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Courtland Olds Diary, 1887


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October MONDAY 3 1887

Our threshers did not come this morning as we expected I suppose they stayed away on account of rain and high winds which have continued to prevail through the dat. The boys and I worked at gathering apples through thr day. We went out to the woods this evening after hickorynuts. Brought home about a peck, after an hour's picking. The nut crop this year appears to be very plentiful. The weather remains quite warm through stormy.

October TUESDAY 4 1887

Got to threshing again to day. Had a very disagreeable time finishing the pea threshing on account of the very high wind and dust. Had nearly two hundred bushells of peas from eight acres or twenty five bushells of peas to the acre. Finished threshing oats also having just about six hundred bushells altogather from twenty one acres or about thirty bushells to the acre, the smallest yield we have had for some time that I remember of.

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