Monday, May 27, 1918




A good day.

Ben and Owen and Paul planted
tobacco. Mrs Owen and I
drawed plants. Josie got dinner.
In the evening Josie went to
the plant bed. I planted
some potatoe slips.

There was a lot of hard
thunder this evening but no
rain. Kate Harvey come a
while this evening.

9 oclock

Notes and Questions

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Ben W. Brumfield

I'm starting to wonder whether "drawing plants" is its own subject. Is it a necessary part of [trans]planting tobacco?

Mary Ann Brumfield

"Drawing plants" was the process of extracting tobacco plants from the plant bed in order to transplant them to the field. It involved bending over and pulling or "drawing" the plants by hand from the soil, but only those large enough for transplanting.