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20.4.40

Overcast but not particularly cold. Some people heard the cuckoo this morning, but I did not. Some rain about midday. Hedges are still decidedly bare. Winter wheat looks good in most places. Tulips are out in some gardens. Black currants … Continue reading

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13.4.40

Still, not warm, overcast but no rain. Sowed kale, savoys, sprouts, lettuce (cos), radishes. (Not broccoli, as the seed I have is of a late kind, to be sowed about May-June). Also leeks, 10-week stocks, foxgloves. Planted out 1 score … 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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30.3.40

Nice spring weather. Sowed 1 row carrots. Finished weeding strawberries, & applied a little manure. Place for broad beans now about fit to sow. One or two daffodils opening in garden. Except for Innes’ meadow beyond the Lodge, it is … Continue reading

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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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16.3.40

Fairly fine day. The snow has now almost gone. 19 eggs. Total this week (5 days): 75.

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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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