Somewhat of a chilly feel begins to prevail in the mornings and evenings. Sowed a pint of London prickly spinage seed to stand the winter. The same quantity last year produced an incredible crop. Trod & rolled in the seed. In Mr Hale’s hop garden near Dell are several hills containing male plants, which now shed their farina: the female plants begin to blow. Men hoe turnips, & hack pease. Men house hay as black as old thatch.
Posted by sydney on Aug 3rd, 1791