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William John "Willy" Little Diary, 1914-1925


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Sunday February 8

July 19th. Drove to Brantford in the afternoon.

.. 22nd. Cut 3 acre field of wheat in the afternoon

..24th. Finished drawing in hay off clump field. 14 loads.

.. 25 .. Roy & Donald Gullen came up for the day and we drove to Aunt Nellies in the evening.

.. 26.. Finished cutting hay. A fine rain in the afternoon.

.. 27.. Finished cutting wheat and finished drawing in timothy hay off 6 acre field, about 9 loads. (38 loads in all.)

.. 28 .. Rained nearly all day. cleaned out hen house & box stalls.

.. 29.. Cut J. Mc Donald's wheat.

.. 30.. A heavy rain in the morning, cut barley in the afternoon.

.. 31 .. Drew in wheat off the field next Dagells barn 10 loads. May and June of this year were very dry but with only occational light showers but July came in with rain and it has been a very hot month with a great deal of rain making the corn & roots the pasture and the alfalfa grow splendidly, as also being ideal weather for the grain to fill, and although the weather was verycatchy yet we got our hay all in in good shape.

Aug 1st. A very warm day, First Sunday of Union Services at St. George.

.. 2nd. Finished drawing in wheat 4 loads off 3 acre field.

.. .. Drew in barley 3 loads off 2 acres north of {doctrie?} track.

.. 3rd. A very wet day with a strong east wind. which bent the corn over quite badly and put some of the oats down.

.. 4th Started to plow in young orchard for wheat.

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