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William John "Willy" Little Diary, 1914-1925


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Friday, January 9


May 1st. Rec. 25 top grafted Spy trees from Stone to Wellington nurserys at fifty cent each.

2nd. Went to St. George in the forenoon to get a box of even greens and fruit trees from Smiths nurserys, Winona and finished sowing mixed grain (alaska oats & Barely) about 9 acres in back 14 acre field nellie had a little heifer calf Fasken was here. Joly moon came up from Brantford in the evening to stay over

3rd. Sunday on a little visit. He and I went to Franklins for dinner Mr & Mrs Buchanan of Galt came down and had tea with us.

4th Bert Williamson came to help plant trees in young orchard.

5. . Went to Mr Cormicks for 4 rose bushes & to Sharps for tea

6.. Planted 25 Evergreens along the road at end of young orchard, a very heavy rain in the evening & at night.

7.. Planted 25 N. Spy's 10 McIntosh Red. 5 Snows & 2 greenings & 4 freedom in young orchard. Went to Mrs Aitkins Funeral in the afternoon.

8.. Sowed 3 acres of Barley in 3 acre field at north of lane.

9.. Sowed clover seed on 3 acre field and harrowed it.

8. H. Boakes & I went to Mr Farquharsons in the evening to arrange programe for Township Convention.

10. Red sow had seven little pigs.

13. A very wet day, started to draw manure to garden.

14. Transplanted early Tomato plants to cold frame (72) and planted first gladalio bulbs at south of house. Planted the garden in the afternoon and planted early potatoes 5 acres

15. Finished sowing oats & mixed grain on the hill north of the house.

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