Saturday, September 1, 2012

La Maison Rustique - September

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 September give the last working to the tilled ground scattered with wheat, maslin, rye and other similar grains.

Be on the lookout, beat down the nuts, mow the meadows that are late for being renewed, gather the thatch to cover the stables, and for heating the furnace the whole year.

Cut the branches of the madder, and collect the seed for planting at the beginning of the next March.

Collect the leaves of dyers woad, and dress them so that they are reduced into bundles, and will dry in the sun, or by a fire that is not too hot, cut the rice and millet.

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