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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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April, WEDNESDAY, 5 1871

Was engaged in pulling down 60 rods of fences and bring up the rotten and broken nails resawing all the sound trees for rebuilding the fences. The women folks are busy house cleaning and white washing. Ms. James Crawford spent the evening here. A bright warm day.


Was rebuilding the fence we are down yesterday. Drew with horses and waggon the cider stakes for it. Gathered 12 pails of sap last night and 1,4 tonight making 20 pails on hand, it rain from the trees pretty fast this week on account of frost at night.

April, FRIDAY, 7 1871

Commenced plowing sod today it is pretty wet on the lowest ground and some frost here and there but the greater part plows very well. "Robert" boiled 30 pails of sap bring the last boil of the season. Spent evening at choir practice, the stove were all closed today in Brampton. Aft was very warm the thermometer nearly 75* in the shade.


Was snowing plaster in the {illegible} this forenoon. Brought up all the sugar {illegible: kittles} and barrels from the bush the season is over. Went to Brampton this afternoon got measured for a suit of grey tweed, had a chat with Alick. The weather is very warm the grass and fall wheat are getting quite green.

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