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Courtland Olds Diary, 1887


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July FRIDAY 29 1887

Lost the old spotted cow last night. Am affraid thather death came partialy from my neglect in not milking out before calving. Her death came from milk fever. The calf still lives, is a heifer & we think of raising. The ground being very hard to dig, we tried burning the carcass and find it a success, No smell seemed to arrise and the flesh and even bones soon were consumed by the flames. Have been drawing in peas again to day as usual.

July SATURDAY 30 1887

The boys and I have been working away at hauling peas again to day. Got the last load in the barn about the middle of the afternoon. There was twenty seven loads of peas from the hilly field, one acres of which is into fodder corn. Drove up to Simcoe this evening after our friends & my fathers friends, Renslee Olds & wife. Found them at Florences, waiting for my comeing. Had a very pleasant ride home with them.

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