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4th, clover; 5th, wheat, with turnips after harvest consumed on the field; and 6th, peas or lupins. We have by this course eight crops in six years, and five of these ameliorating crops.

Medium course in sandy soils; 1st year potatoes dunged; 2d year wheat with turnips as in the preceding course; 3d year Indian corn and pumpkins; 4th year barley and clover; 5th year, wheat and turnips as before. In this course we have nine crops in six years, five of which are ameliorating crops, and

Medium course in clay soils; 1st year oats with clover; 2d, clover; 3d wheat; 4th, beans, dunged; 5th, wheat.

rowell in horses

IS a kind of issue, or artificial wound, made in the skin of a horse, by drawing a skein of silk thread or hair, through the nape of the neck, or some other part, answering to what surgeons call a seton.

Horses are rowelled for inward strains, especially about the shoulders or hips, or for hard swellings that are not easily dissolved. The rowell may be made in almost any part, and should always be not far from the diseased part, and about a hand breadth beneath it.—The two ends of the rowel should be tied together, that it may not come out, and be smeared with lard or fresh butter before it is put in, and drawn backward and forwards that the putrid matter may discharge itself.

What are called rowels by English farriers are made as follows: An incision is made through the skin, about three eighths of an inch long. Then the skin is separated from the flesh with the finger, or with the end