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Ross, James, 1830-1884 / Wisconsin and her resources for remunerating capital and supporting labor
(1871)

Sheep husbandry,   pp. 24-25 PDF (450.8 KB)


Pork raising,   p. 25 PDF (220.1 KB)


Fruits and berries,   p. 25 PDF (220.1 KB)


Sugar maple,   pp. 25-26 PDF (453.7 KB)


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are extensive and cheap, and produce a variety of grasses, herbs
and shrubbery, part of which remains green and nutritious until
snow falls, so that sheep can run until that time, and thus reduce
the expense of wintering them. The steady uniform temperature
of our climate must always make sheep and wool raising profita-
ble, as the sheep are not so liable to disease, and the yield of
wool is greater than in the southern portion- of the State.
                        PORK RA nFIG.
  Pork raising is not carried on here so extensively as in the
corn-growing districts, but on a small scale is more profitable,
as hogs fatten easily on the products of the forest, such as hazel
and beech nuts, acorns, and the nutritious roots and herbs that
cover the ground. Pork is thus cheaply raised and brings a
higher price here than in other places, as it is the staple food for
lumbermen.
                     FRUITS AD BERRIES.
  Experiments with cultivated fruits have been successful, but
the county is yet too young to have fruit trees in full bearing,
although many farmers have fine, thrifty trees that already
begin to yield.
  Berries of all kinds abound in large quantities and continue
through the season, one variety following another. Strawberries
first, then red and black raspberries, followed by blue and
whortleberries, which give way to the palatable, nourishing
and healthy blackberry; the season ending with cranberries,
which last until strawberries ripen again.
                        SUGAR X APLE
  The large forests of sugar maple enable the emigrant, by afew
days' work in the early spting, while the snow is melting dff, to
obtain his year's supply of sugar, and often he is able to sellofrft
$25 to *100 worth of the first quality of sugar that brings bom
twelve to fifteen cents per pound. And all this is done without
the outlay of any amount of capital. The emigrant's ax mikes
the buckets, and the boiler and 'kettle furnish 'suitasle rabi~tH
for boiling away the sap. Of course, as the settletf meas


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