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William John "Willy" Little Diary, 1914-1925


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Saturday, March 14

July 3rd. Went to the bush to stretch and put up some wire fence. Finished sowing swede and white turnips in the young orchard

4th Repaired fence around 3 acre field and started to cut Lucerne clover. Edith and I went over to Mr & Mrs Youngs for tea.

5th Cultivated mangels and the garden. also sowed buckwheat on hill in field next to Dalzells barn.

8th A heavy rain last night, Went to Paris to church in the morning and to Kitchens S.S. in the afternoon. they having just reorganized.

.. 9 .. Worked on the roads in the forenoon and we had rain in the afternoon, turning very heavy at night, which in some places was a bad hailstorm.

.. 10 .. Went to St. George in the morning and brought home cut of Sugar $8.50

.. 11.. Finished doing road work in the forenoon.

.. 12 .. Sold old sow 4.20 lbs @134 per lb. Went to the bush in afternoon to help Mr Combe put up wire fence.

13 .. Katie & Gordon and Andrew came for tea.

14 .. White washed young catties stable with sprayer Bert and Harry came for a little visit. This has been such a wet week that the hay in coils is getting white with mould.

16. Finished cultivating corn second time & mangels 3rd time. Started to draw in hay 3 loads.

17.. Went to town to get 15 boxes of strawberry from Millers Dr. Burglass and boys come from Hamilton. A very wet day.

19.. Clarance and Annie Lee also Rosiland and Isa Sharp came in afternoon. Clarance helped with hay and we finished drawing in Lucerne off north hill. 9 loads.

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