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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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February, WEDNESDAY, 8. 1871.

Commenced threshing clover this morning with Smith and Hunters machine. The seed comes very slowly from the mill, only getting about 5 1/2 bush. Today have nearly 2 bush of Alsike . Weather very mild thawing fast.


Was at the same work as yesterday, about 5 bush to day. Did not thresh all the clover, it turns out so poorly. It would not pay. Paid the threshers $12 & Anderson Campbell $1.00 for 2 days work also, R. Crawford same for 2 days. Mrs. Guy Bell spent the day here and Mr. Bell was here this evening.

February, FRIDAY, 10. 1871

Drove Aunt Mary and Sarah Peacock to Brampton Station this morning. They are going to Toronto Sarah is hired at Dr. Fulton's. Was parsing and applying a preparation of bluestove and verdigris to sheep's feet for to cure the disease {illegible, hewfoot?} which is very troublesome.


Was helping with team J.Learmont to thresh clover seed which yielded about the same as ours. The C. {illegible, communion?} Baptists of Edmonton had a successful (illegible) last night {illegible, valued?} nearly $40. J.C. Snell and wife were here this evening on their way home from Brampton.

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