Tag Archives: broody hen

26.10.39

A very sharp white frost last night, the first severe frost of the year. The day overcast with a short sunny interval, & rather cold. Water in the hen’s basin frozen solid this morning. Turned it, & this evening there … Continue reading

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15.8.39.

Hot. Had some damsons stewed (rather sour.) Ground dries up very rapidly. A few larkspurs coming into flower, roses coming into second bloom (most of them not good owing to the species of blight they have this year). The pumpkin’s … Continue reading

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14.8.39.

Warm & fine. Damsons (such as there are) almost ripe. Finished getting ground ready for greens. At last found the lost hen, which was sitting on 13 eggs. She has been gone just a month. Altogether 6 broodies now (out … Continue reading

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4.8.39.

Raining most of day, with sunny intervals, windy. Ground now very sodden, everything growing very fast. Lifted some more early potatoes (about 3½months). Not many on each root. Saw the lost hen again this morning. Mrs A. says she has … Continue reading

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12.6.39.

There was evidently some rain last night. This morning overcast & rather chilly, then from 4-6 in the afternoon heavy rain. Finished hoeing maincrop potatoes, which are now practically all up. (There are 4 rows Epicure, 10 of Red King … Continue reading

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6.6.39.

Too hot to do much in the garden. Earthed up early potatoes. We are changing the hens on to Full-o-Pep, which is somewhat cheaper than Clarke’s laying mash. Also getting corn etc. by the cwt., which effects a small saving. … Continue reading

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3.6.39.

Very hot & dry. Planted 1 score of T’s lettuces & about a dozen (smaller) of our own. Protected with sacking, as with the tomatoes. E. planted 7 dahlias. The hen had pushed away 4 of the duck eggs, which … Continue reading

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