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Heavy Sky and Moich – Thursday October 1908

The same heavy sky and close moich atmosphere. The girls out again and we have to carry dinner to the stack yard. A boy grins in anticipation as he carries a stone bottle of home made beer under each arm. … Continue reading

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No Rain Since Sunday – Tuesday October 1908

It is a month since we have had such a remarkably dry spell. But the atmosphere is still, the sun dimmed and the corn, after such a prolonged soaking, is slow of drying. An extra hand that had been hired … Continue reading

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Harvest, Holidays and Labour – Saturday September 1901

A very beautiful day and harvest in full swing. One of our neighbours is cutting his wheat close to us to-day. From our house we have a fairly extensive view of the country and can see plainly the harvest fields … 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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Indian Summer- Monday September 1902

Surely, the Indian Summer has come. Such a warm dreamy brightness, with a benignant caress in the air. The binder is off to the wheat field. If I have an hour’s writing to do, I like to be outside, partly … Continue reading

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Pat – June 1906

(I have no idea about the history of this poem. Google throws up nothing, so if anybody out there knows something about it, I would be intrigued to hear) When the blue bells are ringing, and rowans are red, And … Continue reading

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