(From our own Correspondent).
Winter has again made its appearance and with the heavy rain experienced on Thursday and the heavy fall of snow on the hills, we may now expect to sro frost. Indeed we have had several very sharp frosts already. The rain was very welcome to those farmers who are ploughing lea land as the ground was getting hard. Threshing operations have received a short check but with a good drying wind the stacks wiil soon be fit to thresh. The farmers in this distriotare complaining about the heavy mortality among lambs fattening on the turnips this season. Whatever is the cause is not known, and farmers would be very plsased if anyone could enlighten them through your valuable columns, as to the cause and how to prevent it.
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Lauriston Notes., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6552, 22 April 1905
Lauriston Notes. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6552, 22 April 1905
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