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Description: A Successful Woman FarmerDate: February 13 1891
Newspaper published in: Tupelo, MS
Source: Lee County, MS Library
Page/Column: Page 7, Column 3
A SUCCESSFUL WOMAN FARMER
Mary B. Clay, of Whitehall, Ky., is one of the most successful farmers in that portion of the State. In a recent article, contributed to the Woman's Journal on farming for women, Miss Clay says:
"The advantages of farming as a business for women may be summed up under the following heads: Women who have no training or learning in other ways so as to take a profession can, with ordinary application and judgment, make a comfortable living on a farm. It is available for women with large or small means. For women thrown upon their own resources, with children to raise, it is an economical and safe business investment. If the means to be invested are small a judicious choice of land as to location or access to market, the quality of the soil for the purpose wanted, etc., should be considered, with a view to , small fruits, such as strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, dwarf fruits and grapes, and the most salable vegetables, one or two cows, chickens and ducks. Milk and cream bring more to sell than to make into butter. Eggs are more profitable to sell than to raise chickens. Money invested in two or three acres, can, with industry and care, be made to produce more than any notes or bonds with interest will bring, and the family can live on the fat of the land with very little money outlay.