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May Day Possibilities.
Very soon tho children will bo say
ing, "Tomorrow 1b May day; can't we
have a party t" and If you aro a duti
ful, obliging mother you will Bay
"yes, Indeed, but, begin your prepara
tions this minute." So they will get
tissue paper and braid It Into neat
baskets; If they can get tho rope
crepe paper bo much tho better. Then
they will scurry oft to hunt wild flow
ers, place them In water over night,
all ready for tho early May day morn
ing filling, then thoy'U hang them on
tho door bells and run away. Tucked
Inside thero may be love notes and
even tiny gifts.
Perhaps you will plan for a costume
pageant with a May queen, recalling
You must wako and call me early,
call mo early, mother dear;
Tomorrow'U bo the happiest tlmo of
all tho glad Now Year
Of all tho glad New Year, mother, the
maddest, merriest day;
For I'm to bo Queea o tho May, moth
er, I'm to- be Queen of tho May.
Most children know how to dance,
so you can have a group of milk
maldH, Scotch highlanders, English
shcphcrdo8ses, Roman maids with
pipes and garlands, dainty Japanese,
and Robin Hood with his merry men.
Crepo paper and cambric will make
the costumes, and girls of twelve and
over can do much townrdo making
their ewn, as I know from experience
that they love to do It. Dressing up and
"mako believe," come perfectly nntur
al to children, and they thoroughly
love plays with action. It Is great fun
to wind a May pole and not difficult,
trfther, to braid the gay strips around
the.pole and then undo them. There
may be any number of strips to wind.
I want to tell you of a book called
"Maypole Possibilities," by Mrs. Jen
nette B. Carpenter Lincoln. It will
tell you much that you all want to
know and I cannot tako space to go
Into details here.
An "S" Supper.
Some years ngo this "S" supper was
. given to vary tho monotony of the or
dinary church supper. It was a suc
cess and I copy the menu for others
who may like to try it. Tho card at
tho top said "Supper Schedule."
Sumptuous! Superb! Satisfylngr
Slimly Sliced Sandwiches, Stylishly
Solecte'd Sea-Fruit, Somewhat Sea
soned Scalloped Sea-Fruit
Savory Salmon Salad
Scrumptious Salad; Small,, Sleek, Sar
dines Square Saltines
Sharply Spiced, Slender Sweet Pickles
Sour, Stinging, Stimulative Sauce
Sliver Spiced Spongo Snow
Small, Succulent Sacharlne Slices
Sweetened, Solidified Strawberry
Soft, Smooth, Snowy, Slippery Sherbet
Sisters' Special Steeped Sip
Steaming, Soul-Stirring Stimulant
Sentiment Souvenirs, Suitably Selected
Supper, Six Soven Sixty
Several Sweet Sisters Sedulously
Ideas for Luncheon Tables.
At an early summer luncheon, or
rather a "spring" affair, as the sea
son is so late, havo tho centerpiece
of the most abundant flower available.
In the case I am describing apple blos
soms wero used. A small but very
sweetly tuned music box was tho cen
terpiece, literally covered with a
mound of apple blossoms. When
luncheon was announced there was
"musio In the air" and tho guests
found their places by cards decorated
with applo blossoms dono in water
colors and a bar or two of Mendels
sohn's "Spring Song" dono in gilt
Models of Hats Accepted
as Best of Season's Styles
to1, -Bterf'Mftj' . JjrJr X mrm? -jti -jf'
across tho top. Tho favore wero
candy boxos In tho shnpo of musical
instruments and tho hostess Bald sho
hoped all her guests wero "sweetly
attuned." Tho homo nt which this
pretty luncheon was given was In tho
country, and after tho repast nil re
paired to tho orchard and gathered
blossoms, which they took home.
At nnothcr spjrlng party tho tablo
was laid out Ilko a formal garden with
stiff little trees taken from "Noah's
arks" and purchased at tho favor de
partment, as wero tho glided garden
tools. "Wild flowers'' wero used in toy
wheelbarrows. As a pastime tho hos
tess used somo of tho flower guessing
contests that havo appeared in our
department from tlmo to tlmo. Sho
had made tho cards on which tho ques
tions were written In tho shape of
flower pots, tho outsldo being painted
to represent a potted plant. Tho
prizes wero brown baskets of spring
flowers. The Ico cream was served
in flower pots nnd tho salad In turnip
cases. As It was made of vegetables,
this was most appropriate.
