Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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-penses of such a home, of course, vary according to thefamily and its habits. I have not hesitated to use my own experience by way ofevidence. Such a place as described can not be recommendedas possible for those who will not be alert, and whose educa-tion has come short of educating the will; much less can itbe recommended to any one who wishes simply to be fed bvnature, without attentive labor. Such a spot excludes allthought of rental and tenancy; conferring upon itself thatglorious title home—a permanent abiding-place, wherethe soul may grow and twine its tentacles about every tree.and a thought about every growth. The drift country-ward is now met by the trolley, the rural free mail-deliveryand the telephone. These give to the farmer all the ad-vantages of city life and something over. We shall prob-ably see all of our hills covered with such hippy homes, anda suburbanism covering the whole land. 4o AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS January, 1907 Preserving the Eggs By A. S. Atkinson
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jE TOOK to poultry-raising like a duck towater when we secured possession of oursuburban home. There was only an acre ofland around the house, which had to serveas a flower-garden, orchard, kitchen-garden,and poultry-yard. But our ideas of poultrywere somewhat exalted. We had no love for the commonbarn-yard birds. We chose the aristocrats of the flock—fancy poultry, if you please. They came high at first, and a little later they proved dearinvestments, for half of them died the first year and most ofthe fancy eggs which we purchased failed to hatch. Wesecured more eggs, with guarantees attached to them, andrestocked with more choice old birds. Experience had taughtus how to avoid some of the common mistakes of beginners,and we had less sickness and anxiety of mind. But after two years of such work we gradually driftedback to the common idea. Fancy poultry are fine for show,but after all good, fresh eggs count more. So we slowlyreplaced our expensive, birds with good layers. We soon
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