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Farming as it Really is – January 1910

“Farmer’s Wife” speaks of fostering an idea in the minds of the uninitiated. Now it is the initiated whom I address. The uninitiated are necessarily only chance readers and not to be considered by the writer. Again, she assumes that … Continue reading

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Pigs “Stawed” and “Growling” – Friday January 1902

The birds sang cheerily this morning at dawn. When I analysed their notes, the choir was composed of sparrows, two robins and a starling. The weather is mild and slightly damp, the fells almost quite hidden in mist. The master … Continue reading

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Puffing and Cut Fingers – Tuesday October 1900

The laboured “puff” of the engine and a confused whirring and thudding, betoken that churning and cutting and crushing are all proceeding at the same time. Who dreams that a farmhouse is a quiet place. From the barn comes one … Continue reading

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Tuesday – Howling Resentful Assistance – June 1903

Butter easy to work and keeping well up in quantity. If the grass is not too plentiful, it is rich in quality. A small toddler of the family was anxious to assist in the dairy; stirring salt into the cream, … Continue reading

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