Archives for December 2011

A Christmas Husbandly Fare

December 19, 2011 at 10:43 am

It was more than three centuries ago that native Thomas Tusser, musician, chorister, and farmer, gave to the world his incomparable “Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry.” He covered the farm year and the farm work as completely asVergil had covered it more than fifteen centuries before; and he left us sketches of the countryside... View Article

The Difficulty with Much of our Teaching

December 12, 2011 at 8:47 am

The difficulty with much of our teaching is that the pupil does not carry it with him into life; and he does not carry it with him because it is likely to be taught in an abstract way and without any particular articulation or vibration with the situations that he has to meet or with... View Article

How the Trees Look in Winter

December 6, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Onlythe growing and open season is thought to be attractive in the country. The winter is bare and cheerless. The trees are naked. The flowers are under the snow. The birds have flown. The only bright and cheery spot is the winter fireside. But even there the farmer has so much time that he does... View Article