9.6.39.

Very dry, less hot. No signs of rain.
Planted two more marrows & removed the covers from the others. Did more weeding. The turnips have completely disappeared & very few onions are left, & some of those wilting. Shall re-sow & plant after it has rained. Except the lettuces very little has germinated in the seed-bed. eg. only 11 broccoli out of a packet. Maincrop potatoes now mostly up & look pretty good.
E. put six broodies in a sort of cage of wire netting, which may perhaps cure them.
The new goat arrived. Evidently had not been milked, so milked her, obtaining 1 1/2 pints, & another 1/2 pint tonight. Supposed to give 3-4 pints, but this business will no doubt have put her off, as with M. a few days back. Am not stripping M. & shall gradually get her down to one milking a day, also reducing her feed. M. very jealous, butting the other goat, stealing her food etc., the other goat (name Kate) not resisting.
10 eggs.

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5 Responses to 9.6.39.

  1. Stephen says:

    “Where could those turnips have gone?” (Glares suspiciously at M.)

  2. The Ridger says:

    I hope Muriel didn’t eat the onions, too! But surely they’d have noticed…

  3. Roving Thundercloud says:

    They’ll find out soon enough when they drink her milk…once when my mother was a small girl, their goats ate up the neighbor’s garlic patch, but mom’s family was too poor to waste the milk–ugh. I wonder if it would have made a nice garlicky cheese.

    My spouse & siblings used to direct the cow specifically to the beets to eat up the beet tops, lest their mother prepare them for the table. (“Oh no Mum, Bertha got into the garden again!”)

  4. Steve says:

    Welcome aboard, Kate.

  5. Stephen says:

    Or, as we will soon no doubt see, “K”.

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