'>• CIVIL A R CHIT E C TURE,
by their dang; but let them be in a spot warm and open to a
current of air. Breeding animals, such as fowls, hogs, doves,
Bleep, &c. shouid have situations suitable to their nature and
use, which will vary and be determined according to the diffe-
rent manners and customs of the country.
Wine is of that delicate nature that nothing receives hurt
sooner. A cellar shouid be dug where no noise, smell, heat,
or rnoisture can reach ; and according to some writers where*
there are no roots of trees. The cellar shouid receive its light
from the north or east ; the ssoor shouid sink in the middle,
that if any wine shouid run out it may not be lost. Under
cover near the cellars the vesiels shouid be placed at such a
height as that, when the wine in them shall have fermented,
it may easily be conveyed into the barrels through pipes made
of wood or leather.
Let the granaries front the north, as that aspedt is cold and
dry, and the weevil* will not breed there; for which reason this
situation is very savourable to the preservation of the grain.
Let their ssoors be made with plaster or, if this cannot be
done, with boards, but by no means with lime, which would
materially injure the grain. Barns shouid have the same as-
pedf as granaries, and sor the same reasons. Let the hay-lofts
be fronting the west, or rather the south ; for the sun will dry
the hay, and prevent it srom heating and catching fire, which
it often does when laid up too moist. The places where the
implements of husbandry are deponted shouid sace the south,
and be under cover.
The area constructed for the purpose of threshing shouid be
placed in such a manner that it may be seen from the mansion,
but so as that neither the dust may be blown towards the man-
sion, nor the chass ssy into the garden. It shouid be spacious,
and have the advantage of the sun, and shouid be either pitch-
ed, or laid with ssint. Varro moreover advises that it shouid
* A small worm or mite that feeds on corn and other grain.