232 ft (17 minutes 55 seconds)
Library and Archives Canada list of titled amateur films
"Film about the Woodley’s at their place in the country." Library and Archives Canada.
This film is a part of the Charles Devenish Woodley Collection held by Library and Archives Canada.
Charles Devenish Woodley Collection, Library and Archives Canada
"It shows: “Farm for Sale” sign on a gate; the Woodley boys, Doug and Bill, go with their father for a look at the property; they pick flowers; their mother is at work in the kitchen; the boys pick flowers and give them to their mother, who puts the flowers in a vase; boys with lawn mower; the Woodleys clean up, putting discarded items such as a toilet in a pile outdoors; a group of friends come for a visit; the family resumes the clean-up work after they leave; scenes of the boys planting and gardening; the father paints walls; the boys walk in the woods; an intertitle says that after the rain, the family repaired the roof; the father on a ladder; roof repairs; one of the boys brings a box of berries to Mrs. Woodley; Mrs. Woodley eats one; views of fruit on trees in the orchard; an intertitle shows Mr. Woodley and the boys cursing the birds who are eating the fruit; they throw stones at the birds to shoo them off; the boys go into the house and come out with sticks; a chase ensues; views of the youngest Woodley, baby Lorne; picking fruit; Mrs. Woodley with Lorne; Lorne eating; intertitle states that the garden grew; shots of the garden; boy hoeing and the two boys harvest corn; they bring ears of corn to show their mother; close-ups of the corn; intertitle reads “we keep our camera busy”; Lorne in playpen in outdoor sunshine; boy with camera taking pictures of Lorne; close-up of the baby; baby waves to camera; dog digs beside foundation of the house and boy is beside him before they run off; intertitle explains that they found a skunk; dog getting a bath; intertitle says that cleanliness has been a problem; cut to scene of Mrs. Woodley washing the baby in a sink; one of the boys takes a bath in a small metal washtub; the boys help their mother do the laundry outdoors using an old wringer washer; man hangs clothes on line; the baby looks on; the boys explore the meadow; they walk down path with dog; close-up of ladybug on leaf; boys use magnifying glass to peer at insects on leaves; close-ups of snail on twig; boys run through meadow; boy with butterfly net; boy with jar; more insect close-ups; close-up of Monarch butterfly; close-up of large striped caterpillar; boys in the garden; boys harvesting apples; bushel baskets full of apples; large group of friends come over; intertitle says a shift in the wind breaks up the party; cut to scene of the boys shovelling manure; Mr. Woodley finds the “Farm for sale” sign lying in tall grass; he shakes his head and throws the sign away. Closes with “The End”," via Library and Archives Canada.