Monthly Archives: October 2009

21.10.39

Very fine, clear, still autumn weather, with a touch of mist. Distinctly chilly morning & evening. E., Lydia[1] & self picked 41/2lb. blackberries. Nuts seem to be already ripened & fallen. Oak trees now mostly yellow, hawthorn & ash leaves … Continue reading

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20.10.39

Fine, still, sunny but not particularly warm. Finished digging the rhubarb bed, prepared the frame for dead leaves, made up a little more of the path, grubbed up the last lot of French beans. T[itley]. cannot get any stakes so … Continue reading

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19.10.39

Raining almost continuously till late evening. Impossible to do much out of doors. Dug a very little more of the rhubarb bed, cleaned up the remaining bit of the path, which however cannot be re-gravelled till I have got some … Continue reading

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18.10.39

Rather cold, with some sharp showers. Could not do much out of doors. Cleaned up some of the path & put in some stakes for the blackberries. Two more stakes are needed. 7 eggs. Sold 20 @ 3/- score.

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17.10.39

Still, fairly fine, not cold. Went into Baldock & bought mattock, 6/-. Also a little napthaline, said to be good weed-killer when mixed in equal quantities with lime. Cleared out place where the blackberries are to go. Elm trees are … Continue reading

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16.10.39

Sunny, very still, fairly warm. I believe there was a slight frost last night. Saw the white owl again yesterday evening. Limed part of the vacant patch, the part nearest the raspberries. That bit is not to be manured are … Continue reading

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15.10.39

Continuous & mostly heavy rain all day. Impossible to do anything out of doors. 8 eggs.

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