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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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19.6.39.

Fine most of the morning, raining most of the afternoon. Not cold. Ground now too wet to do much in garden. Put out runner beans to fill up gaps in row, sowed sweet williams & wallflowers, mended frame, substituting windolite … Continue reading

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18.6.39.

Fine in the morning, raining fairly heavily most of the afternoon. The first ripe strawberry today. In spite of the net the birds are already getting at the partially ripe ones. K’s milk still down, only about 1 quart today. … Continue reading

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15.6.39.

Windy, coldish & occasional drizzle. Put up stakes & wires upon which to stretch strings for runner beans. Fixed door of henhouse & supported it off the ground. K.’s milk yield increasing slightly. 15 eggs. (NB began new bottle of … 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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11.6.39.

Last night fairly heavy rain for 4-6 hours, which has freshened things up greatly. Today overcast & cooler. Wildflowers now out: dogrose, poppies, campion, knapweed (a few), eggs & bacon, scabious (a few), elder, sainfoin.  A few fruits on the … Continue reading

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