Raining, but not hard, almost all day.
Lilacs almost out. Bindweed well up.
Great difficulties with so-called broody hens. One, after much reluctance, began to sit, but only took 8 eggs. The other evidently not broody at all, escaped & got among the other hens. This sitting of eggs probably wasted (2/6 the dozen.) Notice that when this hen went among the others they did not make hostile demonstration, as is usual. Probably owing to there being no cock. Tom Ridly says that when keeping eggs waiting a hen one should turn them daily, as in the incubator.
Put on a new cylinder of calor-gas.
Thirteen eggs. (It appears Titley is getting 2/- a score for his eggs.)
 A neighbour; correct spelling ‘Ridley’. Peter Davison