Harvesting on the Rev. Mary Baker Eddy Place

Concord Monitor

Few of the many visitors to Concord, who enjoy so much the charming drive cut to Pleasant View, with its macadamized road, well-kept lawns, flowers, and shrubbery, imagine that the Rev. Mary Baker Eddy has one of the best-equipped model farms in New England. This is under the careful management of Mr. August Mann, and it would well pay any one interested in agriculture to look over Pleasant View's farm machinery and pattern after its methods. One of the latest acquisitions is an Adriance Rear Discharge Reaper and Binder, working in the twenty-acre field of rye, which handles the six-foot grain with perfect ease, though badly lodged in places. It is a great favorite with the farmer. The large grass crop at Pleasant View is handled by a six-foot Adriance Buckeye Mower and New Yorker Rakes, and while the territory mowed over is not so large, the crops are very heavy. They have a full equipment of plowing and pulverizing machinery, including New Yorker Disk and Loam Smoothing Harrows. One should not forget the dairy at Pleasant View. It is fully supplied with cream separators, churns, and butter workers of the latest improved patterns, in fact, every department of the estate of the modest owner is looked after with great care.

Adjoining Pleasant View on the south is what was known as the old trotting park, but was last fall purchased by the Concord State Fair Association, and under their careful management has been converted into one of the most picturesque and attractive fair grounds in the East, and with the outside decorations donated by Mrs. Eddy for the commodious buildings, adds to the fine landscape from the rightly named Pleasant View.—Concord Monitor.

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