August 29, 1775

Posted by sydney on Aug 29th, 1775

Showers and sun.

August 27, 1775

Posted by sydney on Aug 27th, 1775

8 more wasps nests; in all 25 have been destroyed round the village.

August 25, 1775

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.

August 24, 1775

Posted by sydney on Aug 24th, 1775

Wasps abound, & destroy the fruit.  Clouds about.  Worms copulate.

August 23, 1775

Posted by sydney on Aug 23rd, 1775

Sixteen wasps nests destroyed.

August 20, 1775

Posted by sydney on Aug 20th, 1775

Hops are uneven some grown large, some just blown.

August 19, 1775

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.

August 18, 1775

Posted by sydney on Aug 18th, 1775

Grey.  Sweet afternoon.

August 17, 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.

August 16, 1775

Posted by sydney on Aug 16th, 1775

Generation seems to be pretty well over among cimices lineares.  Minute young abroad.

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