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William John "Willy" Little Diary, 1914-1925


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Friday, February 27 1916 Aug 8th. Finished drawing in wheat from Clump field 20 loads

9 Cut {illegible} 3 Oats in 3 acre field and started at Johnson Oats. Best thined the white turnips.

10 Finished cutting Johnsons Oats & drew in 3 loads of mixed grains

11 A very fine rain, the first good rain for nearly seven weeks

12 Finished cutting oats and put the binder away.

13 Isa + Rhoda Sharp and I went to Jim Church in Brantford and went home with Green fields for dinner + tea.

14 Helped Mr Johnson stack his oats in forenoon

15 Threshed first time 480 {bags?} of wheat , 20 of oats {illegible} + 70 of mixed grains

17 Helped Johnsons to thresh in forenoon.

18 Ms Laughlins to thresh

19 Went to the bush to see young cattle. Holtim Heifer had a fine little calf. Helped R Mrs Donald to thresh in afternoon. A fine rain at noon to-day.

20 A heavy wind and thunderstorm about S.S. time but also a rain which did a great deal of good.

21 Cultivated potatoes and white turnips in morning and drew 178 {bags?} of wheat to car at the Lake for P. Congo.

22 Drew a load of hay to the stable at Cement Works. A very fine rain in the afternoon.

23 Started to plow clover sod for wheat.

24 Gipsy had a nice red heifer calf.

28 Finished drawing in mixed grain 18 loads off back 10 acres

29 Oats of field next Dalgells 15 loads 14 Helped Mr Johnson stack his oats in forenoon 15 Threshed

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