Monthly Archives: July 2009

27.7.39.

Hot. A very few drops of rain in the evening. Red mite is bad in the henhouses, partly no doubt owing to one or two hot days. Dealt with them with boiling water & sulphur afterwards, hoping this will be … Continue reading

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27.7.39.

Foreign & General 1. More fighting on Manchukuo border. Japanese said to be contemplating blockade of Russian half of Sakhalin. Daily Telegraph [a] 2. French-British-Russian staff talks being arranged for. Question of Baltic states apparently unsettled. Daily Telegraph [b] 3. … Continue reading

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26.7.39.

Fine & warm. Finished thatching hay, as well as it can be done, which is not very well. However this is practice for another occasion when there is more hay. Stack is about 8’ x 6’ by 5’ at highest … Continue reading

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26.7.39.

Foreign & General 1. General impression in world press that Gt. Britain has climbed down in Tokyo agreement. Daily Telegraph [a] 2. Another demonstration flight of 240 aeroplanes over France. Joint French-British aeroplane production now claimed to equal German. Daily … Continue reading

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25.7.39.

Fairly fine & hot. Endeavouring to stack the hay. 12 eggs (1 small).

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25.7.39.

Foreign & General 1. Brit-Japanese agreement very vaguely worded but amounts to climbing down on Britain’s part as in effect it amounts to a promise not to help Chinese. Chamberlain denies any alteration in British policy. Daily Telegraph [a] 2. … Continue reading

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24.7.39.

Fine in morning, cold & miserable in afternoon. Wildflowers now in bloom: agrimony, perforated St. John’s Wort, red dead nettle, wild mignonette, self-heal, woody nightshade, stitchwort. Found nest of wild bees in grass in churchyard. Nest of moss rather like … Continue reading

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