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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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May MONDAY 11 1874

Still at the plowing of sod the ground is getting harder every day Planted a few "Early Rose" potatoes in the garden. Spent evening in Brampton. Left an order at Wilkinson's for a pair of pants bought a fine shirt at $1.75. The Lodge was but poorly attended tonight


Received a letter last night from Viney she is improving in health slowly and will be home by the 24th. At the same work as yesterday Also started sowing the peas. The weather continues warm and dry. Turned the cattle out to grass as the hay & straw is about fed up.

May WEDNESDAY 13 1874

Finished plowing the sod and sowing the same with peas. 4 bush "Early" & 20 bush "Crown" on 7 1/2 acres...Run out the principal cross furrows with the plow, the sods turning up fresh and green. Had a nice little shower last night but the ground is very dry..End of seeding proper.


TransPlanted 4 horse chesnuts & one sugar maple from the garden to the front lane. Sold in Brampton 6 bush "Early Rose" @ 75 {symbol indicating cents} and bought 1 1/2 bush "Hungarian" grass seed @ $1.25. Mr & Mrs JC Snell were here for dinner & tea, it being their wedding anniversary (AD 1868) Received a letter from RJ Nichols of Chicago.

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