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Franklin McMillan Diary, 1923

Frank McMillan 1923 Diary 17.pdf

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April 19 Milder, gathered up brush + drew some manure into raspberries.

April 20 Very warm. Started team working on farm discing + {preparing in some way} asparagus.

April 21 Very warm started maw ploughing for strawberries + trees. Sowed one ounce cauliflower seed today (as experiment) in hot bed to try and get them earlier. Also uncovered one strawberry patch. Looks like rain tonight. The strawberries that are covered are nice + green. The others are very brown.

April 22 Sunday. Cooler and cloudy.

April 23 Uncovering strawberries.

April 24 Same job. Weather clear and cool.

April 25 Uncovering strawberries. Weather bright + clear all week but cool with high cold winds.

April 26 Making hot beds for transplanting tomatoes last time. Trees arrived this afternoon from Maloney Bros. Davisville N.Y. Arrived in good shape and look like good trees. Weather very warm.

April 27 Planting trees. Three of us planted 200 cherry trees today.

April 28 Had a light shower this a.m. Finished planting trees, the apple trees are by hedge next road. 1st Greening, 2nd Snow, 3rd R. Astrachan, 4th Snow, 5th Spy In the row down the field 1st is McIntosh, 2nd Delicious, 3rd Duchess, 4th Macintosh, 5th Delicious, 6th Rome Beauty, 7th Yellow Transplant, 8th McIntosh, 9th Delicious, 10th Wagener

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