Sunday, July 1, 2012

La Maison Rustique - July

From: L'agriculture et maison rustique, Charles Estienne (Rouen, 1658).

The works that the laborer should do for each month of the year.

(Chapter 10)



In July reap the wheat, and soup grains. It will make the grass that one calls the plaster.

Gather the fruit of the apple and pear trees, edible apples and pears, and those that load the tree too much.

Dig the vines for the second time, and root out hereunto the grass, commonly called dog-tooth.

Level and smooth the earth that will be watered so that the sun does not scorch long before the vine.

Cut the wood for heating all year round.