This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V22", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
New York: Orange Judd Company. This little book may, perhaps, legitimately come under the Reviewer's pen in a horticultural journal, as many a man, who has but one little patch of garden, would like to keep just one cow, if he could. This little book is designed to show just how this can be done; and illustrations are taken from those who have been successful, both in the North and the South, where the winters are mild as well as where they are severe. We may say of this, as of many similar undertakings designed to show profits, that the illustrations are useful hints, though not always as examples. Take for instance the case given of a " New York business man" who made out very well by his one cow. He was fortunate enough to find a laboring man who was willing to come morning and evening, every day, and milk, clean, and feed the cow, for $1 per week. Very few would be so lucky as to get such convenient attention.
Most people find the cost of selling milk about half the receipts. Nothing is charged against the " profits" here, because the one cow owner was fortunate to have members of his family to attend to serving, and because the next door neighbor took all to spare. Of course these advantages add materially to the " profit." Still it is very useful to know what one man has done. We may not have first his advantage, but almost every one has some advantage peculiarly his own if he will but look around to see just what they are.
Wheat Culture; by D. S. Curtiss. Orange Judd Company. New York: This little treatise is issued to increase the product, improve the quality, and decrease the cost per bushel of the great staff of life - objects that will commend themselves to many readers.