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Courtland Olds Diary, 1887


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September FRIDAY 9 1887

Both teems have been working on the field next McBrides to day or rather most of the time, to day, for it has been raining this afternoon occasionaly. In geting the old drill fixed up for work I found it considerably out of repair so I thought well to see Johny McBride about exchanging for a new one. Made a sort of a bargain. He to take my old drill and fifty dollars for a new Oshawa one. The money to be paid in two annual installments, first payment in Nov one year from this Fall.

September SATURDAY 10 1887

On account of the moist state of the ground we had to leave off seeding opperations this forenoon. This afternoon however the teems have bother been preparing wheat ground. Found it necessary to kill our old spotted cow there being no possibility of her ever geting up again. Took the hide out to the tanners this evening. The weather has become as cool as eer since the rain. It almost looks like an early Fall and Winter to see it so cool now. No frost as yet however.

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