Yesterday one egg. Fine sunset, with green sky.
The nasturtiums & marigolds well up.
Inside terribly bad in the night.
Fairly warm. On silver poplar tree found puss-moth caterpillar about 1” long. Found shell of dead tortoise. Some time in life it had had some kind of injury which had crushed in a portion of the shell, forming a dent, & had set & grown in that position.
The half-starved donkey which I think was bought recently by M. Simont has discovered that the goats are given barley & comes across to rob them of it.
The pool where I saw the wild duck has already largely dried up.
One egg today.
The barley about to end. There was about 20-25lbs, & it has lasted 3 weeks, ie. each goat gets about 1/2 lb. a day.