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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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SATURDAY 18

Working at the turnips all day. are growing finely now. Our neighbour Armstrong started harvest yesterday in the rye. Green peas and ripe cherries & currants are the order of the day. The rasperries are just coming in - - - -

SUNDAY 19

Spent morning at S School. Sec pres. Mr A Workhall addressed the scholars on the lesson Mark I 38 to 45. "The Leper" Canadian Messenger given semi montly to the scholars is an excellent little paper the contents is always fresh and new. Heard Rec Burns preach in Brampton tonight

MONDAY 20

Ended the job of thinning the turnips, once over them but will need another hoeing in about two weeks. Put the horse hoe through the rape and turnips in half a day, requiring very steady work and a walk of 12 miles. Spent evening at home.

TUESDAY 21

Started cross plowing with two teams in the fallow turning down the green buckwheat, it is about one foot high on average and just coming in blossom Had a visit from Mr and Mrs {?} A Modeland & Egerton Ferguson. Dry weather and cool at nights

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