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William John "Willy" Little Diary, 1914-1925


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Monday, March 16

Aug 23rd A very fine rain last night and Drew two loads of hay to Lake.

.. 24th. Drew a load of hay to Mr Coates. Cultivated Turnips & mangels.

.. 27 .. Helped Mr Johnson to stock his oats Finished drawing in wheat and mixed grain off middle field next Cunningham place 12 loads (11 loads off each field)

.. 28 .. First day of plowing wheat

.. 29 .. Mr Johnson helped plow for wheat.

.. 30 .. A beautiful day and warm, a little daughter Elizabeth Leone was born to us of which we are quite proud.

.. 31 .. Made some stacks of mixed grain in Hogs back field.

Sept 1. Will Millers came over for a little while in the evening.

.. 2.. Finished plowing clover seed on top of hill for wheat and started to plow back 10 acre field.

.. 6 Earl went to Toronto show for the day.

.. 7 Scott Bros threshed for us in the afternoon, Rain at night.

.. 1 H. Cunningham and man came to help us drawing oats.

.. 12 Helped Mr Johnson to thresh in the forenoon

.. 13 Helped Bob McDonald to thresh oat.

.. 14 . Went to town in the morning and in the afternoon Dr Denton, Dr Lovett and nurse Miss Greenwood to perform an operation on Edith which proved successfull although it put her back to bed for two weeks or more. Mrs Hardisty staying with us for a few weeks. Helped Cunningham and Ryercroft to thresh

.. 17 Finished drawing in mixed grain off 14 acre field over 30 loads.

.. 18 .. " " no3 Oats off clump field 11 loads. " " plowing back 10 acre field for wheat

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