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I'd Do Most of It Again
by Ron Bailey

Ron Bailey captures some of the most significant parts of his life in this autobiography. Ron has been a woodsman, mechanic, teacher, farmer, college lecturer and professor who began work at the age of 15 and continued until retiring at the age of 75.

Ron outlines his earlier days as a teacher in Manitouwadge, the decision to farm, and what to farm. Through it all, how to pursue excellence in all things.

He continues to serve his community at his latest home in New Liskeard.

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ISBN: 978-1-989615-44-7 | WMPub#1339 | 8½" x 11"
418 pages; 86 photos; trade paperback | $29.95

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Table of Contents

7 Preface

9 Part 1: Getting Started

9 Sleigh ride

11 Bailey Grandparents

16 Leaving Grandpa Bailey's

18 Aldred Grandparents

23 The Hough Lake House

28 Here, Boy

32 School Daze

46 Mr. Primeau

48 My Dad

53 My Mother

59 Homemade Bread

60 The Farm Radio

62 Timber Cruising

63 Unload The Lambs

69 Horses And Oxen

79 How Green Were My Mountains

81 The Boat

82 The New House

86 Changing Times

90 The New Well

92 Fishing Holes and Hounds

99 Drudgery, Deer and Diesels

106 Pumping Gas

112 Elliot Lake

132 Agincourt

135 The Southland

143 Boats, Planes and Judo Lessons

154 Finishing High School

159 Part 2: Waterloo University

167 Little Long Rapids

175 Year l

180 Summer of 1963

187 Anne

189 Year II

197 Summer of 1964

204 Year lll

208 Year IV

215 Manitouwadge

215 Part 3: Teaching High School in Manitouwadge

223 Ray Ward

233 Slushing Down

237 First Prize

240 Westward Ho!

244 Outers

251 Moose

252 Summer of 1971

255 Art Dirks

256 The New Role

261 First Year as Vice Principal

263 Night of the Wolverine

269 Situations

275 Summer of 1975

276 A Town's Underbelly

278 The Thornloe Farm

279 Part 4: Farm Life

279 The Thornloe House

283 Livestock

288 The Land

290 David and Jennifer

293 Off-farm Work

294 Water

296 New Liskeard College of Agricultural Technology

299 Mr. John Butler

304 The Charolais Business

307 Army Manoeuvres

308 Sales And More Sales

321 Mr. Don Taylor

325 Canola

327 Mr. Bill Allen

329 Skills Upgrading

330 The Kubota Tractor

332 Rats

333 Mr. Dave Beattie

334 Jodi

336 Farm Accidents

339 The Pipeline

340 The ARDA Farm

341 Garbage

343 The Announced Closure of NLCAT

347 The Crop Insurance Board

352 Northern College

354 Full-time Farming

358 The Netherlands and France

360 Gates

362 The Environmental Stewardship Award

364 Our First John Deere

374 The Baerg Family

375 Red Angus Cattle

378 Memorable Calvings

389 TLC

390 The Netherlands and Germany

392 Prostate Cancer

392 BSE

392 Heart Attack

400 Downsizing

401 Music

403 Goodbye FarmHello Town

405 The Ploughing Match

413 Epilogue

417 Afterword