The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 47
Special Advice to Young British Columbian Farmers
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.