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Ways of Spreading of Butter – April 1917

There is a careful and there is a wasteful way of spreading butter on bread. The Cumberland way I have always thought very wasteful. It is vigorously scraped and worked into the cut side of the loaf, and then the … Continue reading

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Making Do On Rations – February 1917

Surely “The Raider” (nom de plume of the editor of The Scottish Farmer) speaks unthinkingly when he says that a weekly ration of 4 lbs bread, 2 1/2 lb meat, 3/4lb sugar would be gluttony for most of us and … Continue reading

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Saved Humiliation – Tuesday December 1902

Before we could get set to work with our baking, two visitors arrived for dinner, intimating that another of the same family might be expected for tea! Your pity, I pray! Nothing in the tea cake line, but plain bread … Continue reading

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The “Whummlet’t” Chicken – Monday December 1902

One of our laying chickens shows unmistakeable symptoms of a desire to sit, and we have had to”whummle’t.” We discover that, owing to a succession of petty circumstances, we are out of all varieties of biscuits, cakes, buns etc, and … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Visitor -Thursday September 1901

At dinner time, we were told that none of the workers would be in to tea, nor indeed till the day waned, as it was important that full advantage be taken of the fine day and we must manage with … Continue reading

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