Did you ever hear of ono? Well,
neither did I until recently, nnd I am
telling you all about It just as soon as
I can. This-affair was given for n
boy's eighth birthday and he Just
loved boats bettor than anything elso,
so his mother had tho tinsmith make
an oval pan four inches deep, which
sho filled with water and put In the
center of the dining-room tablo
Around tho edge bIio arranged ferns
and vines with moss, and In tho wa
ter sho placed the gold flsh from the
aquarium. At tho toy Btoro she
bought ducks, miniature row boats
call boats, a little steamer, swans
frogs and play fish. There was a
five-cent sail boat at each placo with
the name of child on the side. The
cake had a sail boat dono In pink icing
for decoration, with the boy'B name
nnd date of birth and present dato un
derneath. All this had been kept a
profound secret and all the kiddies
were wild with delight. This mother
is noted for her successful children's
parties and sho says It's because she
has just the same things for each
child to take home, and sho usually
serves refreshments first, as lco cream
and cake aro aftor all what makes a
real party to the average child, and,
served early, tho supper hour Is not
Interfered with. Then, too, she says
children are much happier and easier
to manage when their stomachs aro
Moon and Morning Stars.
Here is a Spanish game that I am
sure tho children will enjoy these
warm spring days. Ono thing is nec
essary, nnd that is bright sunshine
for this pastime. Tho girl who repre
sents the moon stands in the shadow
of a large tree or building and she
cannot go out into the sunshine. All
the other players aro the morning
attars, and belong in the daylight, bo
they stay out In tho sun; occasionally
they venture Into the shadow calling
Oh, the moon nnd morning stars,
Oh, the moon nnd morning stars,
Who dares to tread, oh!
Within the shadow?
The watchful moon keeps her eyen
open and pounces upon some too ven
turesome star, catches her and takes
her place among the stars and tho
victim becomes tho moon.
Frills and Furbelows.
In Pierrot frills there Is a charm
ing novelty, the frill being of very
fine white kilted net veiled by a still
finer transparency of black net. Un
less you see this you will hardly real
ize how sweet It Is and how lightly
tho black rests mistily on its under
Debutantes, of course, havo always
worn tulle, and equally of course they
do so still, tulle with pretty groups
of roses and flowing 'girdles of brocho
ribbon. At tho same time older wom
en aro making net tho favorito ma
terial for blouses, and tho choice Is
not altogether unwlso, for a well
made net often wears better than
chiffon, nnd white net is not difficult
to wash and do up.
Novel Neck Frill.
A charming Parisian nctress has
adopted very becoming neck frills,
which sho wears on all her gowns.
She has tho gown cut in a small V
and round this she wears a two-Inch
pllsso net frill put In double and in
front allowed to fall full. This dainty
fashion leaves tho throat bare to
show n row of pearls, and yet there Id
no hard outlino such ns a severely
turned-down lawn collar may show.
2J iCT Ap
Segregate ailing fowlB.
Systematize the farm work,
A poor halter, a spoiled colt
Keep plenty of pure water before tho
Start cucumber seeds in tho house
or a cold frnino.
Old hons mnko tho best mothers,
but pullets aro the best layers. '
In fitting horsos for hard work, In
creases tho grain ration, but not the
If thero wero fower whips In the
world there would bo fewer ugly
As the lambs grow and require
moro milk, lncreaso tho grain with
Good seed corn is one of the most
Important factors in producing a
No man can tell whether corn will
grow or not without making a ger
Eleven dozen eggs per year Is a
fair average for hens and pullets
kept In largo flocks.
To kill Canada thistles in n field,
put the field in some cultivated crop
and keep tho weeds down .
When lambs are grown rapidly the
quality of tho meat Is far and away
ahead of that grown slowly.
Lighting, ventilation and cleanli
ness must bo practiced before best
results can bo secured in the dairy.
To Insure vigorous lambB, careful
attention must bo given the ewes
whilo they aro carrying tho lnmbs.
Stop and think about tho wator sup
ply. It should be secured from a
source uncontamlnated by impurities.
