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Care of Food in the Home

Description: Report discussing the proper methods of handling and preserving food. Topics discussed include mold, flies, dust, pet hair and dander, cold storage techniques, and disinfectants. Includes an index.
Date: 1910
Creator: Abel, Mary Hinman, 1850-1938

The Determination of the Constants of Instrument Transformers

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Standards over studies on instrument transformers. As stated in the first paragraph, "the principle of the method here described is the same for both current and potential transformers, being an application of the potentiometer method" (p. 281). The methods and equipment studied are presented and discussed.
Date: 1911
Creator: Agnew, P. G. & Fitch, T. T.

Growing Grain on Southern Idaho Dry Farms

Description: "In this bulletin a brief description of the climate and soils of southern Idaho is given. The equipment of the dry farm is then discussed, followed by directions for growing the principal grain crops and recommendations as to the best varieties to grow." -- title page
Date: 1916
Creator: Aicher, L. C.

The Larger Corn Stalk-Borer

Description: This report discusses a pale, dark-spotted caterpillar known as the larger cornstalk-borer which bores into and weakens cornstalks. "Only corn is injured seriously by this insect; some of the larger grasses are food plants, and sugar cane sometimes is damaged slightly. This bulletin gives the life history of the insect, its feeding habits, and methods of combating it. There are two generations in a season, so greater vigilance is necessary. The second generation passes the winter only in the corn roots, so if these are destroyed or plowed under deeply, the pest will be largely decreased. The injury is worst where corn follows corn, so rotation of crops will help to destroy the pest." -- p. 2
Date: 1919
Creator: Ainslie, George G.

Eradicating Tall Larkspur on Cattle Ranges in the National Forests

Description: "Poisoning by tall larkspur causes heavy losses of cattle in the National Forests each year. During the last three years 5,500 head of cattle were lost annually. The most effective way to prevent this loss is to grub out the plants, a method of eradication which gives permanent results; other expedients are likely to be temporary.... Results of grubbing work in National Forest ranges, together with the methods of operation, the tools to use, the best time to do the work, and the best way to dispose of the grubbed plants, are given in the following pages." -- p. 2
Date: 1917
Creator: Aldous, A. E. (Alfred Evan), 1886-1938

Farm Practices That Increase Crop Yields in Kentucky and Tennessee

Description: "In the limestone and mountain districts south of the Ohio River there is much land that has been run down by continual cropping without rotation. In some places run-down land is left to grow up in weeds, wild grasses, and brush, a practice known as 'resting' the land. Where this sort of farm management is followed farm manure is largely wasted, little or no attention is paid to green-manure crops or other means of putting humus into the soil, and crop yields are very low. However, progressive farmers throughout the region who have built up run-down lands are now getting heavy yields. In the following pages are described some of the methods by which these farmers get results by making good use of farm manure and crop refuse, using legumes and grasses in regular rotations, and applying lime and commercial fertilizers." -- p. 2
Date: 1918
Creator: Arnold, J. H. (Jacob Hiram), 1864-1921

How a City Family Managed a Farm

Description: "This bulletin is a record of the experience of a city family that moved onto a farm in 1892. The father had been a lawyer by profession, the manager for a well-established business firm in one of the principal cities of the Middle West, and was earning a salary of $3,000 a year. At 60 years of age, having been in business about twenty-five years, he was compelled on account of ill health to abandon his profession and business.... The family decided to buy a farm and attempt to solve the problem confronting them, namely, 'to make a living, educate the children, and make a pleasant home.' This paper will how they satisfactorily solved the problem.... An attempt will be made to present such facts about this farm as will enable the reader to comprehend under what conditions and by what means the results were accomplished; hence, a description of the farm and the methods of operating it will be given in some detail." -- p. 5
Date: 1911
Creator: Arnold, J. H. (Jacob Hiram), 1864-1921

How Live Stock Is Handled in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky

Description: "The object of this bulletin is to show how livestock is handled and fits into the farm organization in the bluegrass region of Kentucky. The average successful farm of any long-established type will have various kinds of livestock distributed in about the proportion that owners or operators in general believe will pay best. Thus, a gradual process of selection is going on constantly in all agricultural regions, and it should be to the farmer's interest to know the best practice in his community and to have explained the economic advantages that have been secured by such practice. In this bulletin an effort has been made to bring out the fundamental practices that make for success with livestock in central Kentucky as determined by the practices of the more successful livestock farmers of that region." -- p. 3
Date: 1917
Creator: Arnold, J. H. (Jacob Hiram), 1864-1921

