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William Sunter Diary, 1893


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12 13 Monday

A slight frost and continued colder weather through the day has checked the great wasting of the snow which has been going on for some days. the low places have been filling up with water. I helped Johny to clean up 10 bags of mixed grain for chopping this forenoon, and also helped him load up the circular saw frame that he takes over to John Mutrie's to night. he intends helping them to thresh tomorrow. I wrote a letter to Auntie Kate to day and enclosed twelve dollars that Willie sends her to pay the balance of the cow he bought of her. I mailed it this evening and registered it also mailing a letter to Mrs Peavoy at same time that I wrote to day. {in margin} a little colder which has stopped to some extent the great thaw. Johny away at John Mutries threshing - sent 12 dollars to Kate Moore - sent letter to Mrs A. S. Peavoy -

13 14 Tuesday

Very foggy this morning and quitea frost rhine. there was quite a heavy shower of rain & icy hail before daylight this morning, and this forenoon kept very dull and uncertain looking. the afternoon was a little brighter and less damp. Colin McMillan and I finished cutting the large elm tree that we started on last Saturday. I think there were 35 or 37 20 inch blocks to the first heavy limb & we cut them all day excepting the 8 but cuts that was cut on Saturday. we split it all up to the 12 but cuts. Willie took down 2 loads of stove wood to Everton, the sleigh broke through considerably the first load but I think he put on too heavy a load - Margaret is called down to Willie Peavoys to day. {in margin} very foggy and colder - Colin McMillan and I have cut stove wood in the Bush - Willie has drawn 2 loads of wood to Abbotts Everton -

14 15 Wednesday

Frosty and colder which has hardened the roads considerably. the sleighing and general getting around has very much improved - I have not done a great deal to day. I think I must have got a cold working out in the damp yesterday. Willie's (Dunbar) sow pigged 11 pigs last night. she lost 2 of them this morning. Joseph McIntosh and a comrade named James Harrison came here to night. Harrison is bying houses and intends looking around tomorrow. Willie took 2 loads of wood down to Abbotts. {in margin} Mrs Wm Peavoy had a son yesterday. improvement in the state of the roads &c. Joseph McIntosh and a companion paid us a visit - Joe stays -

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