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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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August, FRIDAY 30, 1872

Sowed {11 or 17} bush of Diehl wheat on 10 1/2 acres of ground, it was very windy making it difficult work to sow evenly the first fall wheat I ever sowed. Spent evening at Choir Practice Rather slim attendance. A great change in the weather cold enough to wear coat and mitts. Bought 1/2 bush of Timothy seed @ $4.00 per bush


Commenced sowing the Timothy after the wheat but gave it up because of the high wind. Finished running the cross and {?} furrows. Got home our new spring waggon, it is light and stylish, also brought up J. Learments buggy, cost us $10.00 for repairs.

September, SUNDAY 1, 1872

Drove the new spring waggon up to S. School. Supt pres. lesson I Corinthians 1. 18 to 25 verses. Heard Rev J. Scott preach at Zion this afternoon, text, "Praise waiteth for Thee O God in Zion" the minister and Eli Crawford {?} took tea here. J.C. Snell and family were here also. Very smoky atmosphere today, from large flies over Caledon


{Dogs?} among the sheep again last night causing the death of a fine ewe lamb, and breaking the leg of a ram lamb, so that ewe had to kill it. Finished shovelling the cross furrows in the fall wheat field. Spent evening at the Lodge had a lively and {?} meeting {cut off} address by Rev J. Bradshaw and "Safeguard Chronicle" by {?} J.M. Reid

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