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Sow and Pigs Neglected – Saturday October 1907

Torrents of rain, and, unfortunately, the grain was not all secured last night. The men threshed and crushed corn and we set our house in order. It was found that the sow and pigs had been neglected when the other … Continue reading

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Harvest – October 1918

Only one harvest day in a whole week. The floods subsided and a strong wind scattered the clouds, leaving, stretches of blue sky from which the sun sent down his beams to help in the drying of the poor weather … Continue reading

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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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The Cost of Water – September 1921

As I write, the water cart, attended by two men and a boy, passes on its way to the one remaining pond that is not totally dried up. That is slowly but surely becoming a lake of mud. I went … Continue reading

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New Inventions Not to Blame – July 1924

Many people are questioning the causes for the continued rain and low temperature of this summer, and find an answer in the electric disturbance of the atmosphere brought about by broadcasting. But does broadcasting cause disturbance? Only men deeply learned … Continue reading

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“Put to it” by Absence of Workers – November 1900

It is the custom in this part of the country for all country servants, hired by the half year and living in the house to take a week’s holidays at Whitsuntide and Martinmas. The very shortest period they will consent … Continue reading

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Extra Hands to Travelling Mill – Tuesday October 1908

An alarming “hush o’ rain” disturbed our early morning’s rest, but the dawn showed a lifting sky, and the day brought a more drying wind than had been granted us for many weeks. So there was a hustle out and … Continue reading

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What’s a Farmer to do? – Monday October 1908

Rain through the night and three whole days. Surely it was not too much to ask — for three dry days would have seen our fields cleared. The master and a boy away to the auction. It does not know … Continue reading

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Change may be for Good – Saturday October 1908

Heavy rain till mid forenoon then a big wind rises and scatters the clouds on our spirits as the blue sky appears. Who knows but the change may be for good. The air has a nip in it and there … Continue reading

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Ominous Patter on Windows – Friday October 1908

In spite of the complete absence of wind or sunshine this week, the grain is slowly drying and hope rises. That big field will be finished tomorrow…. In the darkness of the early morning, we hear an ominous patter on … Continue reading

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