Posted by sydney on Aug 29th, 1775
Posted by sydney on Aug 27th, 1775
8 more wasps nests; in all 25 have been destroyed round the village.
Posted by sydney on Aug 25th, 1775
Sr Simeon Stuart begins to pick his hops. Wasps have begun on the grapes. Seventeen wasps nests destroyed. Peaches are gathered every day, being injured by the wasps: they are not full ripe. *Twaite, in Saxon is ground cleared from wood, & plowed; Woddan is not a way, but the verb to go: wud is wood in Saxon.
Posted by sydney on Aug 24th, 1775
Wasps abound, & destroy the fruit. Clouds about. Worms copulate.
Posted by sydney on Aug 23rd, 1775
Sixteen wasps nests destroyed.
Posted by sydney on Aug 20th, 1775
Hops are uneven some grown large, some just blown.
Posted by sydney on Aug 19th, 1775
Wheat-harvest in general seems to be finished, except where there is turnep wheat. Fifteen wasps nests have been destroyed round the village; yet those plunderers devour the plum, & eat holes in the peaches & nectarines before they are ripe; & will soon attack the grapes. Grapes begin to turn colour: they are forward this year. Harvest-weather was much finer at Ringmer than Selborne. Some wheat a little grown at Newton.
Posted by sydney on Aug 18th, 1775
Posted by sydney on Aug 17th, 1775
Rabbits make incomparably the finest turf, for they not only bite closer than larger quadrupeds; but they allow no bents to rise: hence warrens produce much the most delicate turf for gardens. Sheep never touch the stalks of grasses.
Posted by sydney on Aug 16th, 1775
Generation seems to be pretty well over among cimices lineares. Minute young abroad.