This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
A correspondent from Nordhoff, Ventura County, writes that there has been no rain there for nine months, to January 17th. Sheep have been offered at 75 cents each, and no buyers. Streams-for irrigating are low, but still sufficient to keep the crops in fair heart. The climate is, however,, admirable for those suffering from pleural troubles. The mountains are covered with a luxu-riant forest vegetation. He encloses some spirited lines from a local poet, representing Diana complaining to Jupiter of the woodman's-axe in other parts of the country, destroying the arborescent retreats given to her and her chaste maidens for the pleasure of the chase, and Jupiter directing her to these woods of the Ojai (pronounced O-he) valley, where they will probably never be disturbed.