Hogs should not as a rulo bo turned
into more corn at one tlmo than they
can eat up clean in two or three
Pasturing grass too soon or too hard
is an expensive way of saving feed;
it costs several times tho amount of
It's all right for chickens to scratch,
but they need a little extra encourage
ment to mako five-pound pullets by
Hero's a chance to show your in
genuity: See if you cannot build tho
now chicken coops so thoy will bo a
little easier to clean.
You can rightfully expect moro for
tilo eggs from hens that get plenty of
green food than from those that lived
on dry grains till winter.
Did you over think how much
ground a good ear of corn will plant?
It is just that much ground wasted
If you plant n poor ear.
Glvo tho cow an opportunity to do
her best, then submit her to tho Dab
cock test and milk scales before con
demning her performance.
If the butter does not "come" nt
the expiration of half nn hour some
thing Is wrong. Look first at the tem
perature and then for other causes.
The horso that is all tho time be
ing tapped with the whip never
knows what his master means of It,
and comes to think he means juBt
With hogs it Is not best to crowd
tho breeding stock to their full ca.
paclty. A thrifty growth without too
much fat Is best for tho stock intended
If tho stable should be a little too
cold, or a "cold snap" comes when
tho lnmbs aro young, sew soft wool
en blankets on the little fellows. Such
nttention pays, and pays well.
Prof. F. n. Mumford says tho bIIo
will add from 20 to 2G per cent, to the
profits of tho corn crop. Some glvo
oven higher estimates. In 1909 tho
stato of Kansas had only sixty-two
bIIob, whilo now there aro moro than
two thousand and more In sight
Peonies aro beginning to rival the
rose. Tho amateurs should by no
menus neglect them; for thoy are
free from pests, need little attention
and bloom year after year with the
greatest freedom. Dut bewaro of
planting them too deeply which mis
tako Is often tho explanation of lack
of flowers. Tho crown should havo
but two Inchos of soil over it
Pigs fatten on sklmmllk.
Avoid keeping too many horses.
Tho demand for horses increases.
Tho nvorngo calf Is a bndly neg
Unloss n sow Is too thin In rieBh,
do not feed corn.
Tho yolk of tho egg spoils much
quicker than tho whlto.
An exclusive corn ration seldom
brings the best results.
A pig gives tho best returns from
dnlry products whilo young.
Sifted coal ashes aro not fertilizers,
but they nrc good soli llghtoncrs.
Duck raisers clulm thnt a hawk will
never attempt to steal a duckling.
If you positively must hurry your
horses, hurry them up hill, not down.
Clean nil home-grown seed, and
grade, bo only tho largest seed can bo
Preparo to keep tho young pigs
growing from tho hour thoy ontor tho
A little carelessness may result In
tho Iobb of a part of or a wholo litter
For early lottuco, tho common curly
kind docs tho best Head lettuco
comes on later.
Havo thoso fruit trees and plants
been ordored and tho land mado ready
to act them out?
Llttlo things in poultry kcoping nro
Ilko ploccs of lend; thoy weigh moro
than you think they will.
Fine rotted manuro from tho stables
may bo applied with great bonoflt to
tho grass If spread early.
A chill brought on by tho uddor
coming in contact with frosty ground
Is apt to ruin your best cow.
Tho tlmo to got a thing Is when It
Is there. Tho tlmo to got tho- npplo
worm is beforo ho gets instdo.
notter keep tho hens In tho houso
on cold, rainy days, or thoy will get
soaked and tako rheumatism.
Tho eggs plant is ono of tho loast
known garden vegetables, nnd ono
that deserves better being known.
Bo sure the sows havo plenty of
puro water to drink, asido from tho
slop they havo. Slop is not drink.
When pigs should bo weaned should
be detormined as much as how thoy
aro eating and growing as upon tholr
If from a woll-nourlshod dam nnd
a healthy strain of animate tho pigs
rarely need attention at farrowing
Do glvo tho later Bummer hatched
chicks a chauco to eat their meals
without being run over by tho other
As a general proposition it may be
said that tho sow that has pigs beforo
sho 1b a year old will disappoint her
Although thero Is llttlo data on tho
subject, alfalfa silago of good quality
would certainly mako an oxcollent
It costs a good deal of monoy to
buy a satisfactory team. In most
cases this can bo avoided by tho
farmer raising his own.
