Warmish in the morning, thunderstorms & heavy rain most of afternoon.
Picked first peas, about 1lb. Thinned out turnips, which are very good & look untouched by the fly. Began digging patch for greens, but too wet to do much.
Hens which have made nests outside will apparently continue to sit there in the middle of pouring rain. Very small newt tadpoles put into aquarium seem to disappear. Fear the large ones may be eating them, but if so this must only occur at night. Note that the water-snail is able in some way to elevate himself to the top of the water & remain floating there – or possibly is naturally buoyant & only remains down when using suction.[a]
11 eggs. (1 double egg – the first for some time).
[a] Can also rise to surface when he wants to, or can remain on bottom without holding on.