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What a Working Man May Do.

A working man writes us as follows :— I have enclosed an account of the produce of one acre under crop. Being bo late in taking up the land, I did not feel justified in cropping more. I have about five, acres for 2l years, with the option of n second term of 21 years at 25 per cent advance. My rent for the whole is 6s (5d per week, but I only pay 2s 8d per week until September the 15th, 1890, on condition of my allowing the owner to retain the back portion until then, he having arranged to put down a crop of mangolds, so that I am only occupying about two acres, although signing the lease for the lot. I have "done the whole of the work, except the ploughing, in spare time, or during the time work was slack in town. It came very hard on me at first, bub .1 meant to conquer, and did so. The I following is the return : —

Independent of these items I have had grass for ii horse find am keeping three pigs. Ido not think this a bad record for seven months', residence on the section. I must also inform you I had the whole of my seeds to buy last season; which will not occur next, I having saved them. I am now putting in oats for green feed, and sowing paddock' in grass for late" feed and hay next season ; so you will see Mic benefits are innumerable. I feel certain of trebling the returns next season. I consider the whole of the benefits I' havereceived this last season wortli at least £40.—<" Wanganui Herald.")

7 lons potatoes, at £2 10s ... 17 10 0 7'cwb onions ... ••• ••• 210 0 2 tons mangolds ... • ... 110.0 4 bags carrots 0 14 0 4 ba^s field parsnips. 0 14 0i i-ton hay : ... 110 0 Other things, such ;is cabbages, cauliflowers, peas, beans, I turnips, &c, 1 estimate at 3 0,,0 i Total... " £27 8 'o'

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What a Working Man May Do., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2431, 16 May 1890

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What a Working Man May Do. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2431, 16 May 1890

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