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In an Essex Farm Garden – June 1922

I am writing this in an Essex farm garden and I am not likely to forget that I am in a southern county for the ardour of the sun, the quality of the atmosphere, the character of the crops, the … Continue reading

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Stitching up the Poultry – December 1900

We have been dressing ducks for the market and the fluff of them is all over the house and when, I wonder, shall I get the smell out of my finger nails. You must understand, I had a subordinate position … Continue reading

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Gooseberries and Raspberries

A fine breezy morning and all free hands to the hayfield! About nine o’clock the sky began to look threatening, and a fog deepened over the south-western horizon, blotting out the sea — now only discernible in the black sail … Continue reading

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Willow Wren Has Taken Me Captive – May 1903

This spring, the song of a willow wren has taken me captive. It is perhaps ten days since we heard it first; but it is such a delicate little thing, and so sensitive to cold, that it could not really … Continue reading

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