$200.00 In Six Months From 20 Hens
TO the average poultryman that would seem impossible, and when we tell you that we have actually done a 1500.00 Poultry business with 20 hens on a corner in the city garden 30 feet wide by 40 feet long we are simply stating facts.
FLEECY RUGS FROM SHEEP PELTS
Two Louisiana women discover that they can increase the monetary value of a sheep pelt nine times by turning it into a fluffy, white rug.
Living near De Ridder, Louisiana, are two hobbyists who don’t count sheep (when they retire for the evening) but do count sheep pelts. They are Mrs. Virginia Dittmeyer and Mrs. Dot Graber, who live in the sheep-raising territory of their home state.
Insect Farmers Reap a Fortune in Butterflies
Ten thousand dollars for a butterfly! An English collector paid that for one rare tropical fly, the “Charaxes Fournierai,” of which there are but two known specimens— and that is why butterfly farming is a profitable, yet little-known industry.
What exactly is an illuminated dog? Is it a dog with a light on it? Because I think dogs can see fairly well in the dark..
Senses of Blind Not More Acute
THE popular idea that blind persons develop especially delicate senses of hearing and touch to compensate in part for loss of sight is exploded by Professor Pierre Villey, of the University of Caen, France, in summarizing recent psychological and physiological tests.
Baby Bottles Feed Young Porkers
WHEN a family of his young porkers were orphaned at the age of two days, John Vincent, a farmer of Wayne, Michigan, constructed a novel feeding trough to supply the pigs with milk. The bottles were arranged on a board as shown below.
Worm by the Yard
NEAR Loch-on-the-Bass, a tiny village tucked away among the green hills of Southern Victoria, Australia, a hunter stamps his way along the mossy banks of bush gullies. Suddenly he hears a squelching, sucking gurgle, reminiscent of the last gallon or two of water leaving a bath.
KEEPING ZOO ANIMALS HAPPY
WHAT’S the secret of gathering thousands of wild animals from every corner of the globe and getting them to live happy and contented lives in the same zoo?
Polar bears fresh from the Arctic, babirusas and gorillas from the jungle, grizzlies from the mountains and rare fennec foxes from the barren Sahara all live in different climates, eat different foods and have different habits, yet they can be made to thrive in the same menagerie.
“Hold That Pose”—Laddie Takes a Try at Photography
“STEADY, now—there!” That’s probably what this canine photographer shown above is telling Pussy as she is getting her picture taken for the family album. They are the best of friends and have long since disregarded the conventional “greeting” that usually ensues when a dog sights a cat. In fact, Laddie has championed her cause so many times it’s getting to be a habit. Pussy is having difficulty in holding the pose, for a mouse is in the offing. And who cares about a picture at such a time?
A New Way of Keeping the Wolf from the Door
IN THE drought-stricken section of North Dakota, Ed M. Canfield, of Williston, and his wife, Dorotha, keep the wolf away from the door by dragging him in and making him pay the family’s winter expenses. Canfield is one of the West’s best coyote hunters. But, unlike other hunters, he uses an airplane to track down the coyote, or, to be more correct, his wife flies the plane while Dad Canfield handles the shotgun.