August 30, 1785

Posted by sydney on Aug 30th, 1785

The kings field is open to the down.  No mushrooms to be found with us: the case was the same last year.

August 29, 1785

Posted by sydney on Aug 29th, 1785

John Hale, & Farmer Spencer begin to pick hops.

August 28, 1785

Posted by sydney on Aug 28th, 1785

Boys bring the 22nd, 23,rd, & 24th wasps nest.  Many wasps at the plum-trees.

August 25, 1785

Posted by sydney on Aug 25th, 1785

The dripping season has, this day, lasted six weeks; it has done some harm to the wheat, & retarded wheat-harvest; but has been of infinite service to the grass, & turnips, &c.

August 23, 1785

Posted by sydney on Aug 23rd, 1785

Martin’s & swallows congregate by hundreds on the church & tower.  These birds never cluster in this manner, but on sunny days.  They are chiefly the first broods, rejected by their dams, who are busyed with a second family.

August 20, 1785

Posted by sydney on Aug 20th, 1785

Men house, & rick wheat in cold, damp condition.

August 19, 1785

Posted by sydney on Aug 19th, 1785

Sam & Charles leave us.  Gleaners get much wheat.

August 18, 1785

Posted by sydney on Aug 18th, 1785

Colchicum, autumnal crocus, emerges, & blows.

August 17, 1785

Posted by sydney on Aug 17th, 1785

Few mushrooms to be found.  Sowed second crop of white turnip-radishes.  Abram Loe came the second time

August 16, 1785

Posted by sydney on Aug 16th, 1785

My goose-berries are still very fine, but are much eaten by the dogs.

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