[from our own correspondent.]
At the present time the farmers in this district are all busy ploughing the ground for the next year's crop, much of which, thanks to the favorable season, is already in the ground, while there are some small patches of early sown grain which is nicely above the ground and looks very well. With a favorable winter and spring, the plant should receive such a start as will warrant the farmers expecting' a more [favorable yield than that which fell to ' their lot last year. The area under crop | this year, notwithstanding the low prices ruling for cereals, will be about the same as last year., Owing to the long spell of dry weather the grass in the disItrict has suffered very much, the few showers that we have had having done very little to excite the growth, which, for several weeks past, has been very slight indeed. This is all the more to tie regretted, as the turnip crop, .in most in r stances, has proved a failure. ..The"low price ruling for oats wiH possibly entice': some of the farmers to supplement their winter feed with that cereal and thus enable them to keep up the name that Kyle mutton has so justly received at the various markets for excellence of quality. In a district where everything goes on so smoothly, the disappointment experienced by about fifty adults, besides a number of children, who had assembled at the school, many from long distances, on Friday night, 30th last., to wjtn.es*'
De Loroe's universal panorama, which had been billed to perform on that night, can readily be imagined when, for some, at present, unexplained reason, that gentlem«'m failed to put in an appearance, and consequently tho shillings and sixpences had to be reluctantly taken home again. It is to be hoped that such a disappointment will not deter those who assembled from coming to the Kyle school entertainment, which is to come off at an early date, and due notice whereof shall be given in your paper.
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KYLE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2430, 2 June 1890
KYLE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2430, 2 June 1890
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