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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1890-1892

M_1977_2_7 Benjamin Reesor Diary 1890-1892_76.pdf

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Mar 1892

Sunday 20 I & Nancy & Anne went to Br S's H went to AB's PM he & Jesse went to Wideman's Meeting house this evening the Funk Party are holding Protracted Meeting every night this week or two W. very Cold & strong W wind

21 Boys sawed wood J took 8 bags Chop to Br S's & got it done I went to JB's AM he had had Grip again is a little better does not go out at all I Called at Menno Burkholder's got 2 1/2 doz Eggs off Davids son Joseph W. very fine freezing at night thawing in daytime

22 Boys Cut lot of feed I went to Brougham AM Boys went to A 23 Malcom's sale PM. W. very very Cold & raw wind A frome east AM snow & rain from east PM

23 Boys sawed wood I & J Cleaned 22 Bus seed Oats for W Hollinger @ 35 cts AM I & Nancy went to Ceder Grove PM. W. fine & Cler W wind PM

24 Boys sawed wood & Cut feed AM I & H. B & A went to J Burrow's sale

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Mar 1892

PM. I bought Burdock spruce @ 15 cts J has German Measles the most of our Children have them but are getting better W. fine & Cler west wind I also bought 2 Bus Stray Beauty Potatoes @ 31 cts per Bus they are an early variety

25 F H & B helped Menno Reesor move a Building AM H & B sawed wood PM F Chored he is taking the Measles W. fine I brought home Potatoes from Burrows PM

26 H & B sawed wood W. fine, east wind

Sunday 27 I & Nancy & Henry went to M Barkey's Boys & girls went to F's W. fine Cler roads muddy

28 Boys sawed wood drew rails at F's & cut some feed I & Nancy went to Whitevale PM W. fine Cler freezing every night & thawing in daytime

29 Boys drew rails & Cut wood I went to W Pettys for some eggs to set a hen AM then I went to see F K Reesor PM W. fine Clear R Wallace was here at supper

30 B & A sawed wood H helped W Reesor's move to Jackson's place J took a load too A drew home roots J returned his road list H & B sawed wood PM W. Cler east wind

31 Boys Chored. I & Nancy went to Funeral of Old Sally Hoover on 6th Con Markham

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Heirloom Potato Varieties ‘Bliss’ Triumph’ Potato or Stray Beauty Solanum tuberosum

Bliss’ Triumph, introduced by B. K. Bliss & Sons of New York, was originally red. It should resemble a larger version of Garnet Chile, round and somewhat apple shaped. It is a good potato for the South; indeed, it was once raised extensively in Bermuda and Florida for sale in northern markets. However, in many of those markets, red potatoes did not sell well, so through selection lighter-colored strains of Triumph were developed, including the white Bliss’ Triumph. The white strain evolved simultaneously in several areas of the country and was not the product of any one particular seedsman. In the South, to differentiate it from the Triumph, the old original strain, which was identical in color to it but genetically different, was often marketed under the name Stray Beauty. The convoluted commercial history of this potato at least speaks for its enormous popularity, but it is important to keep in mind that Bliss’ Triumph has come down to us as a red, a pink, and a white potato. These differences are only in the skin pigmentation. All three variants have white flowers and white flesh.