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== AUGUST 1888 1893 == === 23 24 Thursday=== The hot and dry weather still prevails. although harvest time a shower would now be valued and appreciated. the girls and their cousin Annie drove up to McKenzies to day. they took Fred and covered buggie. I helped Willie to shock up his mixed grain in the right hand back field. he cut down another piece of mixed stuff on the upper part of opposite field south, and he drove down to Everton and got the mail in the evening. Johny is helping Robert McWilliams to draw in his peas. I hitched up Johny's mare – Nettie – to the buggie and drove over to Alexander Curries. Sent to let them know that we had seen Malcolm Campbell's folks at Niagrara, as I was intending to write them soon. I wished to know how they all were. Malcolm's folks were kind to us and I would not wish to neglect them in any way. {in margin} girls & their cousin annie from Meaford drove up to McKenzies. I drove over to Alexander Curries. shocking up grain after the binder. === 24 25 Ftiday=== Continues dry and hot. this has been a particularly sultry day. and the nights are little better than the days in that respect. I arose early this morning and brought up the horse from the back pasture, and made ready to take Annie down to the stage. I took her trunk on the back of the buggie. I walked down to the corner while Margaret & Annie drove down. after getting Annie on board we drove on to Eden Mills. Calling at Allan Ramsay's farm to see some of the buildings. we found there was a good cellar and the house though reported to be somewhat cold in Winter is fairly good looking and commodious. After getting dinner at Bella Webbs, I walked up to see Allan Ramsay. I found he was ready to do some repairing to the premises, but would only agree to reduce the rent from $250.00 to $240.00 I told him I did not think John wouldgive more than $225.00. after tea at Webbs we returned home calling at Everton. {in margin} very close and hot. Annie Sunter away to Guelph on the stage. Margaret & myself drove to Eden Mills and saw Allan Ramsay about his farm. === 25 26 Saturday=== A hot day again. there was a little shower this morning, not enough however to do much good. Willie drew in some 4 loads of oats this forenoon. and in the afternoon went over, along with the boy, to R.J. Kerr's to help his harvest. he was to have plowed our bit of waste land in our field but keeps putting it off. so I got the team myself and plowed it this afternoon. it was a hot job for me as I am not not well to day, but I got tired waiting. I drove to Everton this evening for the mail and Minnie went with me. {in margin} a little shower this morning - Willie taking in oats forenoon. heloing R.J. Kerr afternoon - plowing in our plot. === 26 27 Sunday=== Continues hot & dry. I walked up to Duffields for awhile this forenoon. John McKenzie & Bella drove down to day. I wrote a few lines to his Sister to be shown John Fielding regarding his farm he wants to rent. also wrote a lettter for Malcolm Campbell, Niagara and one for Robt. Wood with 2 dollars for assm't tomorrow morning - {in margin} visiting John McKenzie & Bella. writing Letters -