John Ferguson Diary, 1879

Title

John Ferguson Diary, 1879

Date Created

1879

Is Part Of

John Ferguson Diary Collection

Medium

Scanned Microfilm Manuscript

Transcription

Feb. Monday, 3. 1879

Drove to Clande with iron plow to Clunis' blacksmith's shop for repairs, and then on to Caledon and brought home a few fence posts in the sleigh box. Sold one bush of new clover seed to J Wiggins @$4.00.

Tuesday, 4.

Today was hauling and spreading clover chaff on front field for seeding next spring. the chaff contains considerable seed. In town on tour tonight. Received Rennies seed Catalogue

Wednesday, 5.

A light fall of snow. Spent today in barn winnowing clover seed, it requires sifting after fanning mill to get it clean. Spent evening at R. Watson's in neighbourly chat. Weather mild.

Feb. Thursday, 6. 1879

A days chopping in "lower woods" of tops of basswoods taken out for saw logs. Spent evening at M W McCollums in Brampton visiting Mr & Mrs R J Nichols. Superb moonlight nights.

Friday, 7.

In forenoon to last trip for cedar posts to Caledon Paid for 200 posts @ 9 C $18.00 to Mr Isaac N{illegible} Afternoon took a chopping to grist mill in town. Evening at home.

Saturday, 8.

Spent forenoon in making a trip Victoria for half of yesterdays load of posts, the sleighing being too poor to bring full load home. Afternoon in town for chopping &C. Sold 3 bbls of apples to Tomalin @3.25 for lot and 4 doz eggs @ 20C.

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“John Ferguson Diary, 1879,” Rural Diary Archive, accessed January 26, 2021, https://ruraldiaries.lib.uoguelph.ca/transcribe/items/show/279.

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