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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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TUESDAY 16

Raining lightly most of last night and smartly all for-noon. Commenced cutting the rye for feeding the cattle, it is just past the blossom and would average nearly 5 ft in height Working some in the garden at transplanting melons and cucumbers in the lower bush splitting some maple logs. Raining again tonight.

WEDNESDAY 17

Drove to Brampton this morning and sold K.C & Co 11 bush of spring wheat at $1.15. Father went to Dr. Patillo for advice and medicine, he having been sick for a week past. Was grading and levelling the road down Etobicoke hill. Spent evening reading Carpenter's Comic Readings

THURSDAY 18

Working in the woods, sawing and splitting some fallen trees into cordwood and rails. Doing general job work these days such as, pulling burs straightening up the fences destroying the currant worms and doing a little in the garden A fine litter of eight Berkshires arrived today - - - - -

FRIDAY 19

Was horse hoeing the corn it is doing finely. 4 to 6 inches high spent rest of th day remodelling the flower beds in front yard and hauling leaf mould from the woods for them. Viney and I drove to Brampton this evening. At Choit Practice and had a good sing Mailed "Proguss" to RJ Nichols & "Banner" to Uncle Thomas Harrington.

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