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The Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56, No. 2, January 12, 1884

A Weekly Journal for the Farm, Orchard and Fireside

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1884
Language: English
Wordcount: 46,734 / 146 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.1
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 450
Added to site: 2006.02.06 12432
Genre: Periodical

o the fraternity. It matters little how trifling the subject may be, if it begets an interest in farm or country life; anything that will make our homes more attractive, more beautiful, and leave a lasting impression on the minds of the boys and girls that now cluster around the farmers' hearths throughout this vast country of ours.

There is a beautiful little song entitled, "What is Home Without a Mother?" which could be supplemented with another of equal interest, to wit: "What is Home Without a Name?" I answer, a dreary waste of field and fence, there being nothing in the mind of the absent one to remind him of his distant home but a lone farm-house, a barn, long lines of fences, and perhaps a few stunted apple trees; and when he thinks of it, his whole mind reverts to the hot harvest field, the sweat, the toil, and the tiresomeness of working those big fields! Nothing attractive, no pleasant memory. Nothing to draw the mind of the youth to the roof that sheltered his childhood. No wonder boys and g



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