Protein that 1b grown upon tho
farm is often moro valuable than that
which is purchased in concentrated
form, nnd it is also cheaper.
As soon as tho ewes havo dropped
their lambs, and all danger of fover
nnd caked udder 1b past, most liberal
feeding should bo practiced.
Tho tillage, the crops and tho in
come from tho farm aro all moro or
less dependent upon the economical
management of tho work teams,
Elghty-flvo por cent, of a pound of
Ids other than fat, that wero In tho
ture, salt and a small amount of sol
ids other than fat, that wero In tho
Old berry boxes, tin cans nnd papor
pots are excellent for transplanting
cabbage, tomato and other early vege
tables Into until they can bo set in
Do not let tho colts run down in con
dltlon on frost-bitten grass. Thoy
may fill up, but tho nourishment isn't
there. A loss In tho condition of a
growing colt is a most serious ono.
Tho report of tho Commonwonlth
of Massachusetts shows that as a re
sult of Its efforts to dlsposo of unoc
cupied farm lands about 100 farms
have been sold at un average prlco of
Liquid manure offers ono of tho best
means to keep up tho flagging spirits
of tho garden in a dry season and
whonover growth Bcems to Ing. It Is
onslly mado by filling a cheesecloth
bag with fresh mnnuro nnd suspend
ing it In a tub or cask filled with
TREATMENT OF THE
Mother Should Be Given Liberal Supply of Water on First Day
and a Start Made on Second With Light Slop Pigs
Begin to Eat When Three Weeks Old. ;
Cheap and Suitable Hog House.
rty D. T. OKAY.)
Tho mother Bhould receive no feed
at all for nbout twonty-four hours af
ter giving birth to tho pigs. Sho Is
feverish, though, nnd should bo liber
ally supplied with fresh water. Tho
sucond day after farrowing sho should
bo given a small feed. It Is well to
Btart her on a light slop mndu up of
shorts nnd sklmmllk. If thoro is no
Bkimmllk on hand, mix nbout four
parts of corn with ono part of Bhorts,
cowpeas, or soy-bean monl and give a
small quantity. Sho should bo grad
ually brought up to a full feed; this
should require about tlirco wooks. It
Bho is overfed at flrot tho pigs nro apt
to tako scours .and thumps. When
sho Is on full feed sho will bo entlng
daily nn nmount equivalent to nbout
4 per cent of her live weight, provld
cd sho Is not on pasture If sho hns
tho run of a good leguminous pasturo,
at least one-half of tho grain will bo
saved. If sho has no pasturo, sho
should bo fed just about as sho was
fed beforo farrowing except that Bho
should receive moro feed.
Whon tho pasture Is composed
mainly of blue graBB or Bermuda
grass sho should receive n grain feed
Berkshire Sow In Excellent Condition.
equivalent to about 3 per cent, of her
Irvo weight. And tho grain pnrt ot
tho ration should bo partly composed
of shorts, tankngo, cowpeas, or soy
beans. When tho pasture Is mado up
o a leguminous crop, a grain ration
equivalent to not moro than 2 per
cent, of hor body weight will koep
hor In oxcollent fleBh, and In this caso
corn can ho used for tho grain portion
of tho feed.
It 1b very Important, aB far ns eco
nomy of grnlnB is concorned, to havo
a pasturo for tho pigs to run upon as
OF GARDEN SOILS
Chemical Fertilizers Are Very
Strong and Injure Plants If
Used to Excess.
If tho soil of your garden Is in good
mechanical condition that Is, If It
contains tho proper amount of do
cayed vegetable matter excellont re
sults In tho way of fertilizing may be
i.(nltini1 wHIinnt Hin Innnnvnnlnnnn
of handling ordinary manuro. Shoop
manuro hi ay bo bought In sacks and
Is excellent. It gives Immediate re
sults. Strewn over and dug into tho
vegetnbla garden or placed directly
In drills or hills, It promotes a rapid,
Bttady growth until maturity. It
makes rich and safe liquid manure,
ono pound In flvo gallons of wator
producing a mlxturo which can bo
UBCd safely dally If necessary.
