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William Sunter Diary, 1893


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MAY 1888 1893

A very fine day and very warm - Maggie & her Mother and I have been very busy sowing onion seed. I laid out and raked the ground ahead of them. we finished up the first bed next the house and got the second bed south well under way. the ground was rather baked on account of the wet and late Season and hard work to pulverize with the rake. after tea I hitched up the colt to the buggie and drove down to David Robertsons and got 200 raspberrie springers. they have grown to nice little bushes. Maggie went with me to Mortons and got some currant cuttings and gathered all on my way back. Willie has been sowing peas in the sod field behind the orchard. Johny has been working up and sowing the hill field by the road. {in margin} sowing onion seed. Willie sowed peas in sod field. Johny sowing hill field - got raspberries to plant. and currant cuttings.

15 16 Tuesday

Great deal of rain last night and to day. we would have liked to have planted out the Bushes and Cuttings but could not on account of the wet. Ewart took down the colt and Buggie to school and brought home 3 bags & 1/2 stuff from the mill at night, taking 2 bags mixed grain in the morning for Johny.

16 17 Wednesday

Weather still unsettled. some rain to day pretty heavy in the morning. Ewart did not go to school this morning. he got cold yesterday - he helped Willie to drive his cattle to the pasture. they started to go to Water's pasture but, finding he could do as well, if not better, at Loree's, he put them in there. I helped the women to fix up our room to day. we lifted the carpet in the forenoon and put on all the papers afternoon, whitewashed the ceiling forenoon. we were all busy - Minnie & I cut and measured while Maggie and her mother put it on the wall. I sent a card to Mr Waters telling him that Willie does not take his cattle to the pasture. I also mailed a letter to Bro. Alex. Meaford.

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