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
You can see why he turned to Socialism…
Those that can do…those that can’t “teach”
I wonder if he prays for extra eggs….
(Of course its human nature isn’t it ??)
Socialists don’t pray, do they?
I do not understand what its going on. Why does he need a “broody” hen to sit on the eggs?
i’s that the only way to get them to incubate? how would it happen in nature then?
If he thinks his so-called broody hen is going to hatch chicks, he’d best be praying for a cock. More rationally, though, he could just trade the non-broody hen and a shilling for one.