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SHEEP NOTES.

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By BOAZ. 0 SHEEP NOTES. In cheep farming, agriculturists are apt to overlook the benefit accruing to land from what is known among breeders as the golden hoof." It is a fact that sheep improve land to a much greater extent than any other animals. Many a poor lean turf field has been brought into a very passable pas- turage by Tunnioi; sheep thereon and trough feeding generously. At the present time of the year the troughs may be brought into use to the greatest advantage, and that either on the turnip field or pasture. There is no more delicate subject on the farm to deal with than a weakly hogg, teg, or lamb, as it is variously called. The appetite is usually fastidious, the food, if not of precisely the right sort, disagrees, greater weakness i<- noticed in the subject every day, and the first really severe spell of winter that sets in it- liable to cause death. The subject must be pushed in some way, but we have to hasten slowly, else we kill with kindness. Oats, bran, and a little decorticated cotton cake in equal parts make as good food as can be given, and the patient may be allowed pretty well as much of this feed as it clears up with relish. Any generous diet that supports the carcase also supports the wood. When we find, as is often the case, at shearing what are known as "cots among the fleecer, that is tight fleeces, which have to be sold at half-price, we may generally call to mind some period in the past winter or spring when the. flock has had a check in its thriv- ing state. Then it is that the coat is stunted in growth, and does not do well afterwards. At this season of the year we need to lie doubly cai-efultbat the thriving state is kept up.

0 THE GREENHOUSE.

0 POULTRY: BREEDING STOCK.

--+----OLD FRUIT TREES.

SERVING SWEDES.

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