Posted by sydney on Jul 31st, 1783
The after-grass in the great meadow burns. The sheep-down burns & is rusty. Much water in the pond on the hill! This morning Will Tanner shot, off the tall meris-trees in the great mead, 17 young black-birds. The cherries of these trees amuse the birds & save the garden-fruit.
Posted by sydney on Jul 30th, 1783
Few hazel-nuts. Men house field-pease. Ponds are dry. Grass-walks burn. Ripening weather.
Posted by sydney on Jul 29th, 1783
Preserved a good quantity of currans, & some rasps, cherries, & apricots.
Posted by sydney on Jul 28th, 1783
Wasps swarm so that we were obliged to gather-in all the cherries under the net.
Posted by sydney on Jul 27th, 1783
My china-holly-hocks, after standing a year or two, lose all their fine variegated appearance, & turn to good common sorts, being double, & deeply coloured.
Posted by sydney on Jul 26th, 1783
Some wheat reaped at Faringdon. Boys bring two more wasps nests.
Posted by sydney on Jul 25th, 1783
Trenched two more rows of celeri in the upper end of the plot by W. Dewey’s: the ground mellow. We plant out the cabbage-kind some few at a time. The boys bring me a large wasp’s nest full of maggots.
Posted by sydney on Jul 23rd, 1783
Turnips (field) thrive, & are hoeing.
Posted by sydney on Jul 21st, 1783
Lapwings flock. Lark-spur figures.
Posted by sydney on Jul 19th, 1783
Men talk that some fields of wheat are blighted: in general the crop looks well. Barley looks finely, & oats & pease are very well: Hops grow worse, & worse.