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William John "Willy" Little Diary, 1914-1925


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Tuesday, April 28


July 29th. Started to draw in wheat but it turned wet in afternoon

" 31st {Filled?} up the potatoes and {peet?} some bug - finish on them

Aug 2 Finished drawing in wheat 8 loads of southeast field and " . 6 loads of young orchard & 3 loads of rakings.

.. 3 Started to cut mixed grain on top of north hill.

.. 4 Grandpa & Grandma Lee and Uncle James came over for dinner.

.. 5 Went to Brantford in the morning to get a new drive chain for bender.

.. .. Helped W. McPherson to thresh in afternoon

.. 7 Finished cutting mixed grain with binder

.. 9 A fine rain after 3 n four days of very hot weather, went to town and stayed for dinner with {illegible} W. E. Coates.

.. 10 Put up and stretched wire fence between D. McPhersons and

.. 11 Started to plow hogs back field for wheat.

.. 12 Drew in 6 loads of {illegible} mixed grain which we had to cut with the mower on account of the mixed grain sweet clover being so high and thick in it. 2 1/2 loads of sheaves. off centre east field

. 13 A fine rain after a week of very hot weather.

.. 14 Started to cut oats in afternoon, a very warm day.

.. 15 Clarence Lee & family came for tea and a little visit

.. 17 Earl & Ethel Hood with baby Edith & Ruth Depew came over for a visit with Grandma & Grandpa Lee.

.. 18 Finished cutting oats in the morning and put the binder away.

.. 19 Finished drawing in mixed grain 10 loads off north hill field. 1 1/2 loads of {illegible} oats off foot of hill C. East field. Helped Simons to thresh rye in the field.

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