Tag Archives: milk-yield

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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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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1.7.39.

Fine most of morning, very heavy showers in afternoon. Garden mostly in good condition. Some strawberries ripe, a few broad beans fit to pick, onions improving, runner beans just starting to climb strings. Hay is cut & stacked in small … 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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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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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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