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Courtland Olds Diary, 1887

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February TUESDAY 15 1887

Peter has been geting up wood to day, from the back woods. The weather has become quite warm again with every prospect of another thaw. I have doing a number of odd jobs through the day such as puting brim on meat &c&c. Had a short visit from James Holcomb this evening, who came to do some tradeing at the Victor Store. Recieved a letter from my sister telling us of her daughter's mar Netties marriage this spring.

February WEDNESDAY 16 1887

Have had Peter drawing up wood again to day. The weather has been quite mild; but, still the snow and ice remain in sufficient quantities for drawing wood. I have been fixing up a sheepshed back of the barn, out of the old McPher hen-roast, besides doing some other work. Have often thought, this if the fences and buildings should be so much out of repair after one season with a tennant what would they be after a term of four of five years.

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