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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 22

Small Farms

Small Farms.

The man who will in time become the average colonist can settle down in many parte of the Southland district on land known as agricultural deferred payment blocks, and If he has saved two or throe hundred pounds, as working men may do in the course of five or six years, and is still steady and industrious, there is a very fair future before him. Having secured his land, he will proceed to erect a mouse for his family, a stockyard for his cattle, with milking shed for his cows; he can fence a small area for a paddock, plant a few acres of potatoes for domestic use, and for sale, sow some turnips for winter feed for his cattle, and whilst these are growing he can find work with the neighbouring settlers, some of whom will want fencing, ditching, or ploughing done. As years roll on he will be fairly established; and almost independent, and will become an employer of labour himself, and others can take up land on similar terms, and do as he has done.