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Each syndicate also shares a safety Bergen, weighing some 50 lbs, which contains a 24-hour ration pack, a radio, one change of clothes and a bivvy bag, enough for the YOs to survive if Dartmoor turns the climate on its head.
All my luggage, with the exception of my saddle, which I use for a footstool, goes into one kuruma, and Ito, who is limited to 12 lbs.
Manilla in large quantities for that purpose, for the China market, it has become a peculiar business of itself by the dealers in it, and varies in price, according to quality, from fifteen to thirty dollars per pecul of 140 lbs.
Both fields were just alike, both plowed and sowed alike, without manure, except 200 lbs of Peruvian guano upon one, and that sure to bring fifteen or twenty bushels to the acre, while the other would not exceed three bushels.
From 15 to 20 bushels for one sowed, is the ordinary product on our poorest lands, from the application of 200 lbs.
Last fall the same land, after remaining one year in clover, was again sowed with one bushel of wheat and dressed with 140 lbs.
I therefore bought guano, mixed it with its bulk of plaster, then added fine charcoal, the same, and to this mixture double the whole bulk of deposit of the Roanoke river, a rich alluvial earth, and sowed the whole broadcast in February and March, and harrowed it in, on the top of the wheat I sowed at the rate of 200 lbs.
In our climate we can sow wheat on the poorest corn ground late in November and have as fine a crop, and harvest it as soon, as we can obtain from well prepared and fallowed without guano sowed early in the season, For every 100 lbs.
And in this unfavorable season of 1860, he gets on his three unmanured plots an average of 730 lbs.
And the maltsters find it almost impossible to get six-rowed barley weighing 48 lbs.