Category Archives: Calves

To the Byre over Humplocks – September 1924

It was the early afternoon milking hour on a Sunday when one may take a daun’er round the buildings with an easy conscience, and I thought I should like to have a peep at Princess — a 1000 gallon cow … Continue reading

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Invisible Thistles – Friday January 1902

These days I must go about with a needle in my blouse front with which to extract tiny invisible thistles from fingers which have been carrying hay and straw half the morning. They are so light covered as to be … Continue reading

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Getting an Umbrella Repaired – Thusday January 1902

As we are able at present to sell all the butter and eggs in the house, it is not necessary for one of us to go to market. This convenience has its little inconveniences for we used to get our … Continue reading

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Asked Out – Friday September 1902

This is the weather and the season when, if one is asked out to tea or any other function, the reply has to be that we will go if it is wet but, if it is dry, we must stay … Continue reading

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Disappearance of Calves – Thursday August 1907

This morning a bunch of young calves are found to have disappeared through the night from the paddock near the house where they await their morning and evening meals. Of all straying animals, calves are the least accountable. It is … Continue reading

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Solemn Innocence of Calves – Tuesday July 1901

The calves were in the garden over night eating the peas and trampling down our ill-starred strawberry netting. The gate used by visitors opens straight into a grassy paddock And you know that it is too much to expect your … Continue reading

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Young Farmers of all Ages – March 1906 Monday

A group of listening students stand outside the stackyard while their teacher waves his hand first towards a ploughing team and then in the direction of a pungently-smelling cloud which proclaims the manure drill. He is explaining all the mysteries … Continue reading

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