Ways of Making Southern Mountain Farms More Productive

Description: "The southern mountain farm often produces no more than a scant living for the family. Corn is the chief crop grown. Often part of the farm lies idle, being 'rested' while corn is grown on another part year after year until the land is worn out. By growing three or more crops in rotation, including clover, the farmer will be able to produce larger crops, make more money, and keep all crop land under cultivation all the time. Cattle, hogs, and sheep will not only add to the cash income, but will help to increase the fertility of the soil, and render larger crops possible. This bulletin describes crop rotations for small mountain farms in the southern Alleghenies, and gives complete directions for starting a crop rotation that will make poor mountain land more productive." -- p. 2
Date: 1918
Creator: Arnold, J. H. (Jacob Hiram), 1864-1921

Castration of Young Pigs

Description: "This publication deals with castration, or the removal of the essential organs of male pigs. The objects of castration are to prevent reproduction, to increase fattening propensity, to better the quality of the meat of the animal, and to help insure docility. Every farmer should be competent to castrate pigs, as the losses from the operation are as a rule not very heavy and could be reduced by exercising care and attention." -- title page
Date: 1916
Creator: Ashbrook, F. G. (Frank Getz), 1892-

Killing Horses and Curing Pork

Description: "Choice ham and breakfast bacon can be produced by the farmer for much less than the cost of purchased meat. The cheapest meat a farmer can use is the product of his own farm. This is also true of the suburban or town farmer who fattens one or two hogs on kitchen and truck-garden wastes. Many farmers, for the first time, this year will have their own meat supply. Home-cured pork of the right kind always has a ready market in many cases it will prove the best way to market hogs. The home curing of pork is a good practice and should be more extensively adopted. This publication explains how to slaughter hogs and cure pork. Butchering and cutting up the carcass, lard rendering, brine and dry curing, smoking, and sausage making are all discussed in the following pages." -- p. 2
Date: 1917
Creator: Ashbrook, F. G. (Frank Getz), 1892- & Anthony, G. A.

The Self-Feeder for Hogs

Description: "With the ingredients of a good ration constantly before them, placed so that they may eat at will, hogs will make gains more rapidly and more economically than when fed by hand. The time needed to bring them to a certain weight will be shortened and the labor of feeding them will be reduced. Results of experiments proving these facts are stated briefly in this bulletin, and plans for constructing self-feeders of several kinds are given, together with lists of materials needed." -- p. 2
Date: 1917
Creator: Ashbrook, F. G. (Frank Getz), 1892- & Gongwer, R. E.

Country Hides and Skins: Skinning, Curing, and Marketing

Description: "This bulletin shows how farmers, ranchmen, and country or town butchers may produce hides and skins of better quality. It gives detailed directions for skinning the animals and for salting, curing, and handling the hides and skins, with suggestions for more advantageous marketing, to the end that both the producer of hides and the user of leather may be benefited." -- p. 2
Date: 1919
Creator: Associate Physiologist, Pathological Division, Bureau of Animal Industry; Frey, R. W. (Ralph Wylie), b. 1889; Veitch, F. P. (Fletcher Pearre), 1868-1943 & Hickman, Richard W. (Richard West), 1852-1926

Bread and Break Making

Description: "Perhaps no topic connected with the subject of human food is of more general interest than bread, and no crops are more important to the farmer than the bread-yielding cereals. This bulletin, which summarizes the most recent information on the use of cereals for bread making, is believed to be useful and timely." -- p. 2
Date: 1910
Creator: Atwater, Helen W.

An die deutschen frauen!

Description: Instructions to the women of Germany, urging them to provide assistance and support in the war effort. Text is in a medieval-style font.
Date: August 6, 1914
Creator: Auguste Viktoria, Empress, consort of William II, German Emperor, 1858-1921.

Removal of Garlic Flavor From Milk and Cream

Description: "It is a well-known fact that when cows eat wild onion or garlic within four hours before milking there is imparted to their milk a very disagreeable flavor and odor. This flavor is not only unpleasant but it lowers the commercial value of the milk. Any method, therefore, which will remove this flavor and odor should be of interest to dairymen." -- title page
Date: 1914
Creator: Ayers, S. Henry (Samuel Henry)

A Simple Steam Sterilizer for Farm Dairy Utensils

Description: "Dairy utensils on small farms are not often efficiently sterilized, because steam is not available. The sterilizers now in use require a small boiler, and the whole sterilizing outfit is often regarded as too expensive for use, especially on farms where only a few cows are milked. The object of this bulletin is to describe a simple and inexpensive yet efficient steam sterilizer which can be provided at a cost of from $5 to $10. It is believed that the sterilizer described here is cheap enough to justify its use on any farm from which milk or cream is sold. The additional keeping quality which the sterilization of utensils will give milk and cream will probably pay for the cost of the sterilizer in one season." -- p. 1-2
Date: 1916
Creator: Ayers, S. Henry (Samuel Henry) & Taylor, George B. (George Barkley), b. 1878