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Franklin McMillan Diary, 1923

Frank McMillan 1923 Diary 18.pdf

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April 29 Sunday. Cold. Tom Bamford buried today, had a very large funeral. Went down home for tea. Frank + Geo McMillan called.

April 30 Cloudy and very cold, West winds. Too cold to transplant, tomatoes, which are ready.

May 1 Fine + warm. Transplanting tomatoes, second time.

May 2 Transplanting tomatoes. W West buried today there was three funerals today. Six in all some Sunday!

May 3 Transplanting tomatoes + put 2000 cabbages out. Are up against it for men, only have one and cannot get any more it seems. It has been fine + warm and very dry.

May 4 At tomatoes yet also put out some more cabbages

May 5 Finished transplanting tomatoes today about 18 000.

May 6 Motored to Caledonia Six Nation + Oshweken to try + get men. Have some promise to come.

May 7 Fine + warm, dry. No rain. Finished putting out cabbages. Started digging strawberry plants. One man arrived at noon.

May 8 Started planting strawberries. Showery in the afternoon.

May 9 Cold and showery, also some snow. Digging strawberry plants between showers.

May 10 Ground covered with snow this morning. Too cold to plant strawberries. Got a load of hay at $15 per ton total $27.90.

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