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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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THURSDAY 4

Replowed the turnip lot it is now in fine trim - Started plowing the summer fallow with the other team. A prodigy arrived today in the shape of a black lamb, it is nearly twenty years since we had a black sheep. The currant worms potato {?} are here now in full force -

FRIDAY 5

Disscolved 3 lbs of McDougall's tick destroyer in 25 gals of water and dipped all the lambs into the liquid - Spent afternoon at Mr Ben Watson's bee to raise a straw house. This evening at the Edmonton Temple the meeting was open to the public and the little church was filled -

SATURDAY 6

The entertainment last night was readings, dialogues, & music mostly from the members. Spent today at plowing in the fallow - Set out 100 cabbage plants in the garden. the blossoms on the fruit trees are very plentiful -

SUNDAY 7

The weather to day was very warm and attended with several thunder showers. in the early morn there was a heavy mist and thunder. which does not often occur - Spent the day at home at reading. Heard Mr L. Aoltby preach tonight in Brampton - text I Kings XIX. 4th verse -

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