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William Beatty Diary, 1880-1883

William Beatty 1880-1883 Diary 17.pdf

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Nov 1 Fred plowed at the road I took Jennie to her school heavy rain this afternoon we have had the cows in the stable every night since the 23 of last month
2 Fred is at the road I fixed the bin for the roots in the celler & toped most of the carrots white frost
3 Fred is plowing at the road fine day
4 Do Do Do I toped the Beets & mangols and the remainder of the carrots
5 heavy rain so that Fred could not plow the ground is so wet he came out here he went down to the north field & shoveled out the furrows and cross ditches the ground is very wet
6 McKays boys came and helped us to pull the turnips we got them all pulled they area poor crop we drew in the carrots and Beets into the celler 3 loads
7 Revd Mr Matthews this morning Mr Houston at night very heavy wind it blew over the fairground fence carried part of it across the road over to our fence while we were at church
8 Fred began to plow in the field next to the norht cross road Northwest corner the ground is very soft
9 Fred plowed all day we drew of two stones to the road that was in his way the Annual plowing match was on A Cornells {illegible} field there was 14 plows Men and Boys the ground was rather wet
10 heavy rain last night & most of the day Fred thrashed some of the peas and split some wood
11 Fred opened the ditch across what he had plowed it is sod he then finished thrashing the peas
12 we drew in 2 load of turnips I have been toping and fixing the horse stable so as to get Paday in the stable all the horses has been here
13 got all the turnips in had one load to day they are very small & poor
14 Revd Mr Galbraith preached this morning Mr Matthews at night
15 Fred plowed there is about 3 inches of snow on the ground
16 Do Do I fixed the stables to day
17 Fred finished plowing the garden this morning where {illegible}& cleaned up the peas had three Barrels & a bag full

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