PiOnemeal is good, but Is not a com
plete fertilizer. Wood ashes should bo
used with caution, bb tho largo
nmount of lyo thoy contain may do
Tho best chemlcnl forttllzer Is what
Is known as a complete fertilizer,
which Is supplied under various
names. Ask when you buy It, how to
uso it and bo sure to uso no moro than
tho directions permit. A vory light
Bprlnkllng over tho soil nftor spading
or plowing, then rnko In. Is best.
Chemlcnl fertilizers ure very Btrong
and will kill or Injure plants if used
If tho soil of your gnrden is not in
good mechanical condition It must be
properly manured beforo you can
hopo to hnvo success. Dig In fresh
horso mnnuro nnd leave tho ground
rough nnd let the manuro rot. Whon
It 1b rotted spndo up tho ground
ngnln and perhaps planting may be
OF PROPER FEED AND
SOW AFTER FARR0WIJNG
soon as thoy begin to,ent Whon a
good paBturo Is available and tho
mother is fed liberally of tho propor
feeds, tho llttlo pigs will nood llttlo
In addition to what they obtain from
tho pasturo and tho mother. Uut tho
pigs will mako uso of somo ndditionnl
feed, especially If tho litter Is a largot
Tho pigs will begin to cnt when thoy
nre nbout threo wooks old if thoy arc
given tho opportunity. For theso
young animals nothing is superior to
sklmmllk mixed with shorts. Many
farmers havo no sklmmllk, though,
so eomothlng elso must bo uspd. in
such chso probnbly tho best thing to
focd 1b a thin slop of shorts up to tho
tlmo that tho pigs aro from four to
six wooks old, nftor which the ration
should bo mado up ot equal parts oC
corn meal and Bhorts.
Theso young animals should never
bo fed corn alone. The feed for tho
plgs must bo fed In soparato troughs.,
around which a fonco has been built
to keep tho sows nwny.
Thero is no advantage to bo gained)
by pushing tho pigs too rapidly with
supplementary foods. They should
not bo fed much fattening foeds, n
corn; they should rather bo given
feeds which tend to mako bono and
musclo, ns Bkimmllk, shorts, pasturo.
cowpeas, soy bean moal, etc., so that
whon tho tlmo arrives to finish them
for tho market thoy will hnvo a well
developed body upon which to put
tho fnt. Thoy should, while young, bo
glvcn just enough feed to keep thorn.
In a good healthy growing condition.
Oftentimes whon tho litter is small
and tho mother is a good milker tho
llttlo pigs will nood no food at all in
addition to tho pasturo and tho moth
Extensive experiments havo been
mado In which it hns boon demon
strated that gains on young plgB can
bo made as economically by feeding n.
given amount of food to tho mothor
as by feeding directly to the pigs. To
bo able to koop up an average-sized
litter In this way, tho mothor must bo
fed liberally. Tho mothor nnd tho
pasture should bo dopended upon to
furnish tho grontor port of tho foodt
for tho small pig.
BREED OF SHEEP
Feeder Cannot Afford to Over
look Importance of Breeding
in His Business.
Tho man who raises sheop for tho
wool nnd mutton market la generally
looked upon moro ns a feedor thaw
as a breeder, especially In compari
son with tho mnn who raises regis
tered sheep for tho brooding mnrkofc.
Howovcr, tho feeder cannot afTord to
overlook tho Importance of attention
to breeding In his business. If ho
raises his own fooding stock ho known
that tho quality of his owes and tho
kind of sire ho uses aro important fao-1
tora in determining final profits. In
fact, tho production of highly proflt
ublo ewo stock calls for almost as
much breeding skill as the produo-"
tlon of sheep truo to tho flnul point
of typo. The owo flock which make
returns In muton and wool alono will
show characteristics as difficult to
produce and hold as thoso oi any
breed, Such shoop must bo vigorous,
end thrifty, they must bo good milk
ers, ablo to resist common diseases,
and must produce nil tho wool possi
ble and Btill retain good mutton form.
Grade sheep cnrefully selocted and
bred hnvo valuo over common ,shoor
just as pure-bred Bheop do.
Valuo to Health.
Wood ashes and salt well mixed and
sifted around tho edgeB of the feed
troughs and solf feeders are of great
vnluo to tho health and thrift of tho
Chopped roots fed along with tho
grain will mako a vnluablo addition
to tho ration, especially If good graz
ing or silago 1b not nt hand.
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