Extremely hot & dry. Made larger runs for chicks, putting sacking over as shade. Had to take the sacking from the lettuces, which had not wilted owing to being covered. A few sweet williams coming out. The other very small dianthus is coming out. These shut up at night, the cheddar pinks do not. Many greenfly on the roses. Squirted them with soap & water. M. gave 11 /2 pts. today, so is about back to normal.
14 eggs.
E. saw a white owl again last night.

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3 Responses to 4.6.39.

  1. dw77 says:

    Really enjoying the diary so far, and looking forward to Sep 3rd.
    Just as an aside there’s the ‘insert special character’ button in wordpress edit post to improve readability –

    M. gave 1½ pints today

  2. zenomax says:

    The BBC website has put up some archive documents from Orwells time working at the BBC during the war:


  3. Barnaby says:

    Many thanks for the link, Zenomax. I look forward to reading the documents.

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