Stubborn Facts for Farmers

From the Farmers’ Cabinet.


‘Facts are stubborn things.’

1. A poor farmer will be a poor man.

2. A large manure heap makes a full granary.

3. Intelligence to plan, industry to execute, and economy to preserve — prosperity follows.

4. Ignorance, idleness and waste are followed close in the rear by distress, poverty and want.

5. The interest and happiness of the owner of all domestic animals are prompted by kind treatment, full feeding and cleanliness. Try it.

6. Poor tillage, poor crops.

7. To raise an abundance of grass is the foundation of all good husbandry, and should be the first and last effort of every person who desires to be a successful and prosperous farmer.

8. Plants derive their nutriment from the soil, and every crop removed takes away part of its productive power, which an honest farmer will take pleasure and derive profit from restoring as soon as possible.

9. Those who trespass on the kindly disposition of the soil to produce crops, without making adequate returns to it, are very soon brought to judgment.

10. A wise man will spread neither manure nor his labor over more ground than will enable him to attain a maximum result.

11. Postponing doing right, is doing wrong.

12. A well cultivated garden is the most profitable part of a farmer’s domain.

The Adams Sentinel (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) May 10, 1841

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