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William Sunter Diary, 1893


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MAY 1888 1893

28 29 Monday

Very fine weather although the air is cool. Johny & Willie loaded up their hogs this morning weighing them as they ran them into the wagon. Willie's 4 averaged about 160 each and Johny's 6 nearly the same. at Rockwood they shrunk about 16 lbs each - I helped them load up in the morning and get away. after they left I hitched up old Frank & Fanny to the plow and plowed the potatoe patch and corn patch over again. Johny returned earlier than Willie and attended McLean's raising of a Barn. Willie remained longer in Rockwood to hear the court trials. Wm Hindley versus Geo. Cutting Junr - Geo. Coughlin & Rassmore on bad rape seed. {in margin} Johny & Willie with pigs to Rockwood. Barn raising - Court in Rockwood - plowing for ourselves.

29 30 Tuesday

A beautiful day. bright sunshine but not nearly so hot as often prevails at this Seasonof the year. this Spring has been a cold one throughout. I have been choring round at a good many jobs to day. digging in the garden, harrowing the ground I plowed yesterday with Johny's team. helped Johny bag to up a load of potatoes, and helped him at his mare. she foaled afternoon down the lane leading to the creek. she seems all right. Johny has had a long term of watching her. (5 weeks) Johny McKenzie & Bella was down awhile with us. he brought up a 100 of flour for which I paid him a dollar & 1/2. Mrs John Webb, Eden, paid us a visit to day - she rode up with the Coulson's of Eden, freinds of McDermotts and went home again with them this evening. {in margin} Johny's mare foaled to day. 100 lbs of flour - Mrs J. Webb. Eden. on a visit - John McKenzie & Bella visiting -

30 31 Wednesday

Fine weather and somewhat warmer than has generally obtained. every thing is in good shape for growing provided the weather comes in warm and moist. the grass is making a good appearance and gives promise of a fine crop if it continues to go along as it has been doing. Willie has been preparing both waggons for drawing the manure and started at it afternoon. John Smallhorn got through with Robert Morton this forenoon. and came along to help for a couple of days. I have been choring around to day, gathering wood &c and fixing up the garden. Johny is fixing up ground in preparation for drawing out the manure with John Smallhorn's help when he is done with Willie. {in margin} started manure drawing this afternoon Johny Smallhorn helping - Garden fixing and other chores

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