John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.
The landscape at the Good Will-Hinckley campus in Fairfield was designed to help educate and influence the orphans and other needy children at the school and home.
Not part of the American "farm belt," Maine nonetheless has been known over the years for a few agricultural items, especially blueberries, sweet corn, potatoes, apples, chickens and dairy products.
… - 20 acres planted 1871 wheat, rye, barley, oats, corn, beans, and potatoes - 166 acres planted apples - 19 trees 1873 grass - 400 acres horses -…
… bushels of wheat did you grow in 1839? Barley? Oats? Rye? Indian corn? Buck wheat? Potatoes? 5. How many pounds of wool? Hops? Wax? 6.