Monthly Archives: January 2010

29.1.40

The coldest weather hitherto. Heavy snow last night, everything snowed up, drifts 4-6’ deep in places, roads more or less impassable, so that there has been no traffic of any kind all day. Violent wind. In spite of all this … Continue reading

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28.1.40

Very cold. Heavy snow last night, making about 1 foot deep. A little snow most of the day. 8 eggs.

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27.1.40

No thaw. Last night distinctly milder, then heavy sloshy snow. Freezing very hard again this evening. Birds very hungry. A thrush hanging round the shed today, seemingly weak with hunger. 9 eggs. Total this week: 56. Sold 1 score @ … Continue reading

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26.1.40

No thaw. In the afternoon considerable wind & some very cold rain which froze as soon as it fell, leaving a thin skin of ice over everything. Then some heavy & rather squashy snow. 4 eggs.

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25.1.40

No thaw. Still & not cold. 11 eggs. (3 pullets definitely laying).

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24.1.40

No thaw. Rather windy. 6 eggs (not counting 1 broken one). Sold 1 score @ 3/6.

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23.1.40

Evidently a little more snow in the night. Milder, but no thaw. 6 eggs. Am not counting one that was laid on the floor of the pullets’ house & was broken. There were 3 there altogether, so at any rate … Continue reading

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22.1.40

Some more snow last night, making about 4”. A little also today. Not actually thawing today, but definitely less cold. Put oilstove in the kitchen, whereupon the pipes unfroze, disclosing the fact that one is burst. Kitchen & small room … Continue reading

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21.1.40

Colder, more wind, & a good deal of light & rather damp snow. Tom Ridley says the best way of thawing out pipes is to run a blowlamp along them. 12 eggs (best for some months past). Said to have … Continue reading

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20.1.40

No thaw. They are now skating on the pool in the Warren. Potatoes brought in from the shed are frozen right through, with thick crust of ice under the skin. These were ones that were not covered up. Have not … Continue reading

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