Cold last night but no frost. Today fine & cold.
5 eggs. Sold 1 score @ 4/2.
Now, unexpectedly, the price has fallen back.
247 eggs sold since 1 Nov, total proceeds 2 pounds 11/8d.
As a new viewer, this diary is remarkable. Not just that EB/GO keeps a diary in late 1939 without mentioning current events, but that he’s so interested in eggs, yet has nothing to say about his chickens.
In Germany… SS forces kill the inmates of Stralsund and Chelm mental asylums.
In Britain… During the night, German seaplanes and destroyers lay mines off the eastern coast. The British destroyer HMS Jersey is engaged and torpedoed by German destroyers during the operations.
it’s interesting that there’s been quite some time since the beginnig of the war, and some action too, but almost nothing was written on the diary by orwell.
Over the past year or so, Orwell has chronicled the chicken/poultry/egg saga in [his] real-time which is, to us, chronologically sporadic but it’s there.
The glorious Egg Count is actually what has bound the “Orwell Project-ophiles” together here on this blog through thick and thin from that very first blog post by George Orwell himself. As an aside, I must admit that I really miss the Goat Chronicles sub-plot and that last episode still brings a tear to my eye.
He really does feed the chickens Full-O-Pep and he keeps their domicile up to code, by the way.
More to the point, day after day last winter in Morocco we’d get entries of ‘one egg’. That’s it.
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