Back home again after nearly a week in London. The frost has now broken but it is still cold, generally damp & misty, & there is still a good deal of ice left on the pools. W.C. has at last unfrozen but there was still ice in the cistern. Chrysanthemums have now withered back, so shall cut them down & remove those that are of bad colours. The others ought also to be removed & divided in the spring, but probably there won’t be time.
In 7 days the hens appear to have laid only 25 eggs. This is far worse than they were doing before & evidently Mrs A. has again underfed them. Mrs A. sold 1 score @ 3/4
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To even the eggs up: to end of week: 27.
New week up to & including 9.1.39: 12.
(This includes those laid before I went away + 25).