Posted by sydney on Nov 30th, 1780
Posted by sydney on Nov 29th, 1780
Rear Adm. Sr Samuel Hood sailed with 8 ships of the line.
Posted by sydney on Nov 28th, 1780
Timothy lies very snug but does not get any deeper.
Posted by sydney on Nov 23rd, 1780
Multitudes of Starlings appear at Newton, & run feeding about in the grass-fields. No number is known to breed in these parts. This is therefore an emigration from some other district.
Posted by sydney on Nov 22nd, 1780
Some animal eats off the pinks.
Posted by sydney on Nov 20th, 1780
The ponds fill very fast.
Posted by sydney on Nov 18th, 1780
Crickets in the chimney cry but faintly & do not appear much. The cats kill all they can see. *The severity of the weather quickened Timothy’s retreat: he used to stay above ground ’til about the 20th. At Ringmer he used to lay himself up in a wet swampy border: indeed he had no choice.
Posted by sydney on Nov 17th, 1780
Somewhat eats the pinks in the garden.
Posted by sydney on Nov 13th, 1780
Wheat-stubbles plow-up in fine order; green wheat comes up well. Tortoise goes under ground: over him is thrown a coat of moss. The border being very light & mellow, the tortoise has thrown the mould entirely over his shell, leaving only a small breatheing hole near his head. Timothy lies in the border under the fruit-wall, in an aspect where he will enjoy the warmth of the sun, & where no wet can annoy him: a hen-coop over his back protects him from dogs, &c.
Posted by sydney on Nov 12th, 1780
Wells, streams, & ponds are very low.