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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 47

Special Advice to Young British Columbian Farmers

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Special Advice to Young British Columbian Farmers.

  • Get a wife.
  • Keep no spirits in the house.
  • Laugh at croakers.
  • Hold on to your cash capital.
  • Don't buy poor stock—a runt is dear at any price.
  • Feed your land, and it will feed you.
  • Do not buy one extra plough or harrow.
  • Buy as little as possible secondhand.
  • Don't improve—except slowly.
  • Don't employ a lot of hands at first, building, fencing, draining, &c.
  • Only good farming pays.
  • Don't hunger for a "big" farm.
  • Give up old-country notions.
  • Don't think you are very much wiser than your neighbours.
  • Make your house pretty with shrubs and flowers.
  • Go to church.
  • Work a little—rest a little, but be always about your place.