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William Sunter Diary, 1893

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OCTOBER 1888 1893

11 12 Thursday

Very fine day. sunshine & warm. Willie started out plow out his potatoes to day, and Johny also. I helped Willie to pick his and he plowed out 10 rows of ours, leaving other 9 rows still to take up. Maggie and her mother and I picked them after dinner and we made 4 piles which I covered with straw and a thin coating of earth. in the forenoon we pulled a good share of the onions that are rather late of ripening up. the weather at the present time is good for harvesting them. {in margin} started this morning to take up our potatoes. all three of us.

12 13 Friday

Dull and threatning like to day, although warm and pleasant. I have been busy all day among the potatoes. I helped Willie this forenoon to pick. he has Johny Rafferty and young Willie Mack picking after him. they have gathered and taken up the greater part of theirs to day. Willie plowed up the remainder of ours (9 rows) before dinner. Maggie & her Mother picked them this afternoon while I carried them to the cellar. 25 bushels in all. I carried 4 pails weighing a bushel at a time. I harrowed the ground after we were done and we got again about a bag. Johny got through with the taking up of his to day also. it has been splendid weather for the job - I wrote a letter to Brother Alex. Meaford, and intend to send it off in the morning tomorrow. {in margin} busy taking up the potatoes. all three of us Johny Willie and ourselves at the work.

13 14 Saturday

Rain last night and this morning - quite a number of people went to Guelph Market but, it has been a miserably uncomfortable day for them. no outdoor work could be done as the rain was falling very constant. I did some little shoe mending and also fixed up our old plow so as to do some work with it. took down the letter for Meaford and mailed it this morning,

14 15 Sunday

Dull and unpleasant to be out side. it has been showery. the girls drove to Everton this morning, and they went again in the evening in the company of Walter McWilliams. I kept at home the most of the day. wrote a letter to Brother Alex. Meaford.

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