Tuesday, November 5, 2013

June 19th, 1894 thru June 20th, 1894

I will not be transcribing each entry since most of Bert's diary is pretty clear. You can read the original more easily by clicking on the image above to view a larger version. I will be including this paragraph, or something similar in each entry so that new readers will know they can click the image to enlarge it for easier reading. Also, there will be some links to the right of the page with relevant information that may be of interest. If you follow Bert's diary regularly, you can skip this paragraph. My notes will include the basics of what Bert talks about each day, along with my own personal thoughts, research, information gleaned from past or future entries, etc. If you have information or suggestions that may help my research, please e-mail me.

Tuesday, June 19th, 1894 - A warm day again, and Bert works on Milo Dye's garden plot, and then he cultivates the hops until it rains later in the day ..... chores as always.

Wednesday, June 20th, 1894 - Bert and Russell go over to Milo Dye's place, and cultivate hops after replacing some teeth on the cultivator.  In the afternoon, Bert cultivates potatoes at Russell's place, and Russell dragged buckwheat ground.  Chores as usual. Cultivating is basically stirring up the soil to kill off weeds that were thought to compete with the desired crop.  I'm not sure if it would have been a walk behind type cultivator, or one on wheels with a seat?  Maybe a walk behind similar to the one in the video here?

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