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the tree, measuring full 7 inches in circumference,

LADY'S DEPARTMENT. and quite a number of others from 6 to 64 inches ; and six of them weighed a pound. The specimens I send you are not so large as

DOMESTIC RECIPES. they are the last of the season. Hoping they will reach you in good condition, so that you may test

CANDIED ORANGE OR LEMON PEEL.—Boil the their deliciousness, I remain, very respectfully yours, rind from thick skin oranges or lemons in plenty of Leominster, Sept. 5.


water, until they are tender, and the bitterness is

out; change the water once or twice, if necessary. REMARKS. — The apricots were received in good Clarify half a pound of sugar with a half a cup of condition, and were as delicious as any we have ever water for each pound of peel; when it is clear, put tasted. Indeed, we never saw finer grown at the in the peels, cover them, and boil them until clear, South. We think the variety the Peach, though and the syrup almost a candy; then take them out, the Peach and Moorpark bear a strong resemblance.

and lay them on inverted sieves to dry; boil the

syrup with additional sugar, then put in the peels; Thank you, sir.

stir them about until the sugar candies around

them; then take them on a sieve, and set them inWHAT IS THE EXPENSE OF KEEPING A HORSE ? to a warm oven, or before a fire; when perfectly Mr. EDITOR:-Cannot some of your numerous sub- dry, pack them in a wooden box with tissue-paper scribers, who have made and are continually making

between. experiments, give us the actual expense attending TO MAKE FRUIT-PIEs.—No under crust should the keeping of horses ? Probably there are more be made to apple or any fruit-pie. It is always persons directly and indirectly interested in this heavy and not fit to eat. Place a narrow rim of matter, than most any other which could be men- paste around the edge of the plate, and fill with tioned.

the fruit, either raw or stewed, and cover it. The We will say the horse is a good feeder, weighs juices will be retained much better, and it will save nine hundred pounds, and is required to labor every a sight of flour and butter, which is no trifling conday, to that extent which will not injure him ; hay sideration in these days, and what is of more conseat twenty dollars per ton, and meal at one dollar quence, save dyspepsia, which costs more. After per bushel

. What I would wish to know, is, what cutting, they are taken out with a spoon. would probably be the expense of keeping a horse, per annum, under these circumstances, including MILK IN BREAD. I have more objections than shoeing? Can the horse be kept in proper condi- one to milk in bread, but the most serious is, that tion for less than one hundred and twenty dollars ? persons of advanced age, who are in the daily use of In this I calculate he will consume two tons of hay, milk-made bread, will be expected to suffer from an about sixty-eight and a half bushels of meal, and over supply of osseous or bony matter, and particuthe cost of shoeing ten dollars. If there is any larly if their kidneys be affected. Breed should alcheaper or better way, I should be very glad to ways be made with water, and when so made, it is have some of your correspondents inform me what suitable for the aged and the young, the sick and it is, and much oblige one who is deeply interested the well. And as for sour milk, a microscopic view in the subject. Respectfully, N. Q. T. would, I presumc, present additional arguments East Weymouth, Aug. 27, 1855.

against its use.—Water Cure Journal. REMARKS.—Will some of our numerous readers TO PRESERVE IRON AND STEEL KNIVES EROM who have paid attention to this matter, reply to the Rust.-Procure some melted virgin wax-the purimportant queries propounded above ?

er the better—and rub it thoroughly over the blades

of the knives. After it has dried, warm the knives, WORK DONE BY MOWING MACHINES.

and having carefully removed the wax from the sur

face, rub them briskly with a dry cloth, until the On looking over the return of work done by mow- original polish is fully' restored. This will fill all ing machines, the present season, I find Manny's pores with the unctious and minute particles of the Machine, made by Adriance & Co., of Worcester, wax, which will adhere firmly, and prevent the inhas cut 150 acres in 140 hours, averaging one and trusion of water or moisture which is the cause of a half tons to the acre, at an expense of accidents rust. They will retain their brilliancy for weeks, if less than $5. If this machine will continue to op- used. erate as well, I think it will not fail to find employ- To EXTRACT A GLASS STOPPLE.-Wrap a large ment.

strip of wool around the neck of the bottle, once ; A YELLOW LOAM SOIL.

fasten one end of this firmly to some stationary ob

ject, and hold the other end in the hand. "SeeI should be much obliged to you for a description, saw” the neck of the bottle, and the friction will so through your paper, of a yellow loam soil; i. e., if heat the latter that it will expand sufficiently to althat is a proper name for a soil.

low the stopple being removed with ease. A NORTHERN SUBSCRIBER. Canaan, Vt., 1855.

TO CLEAN PAINT.–Smear a piece of flannel with REMARKS. — Will some one cultivating such a

common whiting, mixed to the consistency of com

mon paste, in warm weather. Rub the surface to soil describe it to the inquirer?

be cleaned quite briskly, and wash off with pure

cold water. Grease spots will in this way be almost Wool.-"J. B. P.,” of Rutland, Vt., will please instantly removed, as well as other filth, and the accept our thanks, for his proposition to furnish us paint will retain its brilliancy and beauty unimsamples of wool.


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