Tag Archives: Sussex

Blades and Rabbits – September 1924

If the tractor kept in a good humour they were hoping to finish cutting one field of oats and tares, and to start with another before dusk, so that all would be in order for a good run next day. … 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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Thatching in Sussex – September 1919

Thatching in Sussex is not done by regular workers on the farm but by a professional expert who is engaged by the farmers in turn. The results are much more workmanlike and there is probably not a stack in the … Continue reading

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Picking Fruit in Sussex – July 1924

They are telling me that there will be no Household column this week if I do as many boilings of fruit as I am planning for to-day and to-morrow. It is extraordinary how we all ignore the lessons of experience … Continue reading

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A little bit of context

Breaking 0ff from the regular posts from around 100 years ago, I thought that some context might be quite nice. The last two posts introduce two characters, brown eyes and blue eyes. These two little minxes were my Grandmother’s elder … Continue reading

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