The season food for stock.
The season is backward.
The trees have been unusually late in donning their foliage. --There have been such frequent and heavy rains as very much to interfere with the labors on the farm, and to delay the planting of the corn.
But, while the season has thus retarded some operations of the agriculturist, he has been compensated with an abundant growth of green food for stock at a time when forage is scarce and unprecedentedly high.
At no time in our experience has the earth borne a heavier crop of verdure than at this time, and it is indeed a Godsend.
Nor will any serious injury result from any delay caused by that condition of the season so propitious to the grasses.
Corn, in our genial climate, will mature in good time even when planted after the middle of June.
So there need be no fears for that crop.
On the other hand, both wheat and oats are looking admirably well, and the promise of an abundant crop was never better at this period of the year.
The breadth of land occupied by the grain crops will be uncommonly large, and, though too early to speculate upon the yield, it is gratifying to behold the favorable condition of all growing crops at this time.
The abundance of grass must have its effect in diminishing the demand for forage, and tend to reduce the exorbitant prices that have prevailed.