12 OCTOBER 1939, page 17

Country Life

A Woman's Rules That admirable paper Home and Country quotes four rules for the use of ordinary people in war-time. They are put into the mouth of an old Oxford lady. They......

Both Admirals

One can never generalise about anything in this varied isle of ours. Neighbouring parishes may differ in their livestock as in their weather. While it has been my experience and......

Chat And Tortoiseshell

Autumnal weather has been such that a number of birds of different species have been tempted to nest late in the year and much beyond their usual date. The most mteresting of......

Partridge Research

In the region of sport one of the institutions that has been brought to an end is the very interesting research station into the ways of the partridge. The target was of course......

In The Garden

Two things worth preserving with some technical care are autumn leaves and onions. The first keep longest, especially if they are beechen. If the boughs are dipped for a while......

Sportsmen's Contributions

The habitual, traditional feud between sportsmen and poultry-keepers has been " liquidated " thanks to the war, if that abominable jargon of the moment may be so used. The......

Late Broods

Two other late broods of which I have cognisance are both of swallows—one in Berkshire, the other, yet later, in a mill (famous for its record in the Domesday Book) in a......