Overcast most of day, a heavy shower in the afternoon, & cold enough to have a fire.
Both the hens guarding chicks have begun laying eggs & the younger one showed a tendency to stray away. E. therefore put her with the other hens & put all the chick together with the other hen. This morning two of the youngest badly pecked, especially the one which for some reason is white. Have segregated these two, & we are going to wean the others at once. Three of the elder ones are already perching.
Picked about 1 lb. Of strawberries & had some broad beans (young, eaten pod & all). These are about the first produce of the garden. A few loganberries reddening. Apples on the grenadier as large as golf balls. Clarkia beginning to flower.
11 eggs
Cylinder of Calor gas, started 8.6.39, gave out today.
Cwt. Of Full-o-Pep, started 6.6.39, getting low in the bin. Should last till 12.7.39. Actually might last till about 8th or 10th, but some of it has been fed to the pullets occasionally.

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4 Responses to 2.7.39.

  1. Max says:

    With the Danzig crisis looming, it’s good to see that the hens are on guard and that large grenadiers are beginning to assemble. But that surreptitious pecking in the ranks will have to be sorted out.


  2. Max says:

    Oh, and it’s good to see that the home fires are already burning.


  3. The Ridger says:

    “Wean”? What an odd word to use for poultry.

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