In the early 1940s William George Pope, and his wife Mildred “Moodie” Pope, left Utica, NY and bought a farm. They named it High Acres, and started raising Ayeshire Cattle. Pope had been an engineering teacher up to this point in his life, but his passion for High Acres is made clear in the daily journals he kept. In spare and unsentimental language, Pope describes the weather, goings on at the farm, he and his wife Moodie’s social life, and occasional mentions of the war overseas, in which his two sons were serving. His great-grandson Lucas Adams is now illustrating W.G. Pope’s diary for us here at Modern Farmer. See the rest of W.G.’s journal entries here.