Aprilis

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April

From April beginning, till Andrew be past;
So long with good huswife her diary doth last.
Good milch-cow and pasture, good husbands provide,
The res'due, good huswives know best how to guide.
Some fodder buyeth in fen where it lieth;
Small commons and bare yield cattle ill fare.
Some country lack plough-meat and some do lack cow-meat.
Man cow provides - wife dairy guides.
Ill huswife, unskilled, to make her own cheese,
Through trusting of others, hath this for her fees:
Her milk pan and cream-pot, so slabber'd and sost,
That butter is wanting, and cheese is half lost.
Where champion wanteth a swineherd for hog,
These may complaineth of naughty man's dog. [1)

Aprils Observations

     Make Fens and spread Hillocks in Meadows for Hay.
     Set poles for Hops deep and Strong
     Sow Flax and Hemp, set and sow all kind of Garden Herbs, yet this rule do not forget, to sow dry and set wet.
     Restore the liberty of the Laborious Bee by opening her Hive.
     Now, let the good Wives look to their Gardens, and begin to think of their Dairies, for from April to St. Andrews tide Dairies do last.  [33]

Spring Planting is over, and the farmer begins preparing the follow fields for the next year's crop [they were ploughed two or three times before harvest). The cows have calved, and the Diary production has begun by this time.
1 Calend. Apr. Sancti Venati [3); Sancti Quintiniani [4) [7) et Valerici [4); Valentini, confessoris [5); Theodore [33];Agilbert; Gilbert of Caithness; Tewdric; Walaric
2 4.  nonas Sancti Syxti [4) martiris et Urbani [4) [7); Niceti [7); Visitatio Sancte Marie [12); Francis of Paola; Mary of Egypt [33]
3 3. nonas Sancti Ricardi episcopi et confessoris [2) [11) [13) [33] [Richard, Bishop of Chichester [1253)); Sancti Euagri [4) et Benigni [4); Dedicatio Catherdalis Petri [Dedication of the Cathedral of Piero Salentino near Otranto) [4); Theodocie virginis [5) [7); Pancratii [7) [Pancras of Taormina)
4 prid. non. Apr. Depositio Sancti Ambrosii confessoris [2) [3) [5) [7) [11) [12) [13) [33]/doctoris [Ambrose); Isidore; dies egyptiacus [4)
5 nonas. Sancti Ambrosii episcopi et confessoris [4); Derfel; Vincent Ferrer; Ultima incensio lune paschalis [3) [5); Infra Nunquam Accenditur luna pasc. Mar [7); St. Martian [33]
6 8. idus Sancti Sixti pape [2) [Sixtus); St. Sextus Bishop [33]; Elstan; Prima incensio luna paschali [4); Prima incensio lune rogationum xxi [5)
7 7. idus Dedicatio basilice Sancti Benedikti abbatis [Dedication of the Basilica of St. Benedict); Brynach [6); Sancti Timothei [7); Diogenis [7); Victoris [7); Egisippus [33]; Celsus; Finan Cam; Goran
8 6. idus Sancti Successi [7); Maximi [7); Solutoris [7); Perpetuus [33]
9 5.idus Sanctorum vii virginum [3) [4) [The Seven Virgin Saints); Passion of 7 Virgins [33]; Sancte Marie Egypiace [4) [7); Machari, presbiteri [5); Madrun
10 4.idus Transitus Sancte Marie [3); Beocca and Hethor; Hedda of Peterborough; Ezechial prophete [4); Theodori confessoris [5); vii virginum [5); Ezekiel, Tiburicus and Valet [33] {"Evil day"}
