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Courtland Olds Diary, 1895


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June THURSDAY 27 1895

I have been cuting hay in the field back of the barn to day, owing to the peculiar state of the crop from the frost and dry weather after, it is very hard to cut & the crop very light as well. Can scarcely cut an acre without grinding the mowing machine knives There has been showers to the north of us to day but none here.

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June FRIDAY 28 1895

I have continued to work away in the field back of the barn to day. Owing to the great difficulty of cuting have not made any great headway however. The field is only a little more than half done to night. We have had every appearance of rain to day but no rain has come. The greatest summer drought that we have ever seen, has come.

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