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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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WEDNESDAY 24

At the same work as yesterday and completed the job. have now a fine pile of manure 30 loads which will make a good compost in a few weeks - - Still cutting some rye for feeding the cattle but the straw is getting almost too stiff and dry to do much good.

THURSDAY 25

Had our man "Joe" pulling up a new kind of weed that has sprung up in the meadows, it has a large white flower with a yellow centre, and it will be a nuisance if not soon eradicated. Spent nearly all day at Snell's lake. fishing had poor luck, caught six small sunfish.

FRIDAY 26

Drove to Brampton this morning with father to the Doctor's. Plenty of strawberries in the market now. selling at 12 1/2¢ per quart. Received a letter from Uncle Adam - JC Snell and family were here this evening. At Choir Practice tonight. A fine misty rain but did not amount to much.

SATURDAY 27

An early horseback ride to Mr Guy Bell's on business. left home at 4:30 AM and was back again in time for breakfast. Split the drills in the rape plot and sowed 3 lbs of rape seed on the acre the Hils housing eat the first lot. Was hilling up the corn. some of it is one foot high - - - -

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