. Elementary agriculture with practical arithmetic . I^:.â : '-^T > ⢠'â ⢠, \'. â ;- â â M â¢.â¢â¢;,.â¢â >, back from the road, so as not to obstaict the view from the house. The Construction of Buildings.âBut httle need be said about the construction of farm buildings. The careful farmer will adapt the buildings to the size of the farm, and his own special needs. The silo is the one farm building, however, that needs the most careful con- struction. The importance of silage as a feeding stuff is growing more apparent, but silage will not keep well in a poorly constructed silo. Whatev

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. Elementary agriculture with practical arithmetic . I^:.â : '-^T > ⢠'â ⢠, \'. â ;- â â M â¢.â¢â¢;,.â¢â >, back from the road, so as not to obstaict the view from the house. The Construction of Buildings.âBut httle need be said about the construction of farm buildings. The careful farmer will adapt the buildings to the size of the farm, and his own special needs. The silo is the one farm building, however, that needs the most careful con- struction. The importance of silage as a feeding stuff is growing more apparent, but silage will not keep well in a poorly constructed silo. Whatever the type of silo the farmer chooses to build, four things must be ob- served : It must be air- tight, strong, perfectly smooth on the inside and placed on a strong, solid foundation. TJic Silo.âThe silo must be air-tight, because the air contains germs that will set to work upon the silage and cause it to spoil and decay. Silage is something like canned fruit, in this respect. The silo must be strong, because the green feed with which it is filled is very heavy and solidly packed down. This exerts a tremendous