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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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WEDNESDAY 22

Started harvest this morning by cutting with the reaper two acres of rye, it is a fair crop, the straw is quite green but grain is ripe - - Viney, Eggie and I drove up to Snell's lake this evening and had a pleasant boat ride in company with some young friends. fine moonlight made it delightful

THURSDAY 23

At the plowing again today turned under about three acres, pretty hard work on these warm days. Are feeding the Yankee corn to the stock, some of it is over 6 ft high, is very soft and juicy, cattle are very fond of it.

FRIDAY 24

Cutting Diehl wheat with reaper, about {4?} acres is so light and thin that it might have all grown on one acre. Drove to Brampton after tea for groceries and to Post Office Received a lette from Uncle Adam. Spent evening at Edmonton Temple, had a very good meeting. - - -

SATURDAY 25

Had a visitor with us over last night, John Fox. Father's uncle from Mitchell. It is nearly 24 years since he was here before, is a fine looking old man. At the fallow plowing and almost finished in the three days. A very warm day indeed.

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