Overcast, sunny intervals, some rain.
Took up tulips & planted out to finish their growth, also narcissi. Began putting up new hen-house (a shop-solid one, price 17/6 which arrived uncreosoted & without roofing felt. Would accomodate° 10-12 full-grown hens.) Old H. planted out more lettuces. Began earthing up early potatoes for the second time. One gap in the 4 rows. Let out the broody hens, hoping that some at least will have gone off by this time. Had to throw away 1 duck egg (now only 8 ) as the hen had turned it out.
A jackdaw has twice been hanging around the chicken coops, obviously with designs on the chickens.
 Old Hatchett, a neighbour. Peter Davison