Monthly Archives: January 2010

22.1.40

Some more snow last night, making about 4”. A little also today. Not actually thawing today, but definitely less cold. Put oilstove in the kitchen, whereupon the pipes unfroze, disclosing the fact that one is burst. Kitchen & small room … Continue reading

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21.1.40

Colder, more wind, & a good deal of light & rather damp snow. Tom Ridley says the best way of thawing out pipes is to run a blowlamp along them. 12 eggs (best for some months past). Said to have … Continue reading

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20.1.40

No thaw. They are now skating on the pool in the Warren. Potatoes brought in from the shed are frozen right through, with thick crust of ice under the skin. These were ones that were not covered up. Have not … Continue reading

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19.1.40

No thaw. A little more snow last night. Cannot unfreeze kitchen tap but unfroze the waste pipe by pouring boiling water down the straight part & hanging hot water bottle over the bend. Tried to dig a hole to bury … Continue reading

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18.1.40

No thaw. Unable to unfreeze pipes etc. Saw a little owl today – have not previously seen any of these round here. 11 eggs.

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17.1.40

No thaw. A little snow in the night, making about 1 inch depth. Last night seemingly the hardest frost of all, as even the village pump was frozen. Snow very dry & crunchy. Dung in the hen houses frozen quite … Continue reading

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16.1.40

No thaw. In the afternoon violent & very cold wind & a little snow. 6 eggs.

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