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22.1.41

——- [1] is convinced, perhaps rightly, that the danger of the People’s Convention [2] racket is much underestimated and that one must fight back and not ignore it.  He says that thousands of simple-minded people are taken in by the … Continue reading

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20.4.40

Overcast but not particularly cold. Some people heard the cuckoo this morning, but I did not. Some rain about midday. Hedges are still decidedly bare. Winter wheat looks good in most places. Tulips are out in some gardens. Black currants … Continue reading

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29.3.40

Sowed onions (3 rows Jas. [Long] Keeping). 2 oz. seed suppose to do 200 feet but only did about 100, no doubt because I sowed too thick. Today cold, overcast & windy, with some rain in the afternoon. 17 eggs.

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27.3.40

Finer. Still impossible to sow seeds. Dug a little more, applied wood-ash to bed for onions. Tadpoles now almost fully formed & beginning to wriggle their tails. 16 eggs. Sold 1 score @ 2/10.

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12.1.40

Appeared to stop freezing for about an hour in the afternoon, otherwise no thaw. Still & sunny. Poultry manure frozen hard & easy to break up, so scattered a patch with this, which can be dug in[1] later. This patch … 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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4.10.39

Rather cold, violent wind. Picked up the first ripe walnuts today. There are very few, however. Spread the manure. Hoed leeks. Spring cabbages have not taken root very well, owing to the drought. Uprooted the onions, which are very poor. … Continue reading

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