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Glimpses of Colouring – January 1922

Many a winter’s day gives us glimpses often unexpected — of rich colouring that are all the more attractive because there is no hint in them of summer or spring or autumn. When the recent heavy rainclouds broke and scattered … Continue reading

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The May Cow Quake – May 1923

There is an old saying meant as a caution against putting cows out to grass too early that, after the 12th May, comes a cow quake. A quake that is like to be memorable arrived just before the 12th and … Continue reading

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Beds and Mattresses – April 1914

This is the time of the year when one frequently sees beds hanging out of upper windows on sunny days, and pillows and mattresses airing and sunning in gardens. The bulky feather-bed still lingers in a few country houses, but … Continue reading

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Warming Travelling Rugs – March 1916

Except on boats and in open carriages, one seldom sees a travelling rug now. The rug in its strap used to be a common sight on railway platforms. Now that railway carriages are heated from the engine, a rug is … Continue reading

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Barefit Weemen in Faibruary – February 1908

They say “we have no old fashioned winters now” but I have experienced an infinite variety in my winters —- seen February fill the dyke and heard it, as this year, fill the air with song. Is it not reasonable … Continue reading

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Lying Outside in Winter Sunshine – February 1901

On Sunday last, of blessed memory, the sun shone with a brilliancy unknown to summer. After we had washed up the dinner dishes — for we had no maid that day — I longed to go out into the fields … Continue reading

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A Scottish Byre Lamp – Saturday 1902

A letter this morning from a friend in Paris, with a very tempting suggestion that I might join her in a pension there. It would be so good for my health, physical and mental, she says. The lectures delightful, the … Continue reading

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Enjoyment of a Contrivance – Saturday December 1902

If this frost continues, we shall have skating soon. A caller from a farm a few miles distant tells us that the fells are white. The lower hills press so near upon us that the mountains are quite hidden from … Continue reading

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Oh, For a Stove in the Dairy – Thursday December 1902

It would be very helpful if we could have a stove in our dairy; not only for the sake of the ripening of the cream, but for comfort and expedition on churning days. How quickly the butter froze into a … Continue reading

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Changing Underclothes? – December 1904

How often should flannel underclothing be washed? The obvious answer to that question is “whenever it is dirty.” The common rule for families which do not employ a laundry maid is to change the under linen once a week. Duchesses … Continue reading

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