Posted by sydney on Jun 9th, 1793
Early orange-lilies blow. Few chafers. The water at Kingsley mill begins to fail. The land-spring in the stoney-lane, as you go to Rood, stops. We draw much water for the garden: the well sinks very fast.
Posted by sydney on Sep 13th, 1792
The stream at Gracious Street, which fails every dry summer, has run briskly all this year; & now seems to be equal to the current from Well-head. The rocky channel up the hollow-lane towards Rood has also run with water for months: nor has my great water-tub been dry the summer through.
Posted by sydney on Sep 2nd, 1792
The well at Temple is 77 feet deep: 60 to the water, & seventeen afterwards. My well measures only 63 feet to the bottom.
Goleigh well to the water is 55 1/2 yrds /166 feet; to the bottom 57 1/2 yrds / 172 1/2 feet; Heards well to the water is 70 2/3 yrds / 212 feet; to the bottom 83 1/3 yrds / 250 feet.
A stone was 4 1/2 seconds falling to the bottom of Heards well; & 4 seconds to the water of Goleigh. The wells were measured accurately by the Revd. Edumund White on the 25th of August 1792, in the midst of a very wet summer. Deep, & tremendous as is the well at Heards, John Gillman, an Ideot, fell to the bottom of it twice in one morning; & was taken out alive, & survived the strange accident many years. Only Goleigh & Heards wells were measured by Mr E. White.
Posted by sydney on Jul 29th, 1792
Heavy showers. Apples fall much. The well at Temple is 77 feet deep: 60 to the water, & 17 afterward. My well measures only 63 feet.
Posted by sydney on Nov 25th, 1791
Posted by sydney on Nov 8th, 1791
Planted one doz. of red hairy gooseberries, & one doz. of smooth amber, from Armstrong, in the quarters of the garden. Gathered-in the grapes: decaying. Two rills run now into my well, the water of which begins to get clear.
Posted by sydney on Nov 2nd, 1791
The late rains have not had any influence yet on my well-water, which is very low, & foul. Snow on the Sussex downs.
Posted by sydney on Oct 22nd, 1791
One young martin in one of Burbey’s nests, which the dams continue to feed. Gracious stream now runs a little.
Posted by sydney on Oct 1st, 1791
Nep. B. White left us, & went to London. It was with difficulty that we procured water enough for brewing from my well.
Posted by sydney on Sep 25th, 1791
Several wells in the village are dry: my well is very low; Burbey’s Turner’s, Dan Loe’s hold out well.