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Courtland Olds Diary, 1887


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August THURSDAY 4 1887

Lewis started the plough again to day in the sod field next to Mr. Brides Joe has been helping me in the oat field. He has shocked up while I have been cuting with the binder in North East corner field. Do not find the oats extra crop on account of the very dry weather, no doubt. There are many short spots in the field. Went down to Unckle Joe. McFells this evening where our friends and my mother have been visiting this afternoon. Still as hot and dry as ever.

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August FRIDAY 5 1887

I have been exceedingly buisy to day. cuting oats in big N. E. Corner field. Got started in the New ground field besides finishing all that was fit to cut in the other. The machine has worked splendidly throughout. Sent Joe to help Jim. Challand thresh this afternoon. Wes. has been ploughing in the field next to McBrides. The ground is extremely dry yet strange to say it ploughs well. Had Mrs Conium of Hamilton also the two Mrs. Aldersons to visit us to day.

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