Tag Archives: ploughing

1.1.40

Freezing again last night. Today thawing in the sun but freezing in the shade. Some children able to slide on the ice of one of the ponds. They are ploughing in places, which the earth is not too hard for … Continue reading

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28.3.39.

On board ss. Yasukunimaru (N.Y.K) in bay° of Biscay. The following was written in Marrakech on 21.3.39 to be written into diary when the latter was unpacked:- Until this afternoon, the last 3 or 4 days astonishingly cold. Two days … Continue reading

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16.3.39.

Yesterday not quite so hot, overcast & clouds of dust. Ditto today, probably presaging rain. Other wildflowers here: a small kind of scabius°, several vetches, one of them very pretty, with a flower about the size of that of a … Continue reading

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20.2.39

Wallflowers (good specimens) are blooming at the café near here. Pomegranate trees just putting forth their buds, which are brilliant red. Weeds pretty thick everywhere. This is probably as green as the country ever gets, but there are still considerable … Continue reading

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VILLA SIMONT, 10.12.38

Cannot get any definite idea of the system of land tenure here, whether the peasants own their own plots, whether they rent them etc. Land appears to be held in plots of two or three acres upwards. Evidently there are … Continue reading

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5.12.38

Three eggs. On a patch which I saw being ploughed 30th October or a day or two earlier, the grain is now 4-6” high. Oranges now ripe & on sale everywhere. Pomegranates now on sale are over-ripe & quite a … Continue reading

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7.11.38

No rain today. A little cooler. Very yellow moon. Today in among the orange trees they were ploughing with 1 donkey. They have a small light plough, no wheel but share as in Europe & quite sharp, made in Czechoslovakia … Continue reading

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