August 30, 1772

Posted by sydney on Aug 30th, 1772

Mich. daisy begins to blow.

August 29, 1772

Posted by sydney on Aug 29th, 1772

Hop-picking begins.  Sultry.  Wheat housed in cold condition.  Orleans-plums become ripe.

August 26, 1772

Posted by sydney on Aug 26th, 1772

Wheat begins to grow under hedges.

August 25, 1772

Posted by sydney on Aug 25th, 1772

Much wheat abroad.  Strong gusts.  Much rain.  The ground is well-moistened.

August 24, 1772

Posted by sydney on Aug 24th, 1772

Trench more celeri.  Sowed spinage.  Hops suffer from the wind.  Planted small cabbages.

August 23, 1772

Posted by sydney on Aug 23rd, 1772

Sun.  Showers with wind.  Vast showers.  Young stoparolas come forth.

August 22, 1772

Posted by sydney on Aug 22nd, 1772

Planted-out endive, & trenched some celeri.  Ground strangely hard, & bound: will require much rain to soften it.  Invigorated by this burning season such legions of Chrysomelae oleraceae saltatoriae (vulg: called turnep-flies) swarm in the fields that they destroy every turnep as fast as it springs: they abound also in gardens, & devour not only the tender plants, but the tough outer leaves of cabbages.  When disturbed on the cabbages they leap in such multitueds as to make a pattering noise on the leaves like a shower of rain. They seem to relish the leaves of the horse-radish.

August 21, 1772

Posted by sydney on Aug 21st, 1772

Young swallows come forth.  Orleans plums begin to change color.  Dark clouds in the S.E.

August 20, 1772

Posted by sydney on Aug 20th, 1772

Barometer falls very fast.  Vast rock-like clouds abound.  The drought lasted 10 weeks & four days.

August 19, 1772

Posted by sydney on Aug 19th, 1772

All the pastures are burnt up, & scarce any butter made.  Wheat in fine order, & heavy.

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