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William John "Willy" Little Diary, 1914-1925


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Saturday, January 17

Aug July 31st. Drove Jean and the little folks to Paris in the morning and cut Mr Johnsons oats in the afternoon.

Aug 1st. Drew in mixed grain from 14 acre field Alaska oats and no. 21 Barley, a fine crop and ripened well together. Mr Fulsetter brought Mr McKee to judge the field of no. 72 oats in 10 acre field, which I had entered in the standing field crop competition.

Aug 2nd. A very nice rain in the morning and also in the afternoon. Went to Uncle Andrew Sharps in the evening for tea.

.. 4th Finished cutting no. 72 oats in back 10 acre field, a very heavy crop, but owing to the army worm a lot of it was stragled down and shelled.

.. 5.. Finished drawing in mixed grain 9 loads and 1 1/2 of Alaska oats

.. 6 & 7.. Helped Simons to thresh and Matt. helped Franklins to press 7.. hay. Helped Johnsons to thresh in afternoon. Recieved word from Toronto that I had taken 2nd prize in the field (standing) competition for Brant corn with no. 72 oats.

.. 8.. Threshed 1/2 day 10 bus O. A. E. 72 oats. 47 of Alaska oats and 290 of mixed grain, it running about 40 bus per acre also 75 bus wheat. Drove Jean and the children to the station in the afternoon.

.. 10.. A very fine rain in the morning and also one in the evening. Cultivated Turnips in the morning and helped Bob Aitkin to thresh in the afternoon.

.. 12 Finished cutting oats and put the binder away for the season.

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