The Dollar Farmer, A Monthly Publication, Devoted to Practial and Scientific Agriculture. By Prentice and Weissinger. July 1844 to June 1845. Louisville, Kentucky. Printed and Published at the Office of the Louisville Journal. 1845. 176pp.
Contents include: Tanning Leather on the Plantation; To Female Aliens [on the naturalization of immigrants]; Pruning Fruit Trees; Sheep Husbandry; Bees; Gas-Light from Lard; Salt as a Manure; To Destroy Bed Bugs; Animal Heat; Plain Direction for the Recovery of Drowned Persons; Tobacco in Maryland; The Pear Blight; Cornstalk Sugar and Molasses; Cheese Making, Cashmere Goats; The Mormon Temple [first hand account of new Mormon temple at Nauvoo]; Snaking in Ballard County [rattlesnakes]; Man Lynched by Snakes in North Carolina; The Maid of Saragoza's Lament for Her Lover by S. F. Otis; Manures; Report of Experiments on the Varieties of Wheat Cultivated in the State of New York; Punishment by Cats in the Trowsers; Green Corn Pudding; A New Subsoil Plough; An Apple without Seed or Core; Scotch Schools; A Cherokee Girl in Saratoga [niece of celebrated Cherokee, John Ross]; Mode of Preparing Hams; The Hemp Crop; To Consolidate Urine and Retain the Amonia; A Shower of Stones in Vanango Township [claims of an actual shower of stones, like rain]; John Wesley's Remedy for the Bite of Mad Dogs; Hydrophobia, Tetanus, and Delirium Tremens; Singular Traits of Song Birds; Steamers in Siberia; Morse's Electro Magnetic Telegraph; Culture of Tobacco; Evils of Developing only a Part of the Mind or Body; Indian Literature; The Lowell Girls; Culture and Manufacture of Hemp in Europe; Coal Tar as a Paint; LightninRods; Corn-Bread; Accident at a Paris Fete; The Forest by J. T. Wall; Alpacas in Scotland; The Life and Atrocities of Sawney Bean [Scottish Cannibal Clan]; Gapes in Chickens; Ripe Fruit and Dysentery; Dangers of a Volcanic District [Hawaii]; Future Life of Animals - In Jesse's Scenes and Tales of Country Life; Tomato Catsup; Washington's Farewell Address to His Army; Quicksilver from China; Niagara Falls; Peleg W. Ponder; Or, the Politician Without a Side; The Grave of Daniel Boone; A Gleam of Sunshine by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; El Morenito. A Rough Sketch in the Pyrenees; Captain Cunynghame's Recollections of Service; Washington by Eliza Cook; Curing Meat; Scarlet Fever; A Shark Story by Wm P. Hawes; Russell's Planetarium; Eccentricities of aa Madman; Indian Trout Fishing; The Potato Plague; Tobacco Seed and the Culture of Tobacco; Slaughtering Sheep; Bloody, Clotted Milk; Artificial Fireworks in Miniature [recipe for homemade fireworks]; Curious Experiment with Gas; Patent Fuel for Steamboats; Rural Economy of the South; Use of Fishes in Wells and Cisterns; On the Provision Trade of Ireland; Important Improvement in Cotton Spinning; New Solar Gas Light; The Greatest Discovery of the Age - The Electro Magnetic Light; Preserved Turtle [for turtle soup]; Foot Rot; Value of the Scotch Larch in Artificial Plantations; Prices and Relative Value of the Peruvian and African Guano; Emigration to Tennessee; The Great Gas Well at Kanawha; Insanity [accounts and findings of dissections at the Bethlehem hospital for the insane and at the Lancaster Lunatic Asylum]; African Civilization [attempt to raise funds for the Society for the Civilization of Africa . . . to send people to westernize Africa, thus help stem the tide of slavery by preventing tribes selling each other off . . . or I suppose we could have stopped buying slaves?]; Morse's Telegraph Across the Atlantic; Analysis of Kentucky Soil; etc.
June, 1845 not present; pp.87-90 defective;