Wednesday, August 1, 2012

La Maison Rustique - August

From: L'agriculture et maison rustique, Charles Estienne (Rouen, 1658).

The works that the laborer should do for each month of the year.

(Chapter 10)



In August, pull up the flax and the hemp by the roots, gather the fruits from the tree tops for storing.

Remove the leaves around the late grapes, to the end that they receive the most warmth from the sun, make verjuice, dig the earth to make wells, or find sources for the springs.

If there is a need, think of preparing barrels, and other things necessary for the harvest.

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