Tag Archives: Muriel

10.9.39

Warmish, but overcast. Dug the 2 rows of King Edward potatoes (actually most of them are not K.E. but another larger kind, perhaps Great Scott). Again very poor though better than the earlies. The best had 16 sizeable potatoes to … Continue reading

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20.8.39.

Hot in the morning. Then thunder & heavy showers. Raining hard tonight. Goats greatly terrified by the thunder, & M. managed to break loose from her chain. Pinched out growing point of pumpkin. Gave onions their final thinning out. First … Continue reading

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3.8.39.

Unbroken rain from early this morning till about 8pm. One or two dahlias now in flower. Examining yesterday one of the large black slugs common at this time of year (about 4” long when extended) noticed that the curious holes … 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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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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10.6.39

Extremely dry & pretty hot. Began hoeing maincrop potatoes, which are mostly through. Lettuces & marrows seem O.K. Many flowers in the garden drooping. The rainwater tank is now almost empty (the first time this has happened, but E. was … Continue reading

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9.6.39.

Very dry, less hot. No signs of rain. Planted two more marrows & removed the covers from the others. Did more weeding. The turnips have completely disappeared & very few onions are left, & some of those wilting. Shall re-sow … Continue reading

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