Harvesting Sweet Clover Seed
Sweet clover seed shatters so easily that binders waste it, rain beats it out after it is in the shock, and handling at threshing time adds to the loss.
In Pottawattamie County, Iowa, old grain binders are being rebuilt as sweet clover seed gatherers. Mervin Martin made the first transformation, and others have improved on his model. The photograph shows a machine being built by W.C. Children and Max Bebensee. It has since gone into successful operation.
There is no need for a sickle. The bull-wheel remains as the diver of the strong reels that run several times faster than those on a grain binder.
The operation is one of beating off the seed and tossing it back on an enclosed sheet-metal table, from which it is removed as often as necessary, and sacked. Later the seed is cleaned.
Dog Vaccinated Against Rabies
By C.W. Rapp
Sevier County, Arkansas
Following a mad dog scare that we experienced recently, we immediately had our dog vaccinated against hydrophobia. The cost is small, and the dog is now a safe playmate for children. We no longer worry when a chance bite or scratch occurs as the result of rough play.
Our veterinarian informs us that rabies, contrary to popular belief, is prevalent year-round. Many dogs go mad in winter. The immunity produced by vaccination lasts at least a year. There is said to be no danger whatever to the dog when the treatment is correctly given.
Added Charm to Home at Cost of $2
By Fred Smith
Harvey County, Kansas
When beauty may be obtained at the trifling cost of a dollar or two, it is a bargain. Eighteen months ago, I moved into a house that was exceedingly plain. It was a bungalow set in the midst of a group of well-arranged trees. Yet it lacked charm.
I decided that this lack could be met with the addition of a trellis of appropriate design across the front and sides of the porch. For $2, I got the necessary strips of wood and placed them in position. Within four months, the plainness had disappeared, and vines I planted had festooned the porch in a garland of beauty. The pictures (above) tell the story.