Tag Archives: hens

25.11.39

Hard frost last night, which started about 4pm. Thawed this morning about 10 am, cold & miserable all day. Lumps of ice turned out of hens’ basins were still frozen in the evening. Made bonfire, added some of the hay … Continue reading

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19.11.39

Some rain last night. Today still, fairly fine. Winter[1] time (deferred 2 months owing to the war) starts today is have to give the hens their evening meal about 3pm. Dug one trench, transplanted the little rose (the one that … Continue reading

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3.11.39

Have been away since last Sunday (28th), only returning this evening. Everything is extremely sodden. Planted a few more crocus bulbs & took up dahlia roots, which may be worth keeping. In this time the hens have apparently laid only … Continue reading

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24.10.39

Evidently a good deal of rain last night. Today overcast, not cold, a few spots of rain in the afternoon. Leaves coming down pretty fast now. Today went into Baldock. Bought small sieve (2/-). Impossible to get iron stakes for … Continue reading

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28.9.39

Have not been able to keep up the diary, as I have been away[1]. The eggs are, however, entered in the hen book, though I think a certain number were not recorded. Typical autumn weather, except that of late the … 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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15.4.39.

Chilly, windy in the evening, & light showers. Began clearing out rhubarb patch, otherwise busy moving hen-houses. Evidently it helps a good deal if one can induce them to eat a meal in or very near the houses immediately after … Continue reading

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