Category Archives: Summer

Indian Summer- Monday September 1902

Surely, the Indian Summer has come. Such a warm dreamy brightness, with a benignant caress in the air. The binder is off to the wheat field. If I have an hour’s writing to do, I like to be outside, partly … Continue reading

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Foretelling the Weather – September 1898

This summer, when the weather has changed so often and so suddenly we have had many opportunities of watching in nature the signs of change. Many signs are local or at least vary in degree with locality. A greater or … Continue reading

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Two Days Heavy Rain – Saturday July 1903

It has rained heavily for two days. Did we not say that the hay cutters would tempt the rain? An array of basins are scattered over my bedroom floor to catch the drips coming through the ceiling. We cannot see … Continue reading

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To Cut or Not ot Cut – Thursday July 1903

There are two fields of hay cut in the parish. That is sure to break the drought. More than a week ago, I heard two worthy farmers discussing the question to cut or not to cut. One said there would … Continue reading

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Sunday – A Visit from “Rustlers?” – June 1903

Summer Sundays are the great days of trespass. It is on these days chiefly that the gates are left open for the cattle and horses to stray. In the evening, three bits of lads came to the house with three … Continue reading

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