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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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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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1.8.39.

Warm. A few drops of rain. Pricked[1] out wallflowers (yellow) & sweet williams. Calculate roughly that each row of peas (about 12 yards) will yield 15-20 lb. Started new cwt. Of wheat & kibbled maize today. This has to do … Continue reading

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24.7.39.

Fine in morning, cold & miserable in afternoon. Wildflowers now in bloom: agrimony, perforated St. John’s Wort, red dead nettle, wild mignonette, self-heal, woody nightshade, stitchwort. Found nest of wild bees in grass in churchyard. Nest of moss rather like … Continue reading

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19.7.39.

Showers, but mostly fine. Everything now growing very fast. Many peas. A few tomatoes about the size of marbles. One or two marrows about size of peanuts. Not certain whether a pullet has started laying prematurely or whether the mother … Continue reading

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17.7.39.

Warmish in the morning, thunderstorms & heavy rain most of afternoon. Picked first peas, about 1lb. Thinned out turnips, which are very good & look untouched by the fly. Began digging patch for greens, but too wet to do much. … Continue reading

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27.6.39.

Very hot & sunny. Thinned carrots & hoed peas etc. Planted out 48 larkspurs, removing some poor sweet williams. Apparently sweet williams sometimes ‘shoot up’ for several years but cannot be made to do so. 15 eggs + 8 found … 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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5.6.39.

Unbearably hot. Everything is drying up. A sweet william out. Ragged robin out. Sowed peas (English wonder). Mulched tomatoes. French & runner beans have germinated very badly, so am sowing some in a box for fill-ups. New potatoes ready to … Continue reading

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1.6.39.

Cold in the morning, warmed up later. Very windy. Began sticking° peas, put new perch in henhouse. Uncovered tomatoes. 11 eggs.

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