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Written by JulieW
(4/20/2006 8:10 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The Pines of Northanger...With apologies to Rhespighi…., penned by JulieW
I do not fail to spend some time every day in the Kitchen Garden where the quantities of small fruits exceed anything you can from an idea of. This large family with the assistance of a great many Blackbirds and Thrushes cxannot prevetn its rotting on the Trees. The Garden continas 5 acres and a half. The ponds suply excellent fish the Park excellent vension; there is also great plenty of Pigeons,Rabbits and all sorts of Poultry, a delightful Diariy where is made good Butter good Warwickshire Cheese and Cream ditto. One Man servant is called the Baker,He does nothing byt Brew and Bake.The quantity of Casks in the Strong Beer Cellar is beyond imagination:Those in the small Beer Cellar bear no proportion, tho' by the by the smallBeer maybe called Ale without misnomer
(Austen Papers 244-247.)
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