Tag Archives: cold

10.4.40

A very few drops of rain last night. Today cold & windy. Sowed peas (next lot to be sown about 25th). 17 eggs. Sold 1 score @ 2/-, 1 score @ 2/6 (? milkman).

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9.4.40

Fine but rather cold. Hares are mating. Saw sparrow-hawks courting in the air. Sowed carrots (short-horn) & parsnips, 1 row each. Can sow peas tomorrow. 16 eggs.

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8.4.40

Cold, overcast & a very little light drizzle. Ground has not dried up so cannot sow peas yet. Dug the limed patch, leaving it very rough. It can remain thus for about 2 months. No more digging now remains to … Continue reading

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6.4.40

Sharp frost last night. Beautiful still sunny day, turning rather cold again this evening. Dug some more. Frost has improved the soil considerably. Weeded the patch between the currants & the strawberries, & applied lime. (Paid Titley 6d for about … Continue reading

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31.3.40

Rather cold, & violent wind all day. A certain number of primroses out, also blue & white violets, & celandine. No other wild flowers. Saw a sheep with two newborn lambs, the first I have seen this year. Notice that … Continue reading

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29.3.40

Sowed onions (3 rows Jas. [Long] Keeping). 2 oz. seed suppose to do 200 feet but only did about 100, no doubt because I sowed too thick. Today cold, overcast & windy, with some rain in the afternoon. 17 eggs.

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28.3.40

Sharp frost in the night, which does not appear to have done any damage, however. Today fine but rather cold. Cleared out some more of the strawberry bed, prepared the onion bed, which may be fit to sow tomorrow. Some … Continue reading

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