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23.3.40

About the first nice spring weather, except for a shower or two in the afternoon. Buds on bullace trees. 13 eggs. Total this week: 98.

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13.3.40

Re-opening this diary after a long absence due to ‘flu etc. The day we left, 30.1.40, the roads were so completely snowed up that of the 31/2 miles to Baldock we were only able to do about 1/2 mile on … Continue reading

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27.1.40

No thaw. Last night distinctly milder, then heavy sloshy snow. Freezing very hard again this evening. Birds very hungry. A thrush hanging round the shed today, seemingly weak with hunger. 9 eggs. Total this week: 56. Sold 1 score @ … Continue reading

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11.1.40

No thaw. It would be possible to skate on the church pond, but unfortunately I have no skates here. The other ponds not bearing. Water beetles (the kind whose legs look like oars) can be seen moving about under the … Continue reading

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11.11.39

Very fine weather, as yesterday. Birds all singing almost as though it were spring. Notice that horse dung of some mares & their foals out in the fields is extremely dark, almost black, presumably for being out at grass with … Continue reading

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18.2.39.

Spent a week at Taddert, 1650 m. up in the Atlas, about 95 km. from Marrakech, & since then have been ill for nearly 3 weeks (about 10 days in bed.) Most essential points about Taddert are noted in the … Continue reading

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7.12.38

Two eggs. Yesterday afternoon much hotter. Looking at the beds of streams here, it is evident that the streams have shrunk very greatly, though whether recently or not I do not know. The stream along which we walked yesterday had … Continue reading

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