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Courtland Olds Diary, 1887


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October SATURDAY 1 1887

Have been threshing away to day as usual. Finished threshing the oat in the bay where we had four hundred and forty bushells. Threshed out ninety bushells of peas from the bay also. Did not get more than half done with the peas however. The machine did not seem to work very well in the peas there being a great many stopages. It seems from the pw. grass we have made so far that we are to have the threshers more than another day. But, I suppose that we ought to be thankful.

October SUNDAY 2 1887

On account of the heavy rain last nighyt and muddy roads to day I did not go to church as usual. Went over to hear Mr Eland however, in the morning and this afternoon down to Elliots School-home where I heard Bro Barr preach. This has occupied the day pretty well. It has upon the whole been a good day to my soul. Have enjoyed the favour of God, which is to me most precious. Truly with then conversing we forget all rime and toil and carel Labour is rest, pain is sweet if then my Lord {illegible}

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