11 3.idus Sancte Leonis [3) [5) pape et Sancti Guthlaci [4) [5) [7) [13); Hilari [5); dies egyptiacus [4); St. Julian Bishop [33]
12 prid. idus Zeno of Verona; diluuium factum est [4); Oswald, Bishop [33]
13 idus Sancte Eufemie virginis [3) [4) [5) [7); Zenoni [33]; Justinius Martyr [33]Guinoch; Martin
14 18. cal. Maii. Sanctorum Tiburcii [2) [3) [4) [5) [7) [11) [12) [13) et Valeriani [3) [4) [5) [7) [11) [12) [13) et Maximi [4) [7) [11) [12) [13)/Maximiani [Tiburce, Valerian, Maximian); Caradoc; olyffe [33]; Tiburtius [33]
15 17. calend. Leonard [33]; Paternus of Wales; Ruadham
16 16. calend. Sancti Felicis [7); Luciani [7); Faustini [7); Ysidore Bishop [33]; Irenus [33]; Magnus; Paturnus of Avranches {"Evil day"}
17 15. calend. Sancti Furtunati [4); Ermogenis [7); Donnan; Cosmic [33]; Anicete [33]
18 14. calend. Sancti Eleutherii [4), episcopi; Laserian; Huc usque xiii luna [3); xiiii luna pasca [4); Ultima xiii lune paschalis [5); Quintine [33]; Valerian [33]
19 13. calend. Necatio Sancti Aeftheachi archiepiscopi/Alphegi [11) [Murder of Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury [1109)), Sancti Alphegi archepiscopus [2) [7), Alphege Bish. [33]; Gagi [7); Rufi [7); Leonis pape [Leo); Osmund [33]
20 12. calend. Sancti Petri diaconi [3); Caedwalla; Sanctorum Marcelli [4) et Uincentii [4); Victor Martyr [33]
21 11. calend. Anselm, Anselme Bish [33]; Simeaon Bish [33];Beuno; Ethilwald; Maelrubba {"Evil day"}
22 10. calend. Filippi apostoli [3) [Phillip the Apostle); Gagi pape [4); Furtunati [7); Inuentio corpis dionisii cum soliis [4); Sother, Virgin [33]
23 9. calend. Sancti Georgii martiris [2) [3) [4) [5) [7) [11) [12) [13) [George, "George's Day")/martyris Naboris.
24 8. calend. Sancti Wilfridi confessoris [3) [4) [5) [12) episcopi [Wilfred, Bishop of York [709)), Wilfride Bishop  [33] and Adelme [33]; Sancti Melliti episcopi [2) [4) [5) [7) [Mellitus); Egbert; Fidelis; Ives; Ultima Pascha [7)
25 7. calend. Sancti Marci ewangeliste [2) [4) [5) [11) [12) [13) [33] Mark the Evangelist); Letania maiora. [3) [4) [5) [7) Ultima pasca [3); St. Paul's Conv. [33]
26 6. calend. Sancti Richardii confessoris; Sancti Cleti pape [2) [Cletus/Clete, Pope and Martyr); Riguier; ix Aegyptiorum Mensis Pascha [7); Clere [33], Celtus Bish. [33]; Basil Bish. [33]
27 5. calend. Anastasi, episcopi [5], Anastasios Bish [33]; Germani Antonini [7); Machalus; Zita;
28 4. calend. Sancti Vitalis martiris [2) [3) [4) [5) [7) [11) [12) [13) [33] [Vital); Christofori martyris [5) [Christopher); Wynwaleoi confessoris [7)
29 3. calend. Translacio Sancti Edmundi regid [2); Odilo [6) [1049); Translation of Ferreolus [8) et Ferrutio [8); Catherine of Siena [1380); Endellion; Hugh de Cluny; Peter the Martyr; Robert of Molesmes [8); Wilfrid; Egressio noe de Arca [Noah's Leaving the Ark) [7); Peter Mediolensis [33]
30 prid. cal. Maii. Sancti Ercenuuoldi/Hercenwaldi [4) [5)/Erkenwaldi [11) epioscopi [Erkenwald) [4); Arkenwald [33] a fast Day [33]; Crisini [4); Crispini [7); Sophiae [7); Quirini [4) [7)
 [May Eve; Beltain Eve; Walpurgisnacht]

 



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