane Co., calculates the value of a farm of 160 acres, as follows:

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"A small farm would be worth more per acre, with the same improvements, than a very large one. For example, take 160 acres, purchased at $10 per

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"It is probable that the fence may be built for a little less than $1 per rod; but as I have made no allowance for cross fences, yards, &c., and calculated only half of three sides, and one whole side for the road, I think the excess of price will not more than pay the expense of building the necessary fences inside. I have also left sixty acres for meadow and pasture. If the purchaser have means to make the necessary improvements, or most of them, I think he would do well to settle on such lands."

The "Prairie Farmer," of February 14th, 1856, contains a very detailed account of the management of a farm, by Mr. Wm. P. West, of Blackberry, Kane Co. This account, which has but this present

moment been published, was originally intended for the Agricultural Society, of Kane Co. The farm of Mr. West containing 240 acres, this account deserves particular notice, because of its comprising all the branches of rural economy. The account is herewith subjoined:

1852.

23 ACRES,

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$34 50
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June. To breaking 23 acres, 3 inches deep, at $1 50 per acre
Aug.-To 8 days cross ploughing, 4 inches deep, at $2....
Sept. 1st.-To 46 bu. Soule's seed wheat, at 75c. per bu.........
"2 days' work sowing the same, at $1.......

34 50
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12 00

34 50

"6 days' work harrowing, at $2 per day..........
"cost harvesting 23 acres, at $1 50 per acre......
"threshing 690 bu. at 8c. per bu.......
"hauling the same to market, at 2c............

55 20

13 80

$202 50

CR. $655 50 202 50

$453 00

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1853.

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1852.

17 ACRES WHEAT ON CORN Ground.

Aug. 20.-To sowing 14 days, at $1 per day.......
66 "35 bu. Soule's seed wheat, at 75c..........
Aug. 20.-To 4 days' work, man, horse and shovel plough, at
$150 per day..

"2 days' work, man, horse, and small harrow, at
$1 50 per day.

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"6 days' work, hoeing in wheat around hills........................
"cost harvesting 17 acres, at $1 50 per acre.....
"threshing 394 bu., at 8c. per bu........

carting 214 bu. to market, at 2c. per bush.........

1852.

By 221 bu. per acre, 394 bushels.

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214 bu. sold at 95c. per bu

،، 180 bu. sold at farm, at $1 per bush.

$8 80
19 70

Cost..............................

Net profit, 17 acres........

Cost per acre....................................

acre......

Net profit per acre............................................

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$1 50 26 25

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$104 80

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$203 30 180 00

$383 30 104 80

$278 50

1853.

April 15.-To 5 days' ploughing, at $2..

"4 days' harrowing, at $2.

"36 bu. oats for seed, and 1 day's work at $1......
"threshing, $42-harvesting, $18.......

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1852.

92 ACRES SPRING WHEAT.

Sept.-To 5 days' ploughing, 8 inches deep, at $2........ "19 bu. Rio seed wheat, at 75c........

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1853.

March 25.-1 day sowing the same.......

Total cost.

Net profit...

12 ACRES OF OATS.

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1853.

By 9 acres, 24 bu. per acre, 228 bu., at $1......
Cost......

Net profit...
Cost

3 days' work harrowing, at $2.............

Cost harvesting 9 acres, at $1 50 per acre..................
Cost threshing 228 bu. 8c.....

To carting the same to market at 2c.............

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Cost per acre........................
acre...

Net profit per acre.........................

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1852.

Sept. To ploughing 1 day
To 4 bu. seed, 50c.....

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To sowing and harrowing, 1 day.
To harvesting the same.......
To threshing 50 bu. rye, 8c.........
To carting the same to market, 2c

Total cost.

per acre....

Net profit per acre.

2 ACRES WINTER RYE.

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1852.

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$7 33
14 54

$7 20
16 81

$6.50
4 55

DR.

$10 00 8.00

10 00

60 00

$88 00

CR. $262 50

88 00

$174 50

DR. $10 00 14 25

100 6 00

14 25

18 24

4 56

$68 30 CR. $228 00 68 30

$159 70

DR.

$2.00

2.00

2.00

3 75

4. 00

1 00

$14 75 CR.

$25 00 14 75

10 25

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1853.

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April.-To 2 days' ploughing, at $2..
To 12 bu. seed at 40c....

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To 1 day's work sowing same..............

To 1 day's work harrowing, at 2$

To harvesting 5 acres, at $1 50..............................................
To carting 182 bu. to market, 2c......
Threshing the same, 8c.........

Net profit........

Total cost

1853.

By 5 acres, 33 bu. 3 qts. per acre, 180 bu., 40c..........
Cost.....

Cost per acre ....

Net profit per acre......................................................................

5 ACRES BARLEY.

To 281 acres ploughing, at $1 per acre......................

To 5 days' harrowing, at $2......

To 4 bu. seed corn, 75c.......

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To 9 days' planting, 7s......

To 26 days' cultivating corn, $1 25........

Net profit........

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To 12 days' hoeing, 88c.

To 57 days' husking, $1.

Shelling and marketing 1710 bu. at 4c................................ .....................

Total cost.......

1853.

To cost of raising..

28 ACRES COrn ground.

One half of this was fall ploughed, the balance timothy sod, broke May 1st, 1852, 7 inches deep. Cost of tending about the same as fall ploughing.

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ONE HUNDRED AND THREE SHEEP.

To cutting and stacking 25 tons hay, at $1....................
To feeding 30 bu. corn, 50c....

To feeding and salt

To washing and shearing sheep, and marketing wool......................

Total cost......

Cost...........

By 103 fleeces, average 3 lbs. 10 oz. 373 lbs., at 46c.........
By 53 lambs at $1 25......

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Net profit......

25 bu. apples, $1............

8 bu. peaches, $1

5 swarms bees, $5.........
50 lbs. honey, 12дc...........
24
turkeys, 50c...
60 chickens, 12 c...

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Net profit.........

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Dr. To fatting one sow and four pigs, 80 bu. corn at 50c.........
Cr. By 1500 lbs. pork, at 5c. per lb..

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TWENTY-ONE ACRES TIMOTHY SEED.

Dr. To harvesting, threshing, and cleaning.
Cr. By 84 bu., at $2 per bu.....

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DR.

$25.00

15 00

10 00

10 00

$60 00

CR.

$171 58 66 25

$237 83 60 00

$177 83

DR. $25.00 12.50

10 50

$47 00

CR. $150 00 47 00

$103 00 40 00 75.00

$35 00 25.00

8.00

25 00

6 25

12 00 7 50

$83 75 10 00

$73 75

$45 00 168 00

$123 00

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