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Courtland Olds Diary, 1887


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August FRIDAY 12 1887

Our oats being unfit to draw on account of a shower last night we ploughed with out team this forenoon. This afternoon we have been at the oats again and have got in four more loads making seven in all so far. Had some parties here looking at our sheep wanting to buy lambs but, failed to make a bargian complete. The warm weather has recieved a check I think and will not be as warm again permanently. Am trying still to trust in God.

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August SATURDAY 13 1887

We have continued our work of getting in oats as usual. The weather remains as dry as ever & the outlook for Fall pastures is anything but encouraging. Am thankful that our coarse feed is of an excellent quality and a fare quantity which will enable us to keep cattle from starving. Got in eight loads more of oats to day making fifteen. Finished drawing from the big N. E. Corner Field to day. Our friend Mr. Ardley still seems to amuse himself about the farm.

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