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John Jardine Sr. Diary, 1872-1879


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May 1st 1870

1 Sunday we were at house all day no church
2 Monday plowed all round the house
3 Tuesday finished ploughing in the feild at the house
4 Wednesday I sowed 7 bushel of barley and finished harrowing it and furrowed it up
5 Thursday pulled out stumps in the new field
6 Friday I plowed in the afternoon it rained
7 Saturday I plowed all day in the new feild Johny went to Chatham on his own business
8 Sunday we went to church
9 Monday I ploughed in the new field
10 Tuesday I ploughed John durt from the ditch
11 Wednesday I ploughed John throwed durt from the {cut off}
12 Thursday I finished ploughing in the new field
13 Friday John B harrowed in oats I sowed
14 Saturday old Trembly and I planted my potatoes John B finished harrowing the oats to day
15 Sunday I took Lizzey to her mothers to goy to the dockter
16 Monday I furrowed the new field I plowed about two acres for Mr Tre{cutt off} in the afternoon Mr Trembly and J cleaned about 40 bushel of oats and 22 bushels of wheat
17 Tuesday I went to Mill to the blacksmith shop I got two shoes on dan in the afternoon finished ploughing the little field at the ashery sowed some flax and two bushels of oats John Benwa went to lawtrel barn raising
18 Wednesday I commene to plough for corn in the old meadow
19 Thursday I ploughed for corn
20 Friday ploughed for corn
21 Saturday after dinner it rained a little shour ploughed for corn

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