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How We Made a Haystack – June 1914

On a very hot afternoon I suggested to Winkie (two or three-year-old Willie) that we ought to help father to get that meadow hay stacked, seeing it ws such a heavy crop. So we started bravely up the hill, a … Continue reading

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Work Starts with Lanterns – November 1906

A writer in a local weekly expends some picturesque pity upon the early farm worker. He had been staying with a country friend for the week-end and before starting for an early train looked into the yard to see lanterns … Continue reading

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Morning of Disturbances – Monday October 1900

I am not needed at the wash to-day, and bring my writing materials into the kitchen, where I may scribble my diary and watch the oven at the same time. It is seldom at any time that I can write … Continue reading

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Beech Leaves the Sweetest Beds – October 1900

The aristocratic hair mattress has some plebeian rivals of equal wholesomeness: the bed of caff, clean peas straw or of beech leaves. When new, these possess one quality unknown to upholsterers — that of fragrance. Country folks need never buy … Continue reading

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