Hard frost last night, which started about 4pm. Thawed this morning about 10 am, cold & miserable all day. Lumps of ice turned out of hens’ basins were still frozen in the evening. Made bonfire, added some of the hay which had rotted to the compost-heap. This uses up the Adco, which will not have made the 7 cwt. of manure as specified, but perhaps I used it too liberally.
7 eggs. Sold 20 @ 4/4. Total this week: 49. + 12 laid out = 60.
This is the most miserable I’ve seen Orwell in ages. The third sentence could have come out of Ovid’s Tristia.
After attempts to save New Forest ponies in the blackout by painting them like zebras, they are removed to safe pastures.
a bonfire, yay!