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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