Saturday, June 16, 2007

Robert VALLENTINE's prize essay

Anyone keen to learn about the retention of moisture in turnip land? Then you'll want to check out the essay by Robert VALLENTINE of Burcott Farm published in the Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society in 1856. Unfortunately one of the pages is blurry so some of the wisdom of his 20 years experience in growing turnips is lost, but an entertaining read none-the-less!

You can also check out page 269 of the same book for a much longer (54 page) article about farming in Buckinghamshire at this time. My poor printer isn't thanking me, but I'm off to snuggle up in front of the heater and extend my knowledge of Bucks agriculture!


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