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17.9.39

Windy. Sacked the potatoes, evidently about 300 lb. Gave the sprouting broccoli some wood ash. Arranged to dispose of the goats. Picked about 2 lb. blackberries. 6 eggs.

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14.9.39

Overcast, a little drizzling rain, but fairly warm. Finished digging the patch next the tomatoes. Lifted the first row of Red King as the whole of that patch needs liming & it is simpler to lift the potatoes at once. … Continue reading

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5.9.39

Have not been able to keep up the diary owing to travelling to & fro, dislocation caused by the war etc. The weather has been mainly hot & still. On the night of 2.9.39 a tremendous thunderstorm which went on … Continue reading

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20.7.39.

Some sun in the morning, otherwise almost continuous rain all day. Impossible to do anything outside. Notice that hens always eat less in this weather. Top of hay under a few stacks is still dry in spite of the constant … Continue reading

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12.7.39.

Hot. Madonna lilies out. Bedstraw, mallows & knapweed in flower. Robin’s pincushions on briars. Goats will not eat cake every time so shall give it them about once a week. 12 eggs. Sold 1½ score @2/8.

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11.7.[1]39.

Warm but not very sunny. Pricked out 90 wallflowers (flame). T. [2] thinks the lame pullet may have “the disease” (presumably coccidiosis) in which case it would be better to kill her. The infallible symptom is yellow dung, but apparently … Continue reading

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9.7.39.

Warm, no rain. The little apple tree (grenadier pippin)[a] so weighted down with apples that we are obliged to support the branches. Kate[1] is unwell, refused food this evening & was sick, or threw up her cud. Muriel also somewhat … Continue reading

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