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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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A damp morning but not much rain. Cutting thistles in pasture fields with scythes Drew in 3 loads of excellent timothy hay and 1 load of the orchard grass. Spent evening at Edmonton Temple No 543 a fair attendance. some of the members have violated the pledge and will hurt the influence of the Lodge a good deal.


Weather unsettled, no haying operations done today. Picking the larvaie of potato bugs off the field potatoes. They are just hatching out and will be numerous. Started the job of hoeing and thinning out the turnips, they are growing nicely. Received a letter from Aunt Jennie Rice & one from Mr Wakely o Proton - -


Attended Ebenezer U. S. School Sec. pres. and addressed the scholars on the lesson. Mark I 16 to 27. "The Authority of Christ". JC Snell and family were here afternoon and to tea. A heavy east rain set in about 2 oclock P.M. and did not get to Chuch tonight


The rain of last night and this forenoon was the heaviest of the season, the creek is raised fully one foot by it. At the turnips and various work. Cutting grass with mower afte tea. Cherries are ripe and luscious. Oats and spring wheat are out in head. Green peas in the field

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