THIS County has seldom been visited with such a favourable harvest season as the present. The propitious elements have checked the progress of a dreaded disease and happily baffled all the speculations of the food monopolists. Nothing now seems wanting to crown the prospects of this beneficent season, but caution and promptness on the part of those who have to secure its good results. We would impress upon all farmers the necessity of at once cutting down their corn crops.
In this country, we cannot calculate on any continuance of fine weather. The fineness of the last month has been somewhat rare and remarkable; and it would seem, as if, in the natural course of our atmospheric changes, some wet bad weather were, so to speak, now due to us. In this state of things it behooves the farmers to cut down their crops at once. It would be safer to cut them down a little on this side of maturity than to leave them to the chances of a day’s wind or rain. We have heard a farmer say that such a day “would shake the taxes out of all the corn in the country.”
Landowners, clergymen, and magistrates should impress on their neighbours and dependents the danger of delaying the work of harvest. Nothing should be left to chance; the labour of a few days would place the plentiful harvest of 1847 beyond all risk.