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John Jardine Sr. Diary, 1872-1879


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28 Tuesday champain and I finished howing potatoes in the forenoon in the afternoon howed corn
29 Wednesday tomey and I cultivated corn champain howed corn
30 Thursday champain edward and I howed corn to day to night it rained heavy shower
July the first 1870
1 Friday it is a drizzling rain most of the day I done nothing but cut a little grass at the doore
2 Saturday I went to help boby vickerman at his shed to make shingels for it
3 Sunday we went to here Mr Armstrong
4 Monday I commence to cut my hay to day
5 Tuesday I mowing hay round the fence
6 Wednesday cut hay with the machin drawed in one lode of hay comence to rain to night
7 Thursday it rained this forenoon it faired a little while it rained a heavy shower about 5 Oclock
8 Friday Theodore and I turned over hay till about three O clock we gatheredup four rows of hay
9 Saturday Theodore and I comenced to draw in hay about 10 O clock Richard dodd com with the horse rake and raked up all my hay we drawed 8 lods of hay
10 Sunday we stayed home today no church to day
11 Monday it rained heavy all forenoon it rained some this afternoon I went up to Mr Pools about my trees apple trees
12 Tuesday it is raining it is very wet this afternoon we commence to cut my wheat
13 Wednesday we Mitchel and Theodore and me cut wheat all day, Marsheal finished cutting my hay
14 Thursday Theodore and I cut wheat all day
15 Friday Theodore and i finished cuting wheat to day at supper time we put up a few hay ricks in the evening

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