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John Ferguson Diary, 1872

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April, WEDNESDAY 24, 1872

The Country Aztec Society's Show of horses and cattle took place at Brampton and was well attended, the show of horses was good, not so many Short Horn's present as usual. Mr Hugh Clark showed a Jersey yearling Bull. Spent the day in plowing sod and consequently was not at the show. Spent evening reading "Marie Monk"

THURSDAY 25

Because of the frost and rain have not been able to finish the oat field until now, harrowed and run out the furniture, it is still quite wet on the low ground. seeded it with clover and Timothy 125 lbs. Was rolling the fall wheat on "other place" it looks bad. Very warm all day. Put the sheep out for a few hours on the fields.

April, FRIDAY 26, 1872

Rolled the winter wheat which is across there Etobicoke it has rather a better appearance than the other field but it rather above show for a cook. Was at John Snell’s an hour or two this afternoon looking at the stock. Received from Danborn & Co Toronto, per express 12 lbs of orchard grass @ $2.50

SATURDAY 27

Sowed barley in the little orchard and seeded it with a bush. orchard grass and 30 lbs of clover and Timothy Received from Mr Hamilton of Tullamore. 28 apple trees 3 years old (varieties) Wagner 4 red Hilzenburg 2, Roxbury Russel 4 Golden Russel 4. Fox whelp 4, Early Harvest 1. Paid $3.00 on account.

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