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William Sunter Diary, 1893


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SEPTEMBER 1888 1893

24 25 Monday

A very fine day, although for a time it was rather threatning looking. the threshers were on hand early this morning and had the machine here on at work between 7 & 8 oclock. they had the machine here on Saturday night. I helped all day at the threshing, tramping and forking the straw. it kept them going till nearly dark and the stuff seem to turn out very well. some think there is about 250 bushels of oats in the corner of barn floor and all the granary bins full. there must be close on 700 bushels of grain with the wheat they threshed before.

25 26 Tuesday

Splendid weather for threshing. Albert finished up at Willies last night and he got a fair start at Johny's this morning. they had Johny's peas through about 10 oclock and they think there is about 125 bushels of them. Johny seemed to have plenty of hands on and I did not feel like spoiling for a job, so let them alone and fire away. I made the eve trough and barked it that we intend for the barn, above the drinking place in shed. John McKenzie called on his way home. he has decided to take Allan Ramsay's place at $240. I wrote a letter to night for Alex. McGregor, and one for Robt. Wood, with remmitance for 2 assmts, A.O.U.W. one for John McKenzie and one for self. I wrote a card to Allan Ramsay telling him that John will take his place. {in margin} sent 6 dollars to A. McGregor interest on note. 2 dollars 2 assess'ts A.O.U.W.

26 27 Wednesday

Weather dry, cool and pleasant. I drove to Everton this morning and mailed the money letters. I found no card for Ramsay and had to write another to him. ( had left it at home ) I took down a bag of stuff to chop, and paid for it. Robert Jestin and Willie brought it home at night. John McKenzie came down here this afternoon and got away our old Gowdy plow. he intends plowing with 2 teams as he gets a chance to use another horse - harvesting the onions these times. Miss Cockburn has come along this evening to do some sewing.

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