Somewhat less warm, overcast, a very few drops of rain about dark. Last night’s rain had made no difference to the soil.
Weeded out the onions. These will be ready to pick in 2-3 weeks, but are not good. Applied sodium chlorate to the nettles beyond the walnut tree. Pickled 1lb. of damsons & 31/4 bullaces. The damsons made almost 2lb. jam, so the bullaces should make 5 or 6. The 2 rows of potatoes made 3 small sacks, I should say 50 or at most 60lb. so if the main crop are equally bad we shall have at most another 300 lb., which is not nearly enough.
Picked out 2 boiling fowls (the old light Sussex & the one which mothered the 2nd lot of chicks) to go to market tomorrow.
Swallows beginning to gather on the telephone wires.