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5.11.39

Some wind in the morning, then nice sunny weather. Ground has dried up somewhat. In the evening violent wind & a few drops of rain. The wind actually blew the roof off the small henhouse. Enormous flocks of starlings, some … Continue reading

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10.10.39

Very still, warm & fairly sunny. A very few spots of rain in the evening. Ground greatly sodden, & a lot of chrysanthemums loosened by the wind. Dug trench for broad beans but cannot yet get the ground into sowing … Continue reading

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23.8.39.

Hot. Dug some more of the patch for leeks, transferred the cockerels (5) to the small pen, deloused the hen-houses. Great trouble getting rid of the red mite, which multiplies very fast in this weather. They have to be burned … Continue reading

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18.8.39.

Hot. Refitted door to henhouse. 10 eggs (3 small).

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27.7.39.

Hot. A very few drops of rain in the evening. Red mite is bad in the henhouses, partly no doubt owing to one or two hot days. Dealt with them with boiling water & sulphur afterwards, hoping this will be … Continue reading

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5.7.39.

Hot. A short shower in the evening. Bergamot in bud. The white chick looks bad, & the pullet which is limping no better. A few loganberries ripe enough to pick. Started creosoting henhouse. Sowed radishes, cos lettuce, parsley. E. sowed … Continue reading

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17.6.39.

Fine, fairly warm. Sowed carnations (mixed perennial). Put roofing felt on henhouse. Paid for felt 9d a yard. Both goats’ milk badly down, no doubt owing to being unable to graze yesterday. Being indoors also seems to affect their appetite … Continue reading

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