Monthly Archives: April 2009

23.4.39.

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 & … Continue reading

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22.4.39.

Cold & windy, with some sunny intervals & a few spots of rain. Flag irises budding. Some apple blossom full out. Planted early potatoes (Eclipse, about 10lb.) Procured two broody hens, but not putting them on the eggs till tomorrow, … Continue reading

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21.4.39.

Fine & very warm all day. Very dry. Believe I saw the first shoot of bindweed today. Scythed down a patch of nettles to see the result. It is said one can eradicate them if they are scythed down 3 … Continue reading

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20.4.39.

Fine & very warm all day. Bluebells everywhere. White starlike single flowers with many petals (Star of Bethlehem?) now in bloom. In the garden, forget-me-nots, tulips & one or two anemones in bloom. The thrush near the bullace tree has … Continue reading

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19.4.39.

Clear, sunny & rather warm. Starlings have been courting for some days past, & flying about with straw in their beaks. One starling, presumably the male, sits on a bough erecting its neck feathers & making rapid clicking noises with … Continue reading

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18.4.39.

Fine but chilly. Sowed broad beans. The ones sowed earlier are well up. Planted alyssum & antirhynums°. Found a hatched thrush’s egg – the first this year. Five eggs. Walnut buds opening.

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17.4.39.

Rather chilly, some wind, occasional showers. Buds of the walnut beginning to open. Lettuce seeds sown on 12.4.39 are germinating. A few tulips almost open. Ten eggs. (57 this week.) NOTE: We are delighted to have been nominated for a Webby … Continue reading

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