Tag Archives: snow

22.1.40

Some more snow last night, making about 4”. A little also today. Not actually thawing today, but definitely less cold. Put oilstove in the kitchen, whereupon the pipes unfroze, disclosing the fact that one is burst. Kitchen & small room … Continue reading

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21.1.40

Colder, more wind, & a good deal of light & rather damp snow. Tom Ridley says the best way of thawing out pipes is to run a blowlamp along them. 12 eggs (best for some months past). Said to have … Continue reading

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19.1.40

No thaw. A little more snow last night. Cannot unfreeze kitchen tap but unfroze the waste pipe by pouring boiling water down the straight part & hanging hot water bottle over the bend. Tried to dig a hole to bury … Continue reading

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17.1.40

No thaw. A little snow in the night, making about 1 inch depth. Last night seemingly the hardest frost of all, as even the village pump was frozen. Snow very dry & crunchy. Dung in the hen houses frozen quite … Continue reading

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16.1.40

No thaw. In the afternoon violent & very cold wind & a little snow. 6 eggs.

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15.1.40

Some sun today, & for a little while in the afternoon a little thaw in the sun, everywhere else freezing hard. Evidently the frost has been harder the last night or two, as indoor water pipes are frozen again. Dishes … Continue reading

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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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30.12.39

No thaw. A few light spots of snow. 5 eggs. Total this week (see above): 39. Yesterday sold 5 @ 1/-.

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28.12.39

Back at Wallington. Very cold, but no wind. In London there were a few frosts &, round about Xmas, extremely dense mists, making traffic almost impossible. Here freezing hard since yesterday, & snowing all today. Extremely light dry snow, which … Continue reading

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27.4.39.

Sharp frost during night & hens’ water frozen. Snow & sleet during most of the day. Short sunny intervals. Blossom seems undamaged. Perennial alyssum coming into flower. Scyllas° & grape hyacinths coming to an end. Starlings very busy obtaining straw … Continue reading

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