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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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July, TUESDAY, 18 1871.

Finished reaping our fall wheat and shocked part of it up. It is a very good crop, very plump grain and the shaw bright, and free from rust. There is considerable {illegible: wasten?} shelling out while handling it, being real ripe. Strong, cool north wind and no signs of rain. Spent evening reading, July Repository.

WEDNESDAY, 19

Was setting up the remainder of the wheat and helping John Learmeut finish his sheat cutting. Was hauling away the good and bad nails from before the new board fences, picking out a few of the best of the pieces for fine wood, piling the remainder around old stumps in the fallow. The weather is very cool.

July, TUESDAY, 20 1871.

Was hauling 10 loads of manure on the 3 acre fallow field, only the high ground needing any be the ground is quite new. Misses Sarah S.K.F. Snell were here on a visit this afternoon. Jennie received another letter from J.C.S. {illegible} other from York, he is getting weary of so much travelling. Father was at Bailey {illegible} Show of Wild Animals.

FIRDAY, 21

Drew in five loads of wheat in in five order and will thresh easily. Started cross plowing the smaller fallow. The old sods through it makes the plowing disagreeable. Went to Choir practice this evening. The first meeting for nearly two months.

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