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John Ferguson Diary, 1871

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September, WEDNESDAY, 20 1871.

Finished hauling the manure from backyard, it being now entirely clear, drew for 8 loads of the finest and {scattuud?} over the Timothy meadow. Sold 2 ewe lambs to Mr Chambers of Caledon @ $10 each. Bought 50 lbs of Timothy seed @ $4.00. Gathered the ripe fall apples.


Cross plowed the little orchard about one acre. Sowed 40 lbs of Timothy seed on 9 acre clover field of last year's seeding. The clover is pretty thin so that there will be noon for the Timothy. Father, mother, Viney and I drove down this evening to Brampton W.M. S. School Anniversary, not a very large attendance.

September, FRIDAY, 22 1871.

Heard Revs A. Sutherland and W.W. Ross of Toronto deliver good addresses at last nights meeting. Was threshing at J. {Searminto?} all day. J.C. Snell and J.G Snell with their men and stock started for Kingston Exhibition this morning. Bought of John Snell their 5 yr Rd ram "Champion" (Cotswold) @ $75.


Commenced threshing at noon at out place with J. Cation's machinery. Threshed the barley and part of the oats, have considerably more than 100 bush of of barley. Put both straw and choff in the mow together. A warm pleasant day.

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