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10.9.39

Warmish, but overcast. Dug the 2 rows of King Edward potatoes (actually most of them are not K.E. but another larger kind, perhaps Great Scott). Again very poor though better than the earlies. The best had 16 sizeable potatoes to … Continue reading

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8.9.39

Hot. Blackberries not ripe yet. Have lifted the remained of the early potatoes, which are very poor, only about 5 potatoes to a root. 8 eggs. [NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS] Curing a Goat Skin. – The skin should be as free from … Continue reading

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20.8.39.

Hot in the morning. Then thunder & heavy showers. Raining hard tonight. Goats greatly terrified by the thunder, & M. managed to break loose from her chain. Pinched out growing point of pumpkin. Gave onions their final thinning out. First … Continue reading

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3.8.39.

Unbroken rain from early this morning till about 8pm. One or two dahlias now in flower. Examining yesterday one of the large black slugs common at this time of year (about 4” long when extended) noticed that the curious holes … Continue reading

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21.7.39.

Fine part of the day, but overcast & damp in the morning, & a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Wheat yellowing. Planted out leeks (38 make a row.) Weeds very bad everywhere. This morning a female flower of a marrow opened; … Continue reading

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14.6.39.

Bought 8 new R.I.R.[1]  pullets, 3 to 3 1/2 months old, well forward 4/6 each. Finished putting up new house, which however is not creosoted or roof-felted yet, also the door needs adjustments. The old hen guarding the first lot … Continue reading

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31.5.39.

Fine & warm, but strikes very chilly as soon as the sun begins to go in. Tomatoes (protected from the sun with sacking) are O.K. A few French & runner beans showing. M’s mate no good. When bringing her back … Continue reading

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