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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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TUESDAY 14

Mowin all forenoon, and horse raking and cocking the rest of the day. Had a visit this evening from Mr J.C. Smith, he is now living in London. Mailed letters to Bay City, Proton, Osborn Missouri. Aunty Bruenan and Aunty Featherstone came this evening on a 3 days visit

WEDNESDAY 15

Hauled in five loads od good timothy hay, acred in one day without rain. Our visitors are enjoying themselves, they generally pay us some annual visits and are always warmly received by us as two excellent old ladies Ha a very heavy thunder shoeer this evening the thunder was almost deafening......

THURSDAY 15

The frequent showers of late are making growth of spring grain and root crop very rapid. The American corn is nearly six feet high.....Completed the mowing at noon today. Horse-raking this afternoon and hauling in some of the hay cut this morning.

FRIDAY 17

Completed the hay harvest 13 loads off the 10 1/2 acre field total number of loads 25 beside the 2 loads of orchard grass. Drove to Brampton this evening with our visitors Received a letter from RJ Nichols of Chicago.

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