Dateline: 6 March 2015
With that in mind, I've spent the last couple of weeks working to assemble 68 Farmer's Calendar almanac essays that were originally published between the years 1825 and 1900. All of these essays were for the month of March, which is, of course, the month we are now in.
These monthly essays, written for the farmers of pre-grid America, are a multi-faceted resource for better understanding the agrarian culture of that era. The collected essays for March contain some how-to information (for example, you will learn exactly how to treat an inflamed cow udder to prevent garget and "the loss of glands"—without modern medications), but reading them is more of a historical investigation into a way of life that is now virtually extinct.
If you are the kind of person who enjoys visiting living history museums (as I do), and you are curious to learn more about how common rural people used to think and live in the the 1800's, you will appreciate this new resource.
The Farmer's Calendar excerpts for March are now available as a PDF download at Agriphemera.com. The download is selling for only a dollar, but that reduced price is only in effect until next Monday (March 9th). CLICK HERE to learn more.
Also, while you are at Agriphemera.com, be sure to check out the many old how-to downloads that will be available in the coming months. I'll start offering them next week, beginning with "Dressing And Packing Turkeys For Market." All new downloads will sell for only a dollar for the first four days after they are introduced.
It is not my intention to post here about every new download I bring to Agriphemera.com. Therefore, if you have an interest in any of the upcoming products, be sure to sign up at the web site to get e-mail notices when new products are introduced.
The one exception I'll make is when the capon downloads go on sale. I've been fascinated with capons for a long time and have some great how-to caponizing resources for understanding and learning this important homestead skill from days gone by.
|This intriguing picture, from the |
"Beuoy Bow Capon Book"
of 1917 will be part of a future
Agriphemera pdf download.
Click the picture for a larger view.