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History of Farming in Ontario

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Author: C.C. James
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,212 / 44 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.1
LoC Categories: S,
Downloads: 438
Added to site: 2009.12.31
mnybks.net#: 26157
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History
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have been ordered to provide food suitable for their wants, and he has been careful to observe the lines of breeding so as to improve their quality. In the earliest period of the settlement of the province live stock was not numerous and the quality was not of the best. Whatever was to be found on the farms came mainly from the United States and was of inferior type. The means of bringing in horses, cattle, and sheep were limited. The result was that field work at that time was largely done by hand labour. Hunting and fishing helped to supply the table with the food that to-day we obtain from the butcher. When the Britisher came across the Atlantic he brought to Upper Canada his love for live stock and his knowledge how to breed and care for the same. The result was seen in the rapid increase in the number of horses, cattle, sheep, and swine, and the placing of the agriculture of the province on a firm basis for future growth.

By 1830 the population had grown to about 213,000, practically all located

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