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John Ferguson Diary, 1872


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October, TUESDAY 1, 1872

Finished threshing the rest of the fall wheat, have 230 bush only a midling sample, made a small stack of wheat straw but have all the rest in the barn and a great pile of chaff threshed barley this afternoon about 300 bush, which finishes our threshing for this year.


Was engaged this forenoon in washing the ram lambs with warm soft-water and soap, there are 8 of them left uet. Spent afternoon at Mr David Wiggins, Jr. helping to raise a log stable. Walked up to J.C. Snells and staid all night with them

October, THURSDAY 3, 1872

Commenced ridging the pea land 22 ft ridges. Was digging the early potatoes and storing them for further use, about 20 bush of all varieties of early potatoes. Father spent the day at Guelph Central Fair, J. Snell has been successful in carrying off the largest and best prizes.


Was at same work as yesterday County Peel, Agrie J {??} hold their Animal Show today and to morrow, the Fair Ground is enlarged and greatly improved. The weather is fine and dry pretty severe {?} frosts at night. Had an arrival of a small litter of Berkshires only 4, they are well marked.

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