Monthly Archives: September 2009

13.9.39

Overcast in the morning, a sunny patch in the afternoon, then some drizzle. Finished cleaning out potato patch, began digging the bit next to the tomatoes. One or two cockerels almost big enough for market. 7 eggs. Sold 30 @ … Continue reading

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12.9.39

Chilly (enough to have a fire), overcast & windy. Some light rain in the evening. Began cleaning out the maincrop potatoes & cutting the haulm preparatory to digging. They may as well however stay in the ground another fortnight to … Continue reading

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11.9.39

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 … Continue reading

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10.9.39

Warmish, but overcast. Dug the 2 rows of King Edward potatoes (actually most of them are not K.E. but another larger kind, perhaps Great Scott). Again very poor though better than the earlies. The best had 16 sizeable potatoes to … Continue reading

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9.9.39

Very hot. Dug up 3rd batch of peas & dug over that piece of ground. Red mite again very bad. Most of the leghorns now moulting but not so many of the Rhodes. Notice that the birds’ appetites always drop … Continue reading

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8.9.39

Hot. Blackberries not ripe yet. Have lifted the remained of the early potatoes, which are very poor, only about 5 potatoes to a root. 8 eggs. [NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS] Curing a Goat Skin. – The skin should be as free from … Continue reading

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7.9.39

Very hot. Weeded out first lot of broccoli & dug between. Cut down nettles under the apple tree & applied 1 lb. sodium chlorate. A lot of apples but they are not very good or big, & many windfalls. Made … Continue reading

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