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SOUTHLAND.

(XBOU OUB OWN COBBBBPOITDMT./ For the liat fortn'ght wo har» h»d very hard froata, and ploughing la ( entisely atoppeS. Th«i loe on laemcrof the Ugoona Ij from two to tbVeeinotoa th'okj and akatipg h»a been the order of ,<he d»y. The land la ooVered with aoow eioapt on the low l?(n* plains Sheep are Buffering, and on aome of the higher Qoaotry there will .no dpabt be aome heayy . |oitt«. Fov the laat aeyen years thai I hare been here I have not seen ploughing stopped from froaU lor mere ihau . one day at'* time until n<Jw. . The farmers here 'n* tend to pnt lp ; fnr .more. oaUi thla "time than they hive Hit&estq done, tjat llttl« or no ploughing has yet been done, and with aooh oofiTorable weather they wtll be •omeirbat astrny In- their ealoalatlonc, , There will ba very *muoh leaii wheat pat in thla year than laat, Up to now there ia only an odd patoh to be aoen aown» The potato orop hia again beeitfa putjal failure; they are worth £1 per ton. X think we ahall have to aend to Sydney foi aome, where' Southland potatoes ate obtainable at £4 per toD, ~ ■ DE. June 28th. - :..■■- ■■■.«

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SOUTHLAND. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2161, 29 June 1889

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