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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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Just preparing for S. School when it commenced raining and continued all forenoon. JC Snell and family were here most of the day and passed the time with music, chat and reading. Perhaps not the most profitable way to spend the Sabbath and am afraid not so much worships done.


Completed the cross-plowing and once harrowing the fallow. AF Campbell came on a few days visit, with his stylish new buggy, he has engaged to teach in Brampton day school for a year at $400. Spent evening at home but ought to have gone to the temple as it is election of Officers to night


Gave the turnips the second hand hoeing. they are growing slowly yet as the weather has been too warm for them - - - The harvest comes on very tandily indeed, there being more or less rain all this forenoon, reckon we will get a start tomorrow again. Planted 75 celery plants. . . . . . . . .


With the help of J Learnent at the binding we cut and bound five deus of the barley it is very nearly all long enough to be tied easily, the shocks are very thick over the field. AF Campbell takes a trip to Brampton every day and Reeps in supply of the Toronto dalies

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