Comprised within this antique volume is an introductory guide to farm draining. It was originally written to give, in a precise and plain manner, the information that the farmer should know if he contemplates draining his farm, and the author has endeavored to convey to the reader enough information that will give them an elementary knowledge of why, when, where, and how to drain their farm. Although an old text, much of the information contained herein is timeless in its value, making this book still a valuable addition to any farmer's collection. The chapters of this book include: 'How Tile Drains Affect the Soil', 'Temperature', 'Chemical Changes', 'Drought', 'Questions to be Considered Before Commencing to Drain', 'The Outlet', 'Leveling', 'Level Notes', 'Leveling Instruments', 'Location of Drains', 'Staking and Leveling for Drains', etcetera. This text was originally written in 1903, and is proudly republished now complete with a new introduction on the subject.