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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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TUESDAY 19

Plowing and preparing ground for corn and rape. Hauling manure on the turnip ground and for potatoes - Put the {hind?} & lat coal of paint of the lumber wagon - Loomed the horses out to grass for the first time for all night -

WEDNESDAY 20

Spent the day at sheep shearing. clipped 1 yeard father 8. the wool is very clean and shear easily heaviest fleece weighs 12 1/2 lbs. From a {?} love - Bought a bell from an agent @ $10.00 weight 50 lbs made in Markham. Ont payable next January or before if we choose

THURSDAY 21

Completed the wool clipping will have about 240 lbs off 29 sheep. the fleeces of old were bright. expecting which the average will be 9 lbs. Was drilling up the ground for the corn and rape and sowing the same - Weather dry and cool.

FRIDAY 22

Plowing the ground for roots. it is pretty hard but will work up fiercely when freely harrowed. Have nearly one acre of rape sowed 5 lbs of sud. 3/4 of an acre of American corn with bushel 1/4 of an acre of Canadian corn with a dozen ears - Spent evening at Edmonton Lodge

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