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Threshing. —Mr. Lloyd commenced threshing yesterday, at Newlands and avg understand the Avheat crop is running out about 20 bushels per acre.

Meat-keeping in Hot Weather. —The Japanese method of keeping meat fresh in hot weather is just iioav attracting a good deal of attention in European circles. It consists in placing the raw flesh in porcelain vessels and pouring on it boiling water, whereby, the albumen on the surface is quickly coagulated, and forms a protection against the further action of the water. Oil is then poured on the surface of the Avater so as to prevent the access of air and consequent putrefaction of the meat. The system of protecting animal substances by securing of the albumen and the air is of course no novelty, ancHPcjm hardly be supposed that we are indebted to the Japanese for its original adoption. But undoubtedly their method of applying it is far preferable to that practised by ourselves in the process of preserving tinned meats, which appears to consist in boiling them for such a length of time that almost all their flavor is destroyed, and the ultimate result is a mass of tasteless shred of muscular fibre.—“Farmer,”

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 65, 24 February 1880

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Untitled Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 65, 24 February 1880