John Thomas escaped the apprenticeship and traveled to Bettersea Ontario, where he was eventually able to set up farming. This book deals with the hardships of the travel of his family and the joy of getting his own farm.
For many years I heard about some of the experiences of my Ancestors and was fascinated by them. After retirement from my work life, I decided to write these stories for future generations to have access to. Having been raised on a farm and doing much of the required farm work, I have an understanding of situations that can occur there. I have tried to make this story interesting and readable while sticking as close as I could to the facts.