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William Sunter Diary, 1893


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OCTOBER 1888 1893

8 9 Monday

Very high wind to day. I had intended to go on the roof to day and finish up the patching by putting on the last bunch I bought at Paton's, but the wind was so high I did not venture. I then put in a few panes of glass in the stables and nailed on protection to save them from being broken again. I afterwards helped to fix up the onions which are being harvested in this fine weather. Willie has been helping at Robert Jestin's threshing. Johny also. he strikes out the plowing for Harry Goulding. Margaret and I went to see the show stuff that Webb's have prepared for the show tomorrow. the parsnips and beets are as good, I think, as I ever saw.

9 10 Tuesday

A very fine day and not so windy as yesterday. Robert Jestin is threshing again to day and the boys are again helping him. I finished up the patching of the roofs to day. put on some {illegible} our house roof. I took 2 bags grain to the mill and got them chopped for the pigs. this makes 3 bags for them now. Willie is also taking down some chop, and getting some flour also. he left a bag of flour for us. {in margin} finished patching the roofs - 2 bags chop at mill. pig feed our own mix for chop - Willie gave us a bag of flour.

10 11 Wednesday

A most beautiful day. the sun shine out brightly and it was very warm. I hitched up Fredy & Johny's Nettie to the democrat and the girls & their mother and Harry Goulding & Webb's girls all rode with me. there was a great crowd of people there and though the quantity of exhibits seemed to behind former years, the quality seemed real good. the cattle seemed to foot up better than the horses. Currie obtained the prize for the herd. his Bull is a magnificent Animal. Elliott had a good herd. James Black took the prize for Collection of Apples. his Uncle Hugh generally took that prize. the judges got through in good time and the show broke up, I thought, earlier than usual. we got home before it was very dark. the weather was the most favorable for Rockwood than I ever remember of. Bella & Miss Wishart drove down to see the show. they left for home early. little Willie was with them.

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