Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Tenth annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Sheboygan, Wis., January 11-13, 1882. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays relating to the dairy interests
The dignity of butter making, from a woman's standpoint, pp. 60-63 PDF (817.1 KB)
WIsoomsx DAixm='s AhsocIAnox. tried the experiment of feeding sweet skim milk to pigs. I do not claim that those are the conditions always attending the feeding of sweet skim milk that way, only; I have stated what we did. We took a Holstein cow, that we happened to have, and we took a Jersey cow that a neighbor had, and made the experiment as I told you. I do not relyon the ohemiatto tell me whntkind ofaoow she was, nor upon the churn, but I rely upon both. What we have found does not prove that Holstein cows are better tln Jerseys; because I might pick out one man here who is a quarter of a man, that does not prove that all men are not whole men. But here is a Holstein cow that gives these results, and here is a Jersey that given those results under the same conditions. Now, upon those factors let us generalize and get what benefit we dan. THE DIGNITY OF BUTTER- MAKING, FROM A WOMAN'S STANDPOINT. By Kis FPAng MoaLmY, Bamboo, Wis. Dignity, says Webster, is true honor, nobleness or elevation of mind, etc. That labor, physical toil, intellectual exertion, labor which requires hard work for its accomplishent,- that such labor for the attainment of a worthy object is something elevating and dignified, if carried on to success, is a plain American sentiment, the truth of which is verified in the fact that the beat and most truly successful men and women of our land have exerted themaelves physically as well " mentally and with a decided afoot. We have been endowed with the ability to perform both mental and manual work. The two belong together, should not he sepa- rated, and when webalanced lead onward to oce Knowledge back of labor, whatever be the real work, is what gives dignity to the work. This knowledge is and must of necessity be ded in various ways and from various sources. Some is learned byper- sonal observation and experience, and much from the words and written works of others; hence by improving our opportunities we may store away in the memory much useful information. "Yet, mortal, pause! within thy mind is laid Wealth gathered long and slowly; thoughts divine Heasp that fhll thsure house; and thou hut made The gems of many a spirit's ocean thin."
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