This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
A practical treatise on sheep, by Henry Stewart, New York, Orange Judd &. Co. This little manual takes into consideration everything connected with sheep management, and must be a useful helper to the class for whom it is intended. A very interesting chapter is that devoted to the anatomy and diseases of sheep. Referring to the favorite food of sheep, Mr. Stewart notices that they are particularly fond of those worthless weeds, the ox-eye daisy, and the yarrow. He speaks of the "bunch grass" of the plains, as Festuca, " sca-brella," and as being something different from the ordinary sheep Fescue, Festuca ovina. Only that we note the remarkable accuracy of the botanical references - remarkable for works of this character we should be disposed to query this. As it is, we presume it may be as Mr. Stewart says.