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12.9.39

Chilly (enough to have a fire), overcast & windy. Some light rain in the evening. Began cleaning out the maincrop potatoes & cutting the haulm preparatory to digging. They may as well however stay in the ground another fortnight to … Continue reading

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11.9.39

Somewhat less warm, overcast, a very few drops of rain about dark. Last night’s rain had made no difference to the soil. Weeded out the onions. These will be ready to pick in 2-3 weeks, but are not good. Applied … Continue reading

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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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8.9.39

Hot. Blackberries not ripe yet. Have lifted the remained of the early potatoes, which are very poor, only about 5 potatoes to a root. 8 eggs. [NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS] Curing a Goat Skin. – The skin should be as free from … Continue reading

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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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4.8.39.

Raining most of day, with sunny intervals, windy. Ground now very sodden, everything growing very fast. Lifted some more early potatoes (about 3½months). Not many on each root. Saw the lost hen again this morning. Mrs A. says she has … Continue reading

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22.7.39.

Overcast & oppressive. A good deal of rain for about an hour in the evening. E. raised 3 roots of early potatoes (only 3 months sown). Few potatoes, about 1 lb. on the 3, but many young ones coming. 12 … Continue reading

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8.7.39.

Raining much of the day, a fine interval in the evening, very windy. Picked some more loganberries. One hollyhock beginning to flower. A few runner beans show buds. Tomatoes flowering, also several marrows. One or two snapdragons beginning to flower. … Continue reading

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3.7.39.

Warmer, sunny most of day. Planted pumpkin (somewhat too late, & in a too shady position). Earthed up north[1] side of the maincrop potatoes. No gaps, but some very immature. Lifted tulip bulbs. One early potato withered up – trust … Continue reading

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26.6.39.

Warm sunny morning. Threats of thunderstorms in afternoon but no thunder & little rain. Potatoes earthed up. Gaps filled in French bean rows with extras sown in a box in the frame when the original rows were found to have … Continue reading

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