Bits 'n Pieces
Page 46 - Jost & Jerusha Petrie (in a letter dated August 12,
1883)

"...There are a great many foul weeds in Oregon mainly owing to two
things - Viz lack of frost to kill fall weeds, and fearfully Slovenly
Farming, as the people have depended on grazing principally and
have neglected the plow. If they had plowed and attended to their
business as you or I would they would raise far better Grain and far
less weeds.....