July 6

Posted by sydney on Jul 6th, 2009
  • 1792: July 6, 1792 – Mr Eveleigh says, that the churring of a fern-owl is like the noise of a razor-grinder’s wheel.
  • 1791: July 6, 1791 – London Many martins in Lincolns inn fields.
  • 1788: July 6, 1788 – The late burning season has proved fatal to many deer in elevated situations, where the turf being quite scorched up, the stock in part perished for want.  This is said in particular to have been the case at Up-park in Sussex.  A want of water might probably have been one occasion of this mortality. Some fallow deer have dyed in the Holt.
  • 1785: July 6, 1785 – Some young Swifts seem to be out: they settle on, & cling to the walls of houses, & seem to be at a loss where to go; are perhaps looking for their nest.
  • 1783: July 6, 1783 – Some young martins came out of the nest over the garden-door.  This nest was built in 1777, & has been used ever since. As the summer has been dry, & we have drawn much water for the garden, I caused my well to be plumbed, & found we have yet 13 feet of water.  When we were measuring I was desirious of trying the depth of Bentham’s well, which becomes dry every summer; & was surprized to find it 25 feet shallower than my own: the former being only 38 feet deep, & the latter 63.
  • 1782: July 6, 1782 – Several titlarks nests were mowed-out in the St foin.
  • 1781: July 6, 1781 – Brisk gale.  The wheat, in large fields, undulates before the gale in a most amusing manner.
  • 1778: July 6, 1778 – The thunder-clouds sunk all away in the night; & we have had no rain.  My well sinks very fast.  Watered the garden, which is much scorched.
  • 1777: July 6, 1777 – My st foin lies in a rotting state. Birds are very voracious in their squab state, as appears from the consequences of eating which they eject from their nests in marvelous quantities: as they arrive so rapidly at their full maturity, much nutrition must necessarily be wanted.
  • 1776: July 6, 1776 – The bees that have not swarmed lie clustering round the mouths of the hives.  Took off the frames from the cucumrs: those under the hand-glasses begin to show fruit.  Hay lies in a bad state.
  • 1775: July 6, 1775 – Wasps begin to come.  Growing weather.
  • 1774: July 6, 1774 – Farmer Canning plows with two teams of asses, one in the morning, & one in the afternoon: at night these asses are folded on the fallows; & in the winter they are kept in a straw-yard where they make dung.
  • 1773: July 6, 1773 – All vegetation in gardens seems to stand still.
  • 1772: July 6, 1772 – Young partridges are fliers.  Vines continue to blow.  Monotropa hypopithys emerges and blows.
  • 1771: July 6, 1771 – Young swallows appear.  Cocked the hay in large cocks.  No kindly, regular dews all the summer; so that the walks and grass-plots were seldom well-mowed.
  • 1770: July 6, 1770 – Phallus impudicus olet.  Young daws come forth.  Cut my St. foin: a vast crop.  Vast showers about.
  • 1769: July 6, 1769 – Finished my hay-rick consisting of about seven tons without a drop of rain.
  • 1768: July 6, 1768 – No sun for several days.  Bad time for corn.  No cucumbers under hand-glasses will set.

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