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Courtland Olds Diary, 1887


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August WEDNESDAY 10 1887

Have continued to cut oats this forenoon. Finished cuting the new ground this morning and the remaining portion of the big field by noon. Got started at plowing again in the other field by McBrides, a light rainfall to day having put a stop to our drawing oats right off. Took our old Barrow Pig down to the cheese factory this evening and had a serious run to get him there. Mr Ardley of the G.P.R. Montreal came this evening to stay a couple of weeks with us.

August THURSDAY 11 1887

Kept the plow going this forenoon. A slight fall of Rain last evening having made the oats somewhat damp for drawing. Comenced drawing this afternoon however and got in three loads from the big field, in fine order. Do not look for a very large yield of oats at this season owing to the continued to dry weather. Went out to Dover this evening to see after some small matters. Expected to have brought Mr. Ardley home with me, but found that he had started on a foot. He is quite a walker.

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