Farm Book, page 85
by Thomas Jefferson


it is thought that any ground will yeild as much wheat as rye, &
that wheat exhausts less than rye.
D. Ross has found that 4. bush. of rye furnish as much nutriment
to horses as 5. bushels of corn. both supposed to be ground.
also that a feed of 3. quarts of ground corn are as nutritive as
4. quarts unground.
G. Divers thinks that 4. measures of bran are but equal to one of rye or corn.


a common sheaf of oats, chopped, will fill a peck & contains about a pint
of the grain. a good sheaf will weigh 2. lb.
100. lb in the sheaf will yield a bushel of grain, if the straw was not very rank