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William Sunter Diary, 1893

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== SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER <s>1888</s> 1893==
 
== SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER <s>1888</s> 1893==
 
=== <s>27</s> 28 Thursday===
 
=== <s>27</s> 28 Thursday===
Weather continues as it has been for some time. we would be glad to get some rain but, a very dry spell reigns supreme. Miss Cockburn has been here to day sewing and fitting anew a dress for Maggie. the dyer in Guelph dyed it black. I finished putting on all the shingles and also set up and bracketed the eve trough. Willie plowed in our front field - it is very hard plowing the land being very dry and baked. I drove down to Everton for the mail this evening -
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Weather continues as it has been for some time. we would be glad to get some rain but, a very dry spell reigns supreme. Miss Cockburn has been here to day sewing and fitting anew a dress for Maggie. the dyer in Guelph dyed it black. I finished putting on all the shingles and also set up and bracketed the eve trough. Willie plowed in our front field - it is very hard plowing the land being very dry and baked. I drove down to Everton for the mail this evening -
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=== <s>28</s> 29 Friday ===
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Cool to day and dry as usual - the Sun shines hot through the day but there is frost at night. the weather is simply magnificent - all that we could now desire is a fall of rain as all grass and vegetation is suffering from the drouth. Willie finished up the plowing of the front field (mixed crop part) I cut 3 rows of corn and made it into sheaves this afternoon.
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=== <s>29</s> 30 Saturday ===
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Frost at night, but through the day more beautiful could not be. Miss Cockburn finished up Maggie's dress early this forenoon. paid her a dollar & 75cts for 2 days & 1/4. Willie is helping Robert McWilliams to thresh to day. and when Johny Rafferty finished up the gang plowing this forenoon, we borrowed Duffield's harrows and he harrowed the greater part of the ganging of this upper field (pea part) - I had to look after him. Minnie drove to Everton this evening and Margaret and I afterward drove up to McKenzies, arriving up there between 8 & 9 oclock.
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=== Oct <s>30</s> 1 Sunday===

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SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 1888 1893

27 28 Thursday

Weather continues as it has been for some time. we would be glad to get some rain but, a very dry spell reigns supreme. Miss Cockburn has been here to day sewing and fitting anew a dress for Maggie. the dyer in Guelph dyed it black. I finished putting on all the shingles and also set up and bracketed the eve trough. Willie plowed in our front field - it is very hard plowing the land being very dry and baked. I drove down to Everton for the mail this evening -

28 29 Friday

Cool to day and dry as usual - the Sun shines hot through the day but there is frost at night. the weather is simply magnificent - all that we could now desire is a fall of rain as all grass and vegetation is suffering from the drouth. Willie finished up the plowing of the front field (mixed crop part) I cut 3 rows of corn and made it into sheaves this afternoon.

29 30 Saturday

Frost at night, but through the day more beautiful could not be. Miss Cockburn finished up Maggie's dress early this forenoon. paid her a dollar & 75cts for 2 days & 1/4. Willie is helping Robert McWilliams to thresh to day. and when Johny Rafferty finished up the gang plowing this forenoon, we borrowed Duffield's harrows and he harrowed the greater part of the ganging of this upper field (pea part) - I had to look after him. Minnie drove to Everton this evening and Margaret and I afterward drove up to McKenzies, arriving up there between 8 & 9 oclock.

Oct 30 1 Sunday